[Printing-architecture] Common Printing Dialog and color management

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Thu Feb 24 13:42:01 PST 2011

OK I just thought of a reason why you can't always punt and pass through CMYK. It's possible an application will print a CMYK document, and the printer has no idea what CMYK is. In that case you either have to fail the print job, or you have to assume some CMYK space (like FOGRA39 or GRACoL or whatever), and convert to RGB probably sRGB or if there is a *cupsICCProfile convert to that.

So as long as it's CMYK to CMYK, you can pass through. If it's CMYK to RGB you'd need other handling.

Chris Murphy

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