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Allround Magazine Publications

Reporter: DigiDio

Date: April, 2014

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Magazine Publications After I created some internal and external design stuff they asked me to do some DTP work on magazine publications. Mostly A5 type of expressions. Overall work, dealing with company logos and colors swatches. Some small things tackled in the workflow but for sure at the end the prepress results where perfectly good. I feels good to see that it can handle easily the work that was needed. All created with Scribus version v1.4.3

These days I am designing a technical installation manual and waiting for the big release on Scribus v1.5x

Special thanks goes to the Scribus Developers and community.


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Flossmanuals 3D printing series

Reporter: Pygmee

Date: March 2014


Layout and printing of 3 small french books about 3D printing with free software, made by Cédric Gémy and Elisa de Castro Guerra, both graphic designer and teacher at activdesign school. They have particularly beenthe occasion to test the result of drop shadow printing which just went perfectly and new style options like bullets. Each of those books are about 100 pages and the Blender for 3D printing as been printed full-color. They are all available for reading on fmfr collaborative platform as they are free content, but layout can only be bought on [their shop].

Allround DTP Publications

Reporter: DigiDio

Date: March, 2014

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Interior and Exterior design In 2013 I started to use Scribus for doing some art work, mostly stuff like interior and exterior designs. Meaning that I had my focus on sticker items like glass sticker (1), a small billboard sticker (2), car logos and small parking plates (3). The focus on this project was details in art and a high prepress level. Overall the results where perfectly fine as I can speak of professional excepted results. Today 2014 doing DTP expressions again mostly publications like flyers, small articles, logo design and designing manuals. Later on I will post more of my DTP work created with Scribus v1.4.3

Special thanks to the Scribus community. Great application

GIMP Magazine

Reporter: Kunda

Date: January, 2014



GIMP Magazine uses Scribus to create and publish it's quarterly publication using Scribus 1.4.1 on Windows Vista. The publication is in it's 6th issue. The final product is professionally printed through and offered on and The publication is nearing 1 million impressions on Issuu and has well over 10,000 followers.

In addition
Steve Czajka uses Scribus to design artistically styled brochures, certificates and a number of document types – Scribus 1.4.1 on Windows Vista. SteveCzajka has successfully used GIMP, Inkscape and Scribus (all open source software) to create these documents. A full article on creating brocuhures using Scribus can be found at (p.80) and other examples can be found at and on Steve Czajka also offers a complete Scribus course available for download at

Handbook for Editors of Malayalam Wikipedia

Reporter: Anilkumar KV

Date: January, 2014

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A Handbook for Editors of Malayalam Wikipedia is published by Malayalam Wikipedia Community, layout for which is done with indic supported version of Scribus 1.5 This book is published during the annual meet up of Malayalm Wikipedia Community named WikiSangamothsavam

Most probably this one may be the first book in an Indian language for which layout is done with he Scribus 1.5 ( version with indic support).

The soft copy of this book is available for download at

A handbook for Malayalam Wikipedia Editors

(Note Download the file for reading, The embedded pdf reader in Wikimedia commons site has some rendering issue with Indic Unicode)

Thanks to scribus community for providing this wonderful software.

NABU Korbach

Reporter: Markus Grosche

Date: January, 2014


I made an 80-page brochure for the 75th anniversary of a nature conservation group in Germany - NABU Korbach - with Scribus and Inkscape. It was the first project of this size for me. Before that I only used Scribus for fliers. Because of many, partly two-sided, pictures I eventually had to upgrade my pc from 2 to 4gb of RAM. I am very satisfied with Scribus and the printing house had no problems with the Scribus-generated PDF.