Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Fun with Colors!


Maybe you've heard the term. It's the foundation of color printing. It actually stands for (C) cyan (M) magenta (Y) yellow and (B) black. You can make up any color in the spectrum just by changing the amounts of each of these colors. For instance, your basic navy blue is made up of some combination like: 100% cyan, 95% magenta, 15% yellow, 20% black. Granted, these ink buckets in our plant aren't true magenta and cyan, but they are close enough.

I won't attempt to teach the fundamentals of four color process printing and why and how it's different from what you do on your computer, or why pictures with your digital camera come out differently. Let's just suffice it to say, it's a term that has been in my vocabulary for 25 years.

So in my world, CMYK is cool!

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