It keeps changing my CMYK numbers

Asked by Mariah Clark on 2017-03-07

My Printer told me to set my black to C-75 M-68, Y-67, K-90. But every time I enter the numbers it changes them to something else. How am I supposed to set the color if it is constantly changing? Am I doing something wrong? I am in fill and have CMYK selected.

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2017-03-08
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Hi Mariah,

Inkscape can currently only work in CMYK colorspace for displaying, or for further use in Scribus (http://scribus.net).

It is not able to export files in CMYK colorspace.

(I know this doesn't address the changing color values, which could be - as far as I can guess - due to the default CMYK color space Inkscape may use - , but it may be that you didn't know yet and will want to adapt your workflow).

If you intend to use Inkscape for setting CMYK color values with a specific black color, you need to make sure to use Inkscape's color management functions, and to activate a color profile that matches your print service's demands. Then you'll need to import the file into Scribus to be able to export it in CMYK.

More info:
http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=5654
http://write.flossmanuals.net/inkscape/color-management/
http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/55262/how-to-embed-a-color-profile-into-a-pdf-with-inkscape
http://www.libregraphicsproduction.com/workflow/color-management
http://libregraphicsworld.org/blog/entry/getting-cmyk-colors-from-inkscape-to-scribus

Kind Regards,
 Maren

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