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BofG

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  1. Seems like this has been noted before just over two years ago... In case anyone else comes across this problem, you can use the cmyk profiles through Windows colour management, you don't need to print through a different application. Win+R (for run), type "colorcpl.exe", select your printer, Add.. your profile and set as default. It's not as easy as setting a dropdown in the print dialouge.
  2. Thanks for looking at it, the software that created it was Windows based, maybe it's related to that. It installs without any issues on Windows. It does seem like a bug, especially given that not a single cmyk profile is listed in the print options.
  3. @R C-R zip attached if you want to try it. Out of curiosity, does your print dialogue show all the same cmyk & rgb profiles as in the document/soft proof lists? Xerox Colotech 350gsm Silk.zip
  4. Hi Dan, Thanks for replying, if you see this thread: I've uploaded a profile on there, others have checked it on Windows and it's not on the print dialouge. It's not just that specific profile, there are no default cmyk profiles in the list either.
  5. @R C-R Could just be something to do with going through the forum upload? I've just downloaded and installed the repaired one you posted, same thing - in soft proof list/document colour, not in printer options. I would think if it was a bad file it would just not show at all, plus when it was originally created and installed it was all handled through the colour profiler software. It must be a bug with AD on Windows, there are simply no cmyk profiles in the print options at all, as confirmed by others here. Towards the end of this page: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/designer/desktop/ it's got a section on colour management which mentions " end-to-end CMYK ". Maybe someone from Serif can clairfy this?
  6. Yep, I had previously used the profile through AI. Maybe it is just a bug with AD that will get fixed, but either way it's easy enough to work around.
  7. I'm creating the profiles using a colormunki profiler, that only produces CMYK printer profiles. Windows colour management works, it's not a huge problem, it would just be a bit more convenient if AD would recognise the profiles. Thanks for your input, good to know that it wasn't just me missing a setting somewhere.
  8. @v_kyr thanks for trying it, so it's the same for you as on my system. Looking at it again, there aren't any CMYK profiles in the print list at all, not even the default SWOP etc. Seems like AD is limited to RGB only on the print side of things. I'll just have to stick to Windows colour management. Appreciate your help.
  9. Hi Dan, Slightly hijacking this.. when you say "available", should an installed profile be available in the print dialogue? I have asked in another thread about a CMYK profile that only shows in soft proof/document colour setting. No one seems to know if CMYK printer profiles should show up in the print options. I'm on windows, profile was created/installed through colormunki. Thanks
  10. According to xRite, .icm is just the windows style filename for .icc. The file contents are identical. If you change the file extension to .icc you can still right-click and choose to install it. Affinity wouldn't see the file extension any way, it's looking at profiles in the host system. Still wouldn't explain why it's showing in soft proof but not print dialogue.
  11. @walt.farrell @v_kyr / anyone else with AD on windows, would you please try installing the attached cmyk profile and seeing if you get it available in the print dialogue? I'm guessing you will see the same as I do - it will be in the soft proof/document colour lists but not in the print one. Xerox Colotech 350gsm Silk.icm
  12. The printer can handle CMYK or RGB, but it makes no difference if the source document is CMYK - the profiles still don't show in the print dialogue.
  13. They are correctly installed, as I say I can use them through Windows colour management. They also show on soft proof etc. It's nothing to do with the driver, the colour management/installation of profiles to the system is independent of the driver.
  14. Thanks for the info, are those profiles 'display' profiles or 'printer' profiles? I would imagine being RGB they are for a display? I am doing the printing in house, I have custom output profiles for this exact printer with different paper types. I can set it through Windows colour management, and set the printer driver to use the host system ICM and it works as expected. It's just a pain switching profiles, would be nicer to have AD manage the colours and pick from my profiles in the print dialogue.
  15. That's exactly the place where the profiles don't show. All I get is the default list that AD installs with. If I create a new profile it shows in all parts of AD except for in that print dialogue. Do you have any custom profiles installed yourself that show there?
  16. Hi stokerg, I'm on windows, I have some printer ICC profiles installed. In Affinity Designer I can use them in a soft proof layer, and they are listed as options in the colour setting in document properties, but they don't show in the print dialogue. I had just assumed that designer didn't support printer profiles, but from what you say they should be available. Any ideas on why they don't show up? They were created through colormunki, and are V4 profiles. Thanks.
  17. It's the same as far as I am aware. It also has it's quirks - best to pick a DPI, apply it and see if it gives the correct sizing. If not, don't just apply another value - close and reopen the file first. Failing that, you don't have to draw an object to match to and do the scaling visually - you can use the size input and put in a multiplier to increase/decrease the objects sizes to give you a nicer scale to work off e.g. 1:2 rather than 1:1.315 (or actual size if it would fit canvas limitations). Neither is what you ideally want, but might make things a little less painful to use.
  18. Ah, well yes that is a different thing to what I thought you were talking about. I thought you was making the drawings yourself from scratch. Plus you mentioned nice round scale factors like 1:100. Is that pdf drawn to a scale of 1:1.315? I know that AD is odd in the way it ties sizes to the document raster DPI. If it's not giving you the right sizes, try altering the DPI in document properties, with items set to scale with page. If that 50mm line was drawn at 50mm in the pdf, you should be able to get AD to show it as 50mm too.
  19. To an extent I can see how it could be useful, but I couldn't see it as essential. Scaling numbers isn't too hard, especially in mm. Does draw plus save the scale with the document or is it set in the UI? What happens if you are switching between two open docs with different scales? If it's in the document setting, what happens if I get a file from you and don't realise it's auto-scaling? I'll end up with the wrong sizes?? To my thinking, I prefer the app is "honest" to me with the sizes - the drawing states the scale and everyone know where they stand I agree on the measurement from an image, setting the ruler scale is useful, although it's easy to work around.
  20. Select all, enter "50%" into W or H field ;) I do get what you are saying you want, I'd like to know what use it has? If you are drawing to scale, then just draw at that scale, no?
  21. I had never tried going back to RGB, I see the same as you do - both options are greyed out. No indication of whether it's assigning or converting. I can only assume that is a bug. I'd recommend working in RGB, so your file is not confined to a small gamut, and use a soft proof (layers, adjustment layer) for whatever device you are designing for. Then convert to that on export.
  22. In "Document Setup.." > Colour tab you can choose either "assign" or "convert" Assign is non-destructive - the source colour data is maintained and the new mapping is applied as you view the document (or print it depending on print settings). You have to have a local copy of the profile when viewing the file. Convert is destructive - it changes the source colour data to match the chosen profile directly. You don't need a local copy of the profile after this is done (so you can send someone the resulting file and they won't need the profile file to get the same colours).
  23. While some RGB gamuts do entirely contain the CMYK one, it's not a simple mapping - there is a complex conversion process. This is why you'll see options like 'relative colourmetric', 'absolute colourmetric' and so on. On top of this you'll have a colour profile as well. It's a very complex area, and not one I claim to fully understand. I tend to take the pragmatic approach of 'what is the file for?' You say the client wants it in two colour spaces, what are they doing with them? If one is for print, then the output is down to the printer - I'd be inclined to give them the just the RGB, or maybe ask for the print profile to assign to the document. The other question is how will they be viewing the RGB file? Unless it's purely on some quality monitors that are correctly profiled to match the physical printer, nothing will look exactly the same anyway.
  24. There's an odd behaviour with Designer related to the dpi the document is created at. Make a 300dpi document, and then a 72dpi document - copy paste between them and watch as the object changes size Maybe related to what you are seeing? Try creating your document at different dpi settings and see if it changes anything with the output.
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