I'm creating a booklet where only the first and the last page are allowed to be colour and the rest grayscale (for printing; CMYK). How do I do this with Scribus?


Just make separated files. One for the interiors and other for the covers.

The interiors should be nor printed as CMYK, but grayscale only.

An aditional tip: Depending on the pint system and the number of total booklets printed there is a chance you can actually have the interiors of the cover pages in full color too at the same price. Ask the printer.

  • Thanks for the reply! But how do I amalgamate the two? Can I send two PDFs? – codehitman Jan 6 '17 at 3:23
  • You can send two if you can talk with a printhouse person (a technical one). Small printhouses usually can do some discussions without the tax ticking. Several PDFs can be combined in Adobe Acrobat (=the industry standard). There are low cost alternatives such as Foxit Fantom. Even online PDF processing services are available, also free ones. CMYK and BW pages must be in a strictly defined order, if you want to gain some savings by having BW pages. Consult with the printhouse. – user287001 Jan 6 '17 at 10:19
  • I have seen online print-shops which even request separate files, if you tick that the book inside-pages are to be black only (grayscale). In Europe, it seems that covers almost "must" be in colour. So before you spend a lot of time amalgamating, check with your preferred printer. – Martin Zaske Jan 18 '17 at 13:59
  • Of course an online printer will sell you the full package. But I have being doing 1-8 ink projects for quite some years now, and the final price is diferent. And this also works for publications made in a copy shop project. – Rafael Jan 18 '17 at 18:36

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