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I received a minute ago the second printed attempt: worst.😩 At the same time, I start to be more familiar with all bugs, fresh or already reported (and I have ideas for workarounds). The quest continues on a path full of traps. I'll detail about it once I'll have a good result.

@davidrevoy aw.. can't they just print one A4 to show the colors? i doubt you need a whole book to check the color profile is AGAIN borked ...

@piggo The printer is a big print-on-demand company with tons of book per day. This jobs are handled by factories with printer operators; they just load the PDF, and ship the result. If the PDF has bugs, not their problems.

That's being said; next tests will be on a mini booklet to reduce shipping cost and price of the proof. Because I discover so many color management issues and bugs... V1 and V2 workflow were both correct; but result is not comform. 😔

@davidrevoy did you see this post on #krita-artists? mastodon.social/@Krita_artists

Maybe you could discuss with him what his workflow is...he seems very happy with his results. Just a suggestion.

@LPS The Krita part works. But I assume this thread is about an artist who send CMYK file to a publisher that manage the printed colors afterward (so Adobe color management with Indesign/Acrobat after that for sure.)

The real challenge on my side is to get full FLOSS from artwork to the printer and get Scribus to produce a PDF with the exact PDF-X1 standard and the color profile of my printer... I meet a lot of bugs on the way (things that display as if they work, but doesn't in background)

@davidrevoy
I'm not sure, would probably be helpful to speak with him directly to confirm. It might save you alot of time and effort. In english we have a funny expression, "when you assume it makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me" :)

@ELR I'll use only one POD service because I can't manage multiple (too time consuming, especially to declare taxes and manage products). I'm using OneBookShelf who already have a big catalog of comics and ship from USA and England.

@davidrevoy No issues and thank you for the information.

Other question, do you know if is there any issue sending printed books to outermost regions from Europe?

@ELR

In this project the POD service manages sending the item directly to customers from factory ( and with a factory in USA and Englaud they ship world wide).

I don't have any experience managing world wide shipping for products. Sorry.

@ELR @davidrevoy A couple of years ago I sent printed books all over the world and the two (of 102) that didn't arrive were for Mexico and China. (Other copies in Mexico and China did arrive; and the Brazil one arrived but very late)

@irina @davidrevoy The problem is that some companies have outermost regions in a different state. For example, in amazon some transport enterprises have every province in spain classified in mainland or balears, so I got some requests returned due to they didn't think how to catch things far away from mainland.

@davidrevoy
ouch... that world suddenly looks very bleak rather than vibrant!

@davidrevoy 😮 Sorry to see you having a hard time specially with all the heavy work you have put into this! Hope you can find a least a work-around if not the solution for it, keep the spirit high! 🙂

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