[Tugindia] [OT/Commercial] Preparing PDF for offset printing [was] format for Off Set printer

S. venkataraman svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Thu Feb 10 12:37:50 CET 2011

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 7:42 AM, H.S.Rai <hsrai at gmx.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 1:05 PM, H.S.Rai <hsrai at gmx.net> wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 1:03 PM, Radhakrishnan CV <cvr at river-valley.org>
> wrote:
> >> On 23-Oct-2010, at 4:14 PM, Sridhar M.A. wrote:
> >
> > Thank to all who responded.
> >
> > Now my printer is ready to experiment. He asked to give pdf, and jpg
> > of about four pages with coloured images, and he will try with that.
> The outcome of experiment is negative.
> Is it possible to do preparing job for off-set printing, with FOSS
> tool or for production there is only non-free tools. Here it my city,
> I got impression that CorelDraw is GOD. Even Goossens, Rahtz and
> Mittelbach wrote in their book "The LaTeX - Graphics Companion"
> <quote page 348 last paragraph of section 9.5.1>
> ... take professional advice before embarking on large-scale color
> project with LaTeX ...
> </quote>
> Now, may I know some body who can prepare my pdf for offset printing,
> i.e. doing pagination (I don't know exact term, it put about four
> pages in different sequence on big page), colour separation [and then
> I have to see cost factor, in addition to risk of getting it delayed,
> resistance from all around me, who find giving to agency is more
> comfortable without caring about the use of software at his end], or
> can suggest me tools / procedure to do it. I read somewhere to do that
> pagination, what now, unable to find it.
> I guess it will be much easier to do in from .tex file, but I have
> .pdf, no source .tex as .pdf is prepared by fetching data from
> database, producing openoffice document, and then exporting to .pdf
> (automatically on server side, developed as web-application)
> --
> H.S.Rai
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Check if this link is of any use to you.
Did you try importing pdf into scribus?
Also, check out the features of the Memoir class.
S. Venkataraman

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