[CREATE] KOffice profiles license

Louis Desjardins louis.desjardins at gmail.com
Mon Jan 26 06:07:00 PST 2009

2009/1/26 Dave Neary <dneary at free.fr>

> Hi,
> Jon Phillips wrote:
> > Anyway, Pantone has a MONOPOLY on COLOR. That is kind of amazing right?
> Actually, they don't. They have overwhelming mindshare with both
> printers and graphic designers, sure, but they're not alone in the
> market, there are several other ink producers who also publish
> swatchbooks and try to sell their products to graphics programmes.


The only tiny nuance I would add here is Pantone and the like are not « ink
producers » as such. They produce swatches, references, profiles, but not
the actual inks.

For more on inks, here a 2 sites (there are others) from Ink manufacturers
association (US and Canada)


If an organisation is close to a monopoly on colors and inks, it's Sun

I am not too sure there will be a long debate on whether Pantone will or not
accept one day to work closely with LGM projects on swatches especially
after the review published this month in The Seybold Report about Scribus. I
suspect more of those reviews will come at their time.




> Here's one, for example: http://www.gotcs.com/
> This is one too: http://www.qualux.com/index.html
> Cheers,
> Dave.
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