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I would like to print to PDF documents from LibreOffice Writer but with CMYK color profiles.

How can I achieve this?

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According to the LibreOffice support page , printing in CMYK is not currently possible.

LibreOffice uses only the RGB color model for printing in color. The CMYK controls are provided only to ease the input of color values using CMYK notation.

To my knowledge, you will need to export the pdf using a tool like pstill which does pdf conversion to either a PostScript(.ps) or EPS(.eps) format. The software is rather old; but it does run, for me, on a 12.04 machine.

There is also the Gutenprint driver that you may want to investigate. It appears to be a bit newer.

As far as the conversion process goes, I had seen a bit of a color-shift in document quality with pstill . YMMV, as my print jobs have not been color critical on Ubuntu.

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