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Anyone is invited to describe her/his experience with successfully using Scribus in her/his projects. Please note: to report any unusual reasons you use Scribus join the ongoing discussion Stupid reasons we use Scribus. There is also a special page for placing links to your work: Made with Scribus. If you want to recommend a Scribus and/or PDF friendly print shop, please use Scribus Friendly Print Shops.

Tasty Baked showcase

Reporter: DigiDio

Date: Dec, 2015

Lekker Geb tn.jpg

Tasty Baked A new project with the use of Scribus. I had a great opportunity, starting with a photoshoot where I follow the baker in order to proces his tasty bread. After shooting and retouching those images they asked me to design a large image with a logo and text on it. I used Scribus v1.5.1svn and send this large design to a local printshop. This time I had the change to follow this proces in person. For me it was also a great experience to see how this proces leads to a high quality wall presentation.


  • 1. Tasty Baked: Lable size 300cm x 150cm (WxH)
  • 2. Color: CMYK (ISO COATED V2) Full color
  • 3. PDF size: 166MB
  • 4. Scribus v1.5.1svn / Gimp v2.8.14

Perfect job Scribus, cheers developers and the community.

Model Magazine showcase

Reporter: DigiDio

Date: Nov, 2015

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Model Magazine This magazine was created in the new upcoming v1.5 release. It is a special portfolio showcase magazine for the models who like to have a magazine for themselves or they can use it for casting purposes. All the pictures in the magazine have been taken by myself in order to feed my photographical study. This helps me create art on both sides.

  • 1. Model Magazine A4 size
  • 2. 16 pages full colour RGB
  • 3. Printed by Peecho

Perfect job Scribus, cheers developers and the community. 2015 bring us hopefully the new upcoming v1.6 release let we hope for it.

Magazine production

Reporter: ClausM

Date: April, 2015


We are a small group in a non-profit organization (DanChurchSocial) who are making an internal magazine. I am the layouter and until now I have made it with LibreOffice because if there were changes in the group, anyone can download, use and continue the production of the magazine. LibreOffice is a great text editor however not the best for layout of 10-12 pages or more (and it is growing). I have researched for better solutions, software which are easier and more accurate to work with. We did look at the commercial softwares but the costs was far to high. Then we found Scribus which as we see it offers the same solution and features as the commercial software. Maybe there is a difference (of course in exchanging files with users of other software) - anyway we find it very hard to justify the high cost of the commercial softwares. Again, anyone in the group can download Scribus, use it and continue the production. First time I used Scribus it took less than 1/3 of the time I used to spend on layout, editing photos etc. It was a nice surprise to learn that you can edit a photo directly in the layout and it beautifully opens in GIMP. --ClausM (talk) 11:25, 27 April 2015 (CEST)

Flowers showcase

Reporter: DigiDio

Date: March, 2015

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Flowers showcase For this task the client needed a small brochure where the layout and text needs some playground with circles. The colorset is and logo where already there. They also needed a new businesscard for then selfs. After a followup from the customer we prepressed the brochure and the businesscard several times. After all it was a great looking piece of work. And the customer was blown away by seeing the results.


  • 1. 2Fold: model A4 / A5 - prepressed job 500 pieces
  • 2. Color: CMYK (coatedFOGRA27) Full color
  • 3. PDF size: 25MB
  • 4. Software: Scribus v1.5.0svn

Perfect job Scribus, cheers developers and the community.

Series of books on OpenSource software

Reporter: Gerrit Bruijnes (

Date: January, 2015

Scribus Version: v1.4.4

Ik wil met OpenOffice aan het werk & Ik wil met LibreOffice aan het werk
Translates: (I want to work with...)

After producing a book on 'how to produce and publish your own book using Scribus' [1], I had taken up the task of writing a book on OpenOffice 4.x. Due to some complaining German speaking guys at a Linux ralley somewhere in the Netherlands, this title was quickly edited to serve LibreOffice 4.x users as well.
So now we have two titles on sale in the Dutch language:

Soon there will be a next new title dealing with the advanced use of formulas & functions in Calc,
which is used both in OpenOffice and LibreOffice. And there's more to come!
Of course the layout will be done in Scribus version 1.4.4.

Here [2] you can find the cover, originally designed in InDesign :-) by Hans Hollestelle [3] from Kampen
in The Netherlands. The design was then rebuilt using Scribus.
(Some people still have to be persuaded into using OpenSource...)

I find Scribus 1.4.4 a fine program to use in OpenSource publishing in combination with one of the major
Dutch Printing On Demand firms, Scanlaser [4], beit that the interface could do with some improvements.
Eagerly awaiting version 1.5 because a little bird has whistled some promises regarding the interface...

Bimonthly publication of magazine Sennaciulo


Reporter: Nicolas Raymond

Date: August, 2015

Platform: Linux (Scribus v1.4.4), Windows (Scribus portable v.1.4.5)

Scribus Version: v1.4.4 & v.1.4.5

Sennaciulo is the magazine of the Esperanto-speaking SAT. I took over from someone who was using Scribus v.1.5 (unstable), it was incompatible with my version, so I had to do everything from scratch. That was my real first time for desktop publishing, but thanks to the documentation, etc, I managed to do something that I can be happy about.

With other tools like LibreOffice and Gimp, we can be proud of saying that this publication is (almost?) 100% open source-based.

I found Scribus quite powerful already. Congratulations to the team!