[tex-live] ICC profiles for PDF/A compliance

Lars Madsen daleif at math.au.dk
Tue Sep 11 12:42:54 CEST 2018

The last time we had a book with colors in it the printing house had some trouble in using RGB and converting it correctly to the CMYK setup they use.

They had to dig up some older programmes to do the conversion, and then of course our colors were off (luckily we had parameterized all colors in our Tikz images, so we managed), but having better handling for CMYK would be nice.

I think at least earlier there were certain parts of tikz that forced RGB.

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@math / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@math

From: tex-live <tex-live-bounces+daleif=imf.au.dk at tug.org> on behalf of Norbert Preining <preining at logic.at>
Sent: 11 September 2018 12:20
To: Zdenek Wagner
Cc: Ross Moore; TeX Live; Peter Selinger
Subject: Re: [tex-live] ICC profiles for PDF/A compliance

Hi Zdenek,

well said, I didn't want to go into that much details. But don't you
have the experience that for normal printing (that is not art books etc)
printers nowadays accept RGB?

For the last book project (collection of scientific papers) I prepared
everything with CMYK etc only to be told they need it in RGB :-(

Anyway, back on topic - you seem to be technically well versed here, can
you suggest a profile that should be used by default unless a user
defines one in pdfx package?



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