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Scribus => Beginner Talk => Topic started by: DrPinguin on January 09, 2021, 10:12:31 pm

Title: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: DrPinguin on January 09, 2021, 10:12:31 pm
Hi!
I want to let print a white logo on clear foil.
So i did the follwing  (like the printery wanted it):
- created special color white and selected "overprint" instead of "knockout"
- created a new layer named "weiss" and moved the logo to it

The problem is now that i received the result from the printery, but they only printed the scribus image frame (in a perfect untransparent white like i wanted it to be) but sadly the logo itself was missing.
So i asked the printery what happend and they checked the file and said that the logo is in it as a pixleimage, so they printed its outline, cause its in the file as a vector path. They ment i should use photoshop since that could make pixleimages that way printable too.
But i dont have ps and dont need it expect for this case, so i hope you can help me make it printable in scribus too.
Can i in some way just implement the logo as a vector and make it printable for my needs that way? Are there other ways?
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: Nermander on January 09, 2021, 10:23:09 pm
I think the problem here is transparency.

What file format is the logo? Does the file have transparency?

You don't need Photoshop for that, you can do it in GIMP.
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: mnawij on January 09, 2021, 11:46:29 pm
Hi DrPinguin,

https://logosbynick.com/gimp-delete-background-to-transparent/

https://daviesmediadesign.com/?s=transparent+background

I would have to see the image to give you more specific advice on transparency. Specifically if you could convert it to vector format easily.

For your raster image to have a vector path and/or clip path (this is vector also) it had to be created and saved with the raster image. Did you purchase the artwork from online?

Cheers!

mnawij
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: DrPinguin on January 10, 2021, 02:50:15 pm
The Logo is a png with transparent background.
Btw The logo is in very very light grey to make it visible for me in scribus. Cause i dye it in scribus with the special color white i just added for that, it shouldnt be a problem, right?


I tryed to just comvert it online to vector, but when i paste the vector to scribus it has a frame too and the programm (and the exported pdf) not seem to register the logo itself.


Attached are:
-PNG file i pasted in scribus
-Vector i converted from the png (not used already)
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: Nermander on January 10, 2021, 03:51:24 pm
If the PNG has transparent background, does the image frame you are placing it in have transparent background?
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: DrPinguin on January 10, 2021, 05:13:01 pm
Im pretty sure, at least i changed nothing like this and in scribus its completly not looking like they would have a background.

Attached i added a picture of how the result was looking. At all the logo got printed, but not with special color white so its nearly invisible
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: mnawij on January 12, 2021, 01:12:24 am
DrPinguin, attached is the logo converted to vector format.  The font used in the lettering to right of the logo is Texicali I believe, I do not have or I would have recreated the label. Hope this helps.

Cheers!

mnawij
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: AdmFubar on January 12, 2021, 07:30:17 am
I wonder if there is a difference in loading the image via the file system instead of using the clipboard.Have you tried that?
Title: Re: Printery printed only the frame of only-white-on-transparent-foil
Post by: RodneyLee on January 12, 2021, 04:11:49 pm
can you just sent the printer a hires png with trans background