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FAQ & Tips - Four Colors Printing

Four Colors Printing

Cyan or
Process Blue

Magenta or
Process Red

Yellow

Black

We use 4 colors printing to produce color pictures. Cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink (CMYK) are also known as process colors.

 

 

 

 

By combining these process colors together in varying proportions and determined by the size of the half tone dots, we can obtain virtually all shades of any color.

CYAN

MAGENTA

YELLOW

BLACK

To print this image, it is necessary to separate the original picture into 4 separate images (CMYK) that represent the relative values of each color. This stage is called color separation whereby it breaks up the original image into a series of dots of varying sizes.

YELLOW

YELLOW AND MAGENTA

YELLOW, MAGENTA AND CYAN

YELLOW, MAGENTA, CYAN AND BLACK