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<title>Scribus PDF/X-3 Information</title>
<h2>Scribus PDF/X-3 Information</h2>
<p>Support for PDF/X-3 is a major milestone in the development of Scribus. Scribus was the first DTP application to support a demanding, but open ISO standard: ISO 15930-3:2002. This type of support for high quality PDF creation has been, until now, available only in expensive proprietary applications. Moreover, creating &#034;press ready&#034; Creating commercial press ready PDFs has historically been fraught with errors, especially for users unfamiliar with the nuances of postscript, PDF distilling and varying capabilities of image-setters. The saying &#034;It is hard to create a good PDF, but really easy to mess up&#034;, has a great deal of truth. The more common usage of the Adobe Acrobat Distiller family of applications for PDF creation has typically needed knowledge of at least some of the close to 100 Distiller parameters.</p>
<title>Scribus PDF/X-3 Exports</title>
<h2>Scribus PDF/X-3 Exports</h2>
<p>Support for PDF/X-3 was a major milestone in the development of Scribus. Scribus was the first page layout application to support a demanding, but open ISO standard: ISO 15930-3:2002. This type of support for high quality PDF creation has been, until now, available only in expensive proprietary applications. Moreover, creating commercial &#034;press ready&#034; PDFs has historically been fraught with errors, especially for users unfamiliar with the nuances of postscript, PDF distilling and varying capabilities of image-setters. The saying &#034;It is hard to create a good PDF, but really easy to mess up&#034;, has a great deal of truth. The more common usage of the Adobe Acrobat Distiller family of applications for PDF creation has typically needed knowledge of at least some of the close to 100 Distiller parameters.</p>
<p>In European countries the concept of PDF/X has been more widely accepted than in North America. Much of the push for these standards has come primarily from Germany and German pre-press companies, a worldwide leader in press and high end digital imaging technology.</p>
<p>The creation of PDF/X, currently with 3 defined ISO standards, is in part, an attempt to provide end users and creators with a vendor neutral measuring stick to vet files as suitable for professional printing or exchange with service bureaus. Scribus now has easy to understand and use options which enable end users to create 100% PDF/X-3 compliant files. By judicious use of PDF options, end users can be assured their files, if they require, too be 100% standards compliant. As always, be certain any PDFs you create can be used in the work-flow of your printer or pre-press service bureau. Not all are equipped to handle the latest in PDF technology. The latest Prinergy and Harlequin image-setting work-flows are capable of supporting PDF/X-3</p>
<p>The creation of PDF/X, currently with 3 defined ISO standards, is in part, an attempt to provide end users and creators with a vendor neutral measuring stick to vet files as suitable for professional printing or exchange with service bureaus. Scribus now has easy to understand and use options which enable end users to create 100% PDF/X-3 compliant files. By judicious use of PDF options, end users can be assured their files, if they require, too be 100% standards compliant. As always, be certain any PDFs you create can be used in the work-flow of your printer or pre-press service bureau. Not all are equipped to handle the latest in PDF technology. The latest Prinergy and Harlequin image-setting work-flows are capable of supporting PDF/X-3.</p>
<p><strong>Warning: all images should be in RGB, not CMYK before importing. Otherwise, unwanted color shifts may appear.</strong></p>
<h3>Quick Start to Creating a PDF/X-3 Compatible PDF</h3>
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<h3>When should I use PDF/X-3 ?</h3>
<p>When you require <strong>very</strong> precise color reproduction <strong>and</strong> your printer can accept PDF/X-3 files. Without support from your printer, you are likely to have adverse color changes compared to more traditional PDF export.</p>
<p>When you require <strong>very</strong> precise color reproduction <strong>and</strong> your printer can accept PDF/X-3 files. Without support from your printer, you are likely to have adverse color changes compared to more traditional PDF export. The most likely type of printer to support PDF/X-3 is newer digital printers, as they can handle the RGB to CMYK export natively. </p>
 
<h3>Do I really need color management?</h3>
<p>Yes, the design of PDF/X-3 is intended to provide a fully color managed PDF work-flow, without detailed knowledge of actual printing technologies.</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ddap.org/resource_center/article_index.php">http://www.ddap.org/resource_center/article_index.php</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.ipa.org/PDFS/pdfxguide.zip">http://www.ipa.org/PDFS/pdfxguide.zip</a></p>
<p><a href="http://www.pdf-x.com/downloads/pdf/application_notes_pdfx3.pdf">http://www.pdf-x.com/downloads/pdf/application_notes_pdfx3.pdf</a></p>
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<p><a href="http://pdfx.info">http://pdfx.info has info both in English and German. </a></p>
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