Also, don't forget the QGIS preview functionality. It's available in the
composer and in map canvas.This allows the user to simulate grayscale and
monochrome printing.

A sex, 11/11/2016, 18:49, Nicolas Cadieux <>

> Hi,
> There is no easy way.  The colours on the screen will never be as the
> colours on print even with a screen calibration (but it would help if you
> can calibrate the screen with the printer).  I normally deal with the
> publisher or the printer directly.  You can ask for a recommended colour
> palet.  That can help. You can also add a cd to the book with colour
> images.
> Nicolas
> Le 11 nov. 2016 à 12:26, David Addy [via] <[hidden email]
> <http:///user/SendEmail.jtp?type=node&node=5295396&i=0>> a écrit :
> Most of us prepare our maps using colours for different outlines or
> different  colour shades of fill for polygons. However, there are still
> occasions where maps produced for publication in books or magazines will
> end up as shades of  grey  to save the cost of colour printing. This is
> certainly the case for most of the local history texts for which I am often
> asked to make maps.
> This can result in greys which are fairly indistinguishable from each
> other, and traditionally this issue was approached by adding hatchings to
> the ‘colour’. This could end up as looking a mess and/or failing to
> adequately highlight an area of highest activity in distribution maps.
> Has anybody got any experience of, or advice for,  successfully solving
> the problem of making monochrome maps look more attractive and useful?
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