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    Junior Member witsonpeter is on a distinguished road
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    Exactly what colour will the print out be?

    Trying to produce my advert. We are getting some flyers produced. Does anybody know what CMYK means because it tends to make the colours look different?

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    CMYK = Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
    The basic pigment for printing.

    While RGB = Red Green Blue
    The basic light emitted from your monitor, or any other devices

    In short, if you would like to have your print resembles your digital design as close as possible, use CMYK not RGB color space when you're doing your design. Applicable to most softwares such as Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amidjang View Post
    CMYK = Cyan Magenta Yellow Black
    The basic pigment for printing.

    While RGB = Red Green Blue
    The basic light emitted from your monitor, or any other devices

    In short, if you would like to have your print resembles your digital design as close as possible, use CMYK not RGB color space when you're doing your design. Applicable to most softwares such as Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
    Good answer!!

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    2. steps

    Secound steps:
    calibrate your monitor
    make proof
    ask the printing house about approval (watch first printed pages)

    Forget direct colors (like 171U, Coolgray9C) on digital prints

    Better if do not make gray backgrounds in all 4 colors. Make it as black shades, if you dont want "rainbow" colored grays.
    Last edited by Coolgray9; 06-04-2013 at 12:30 AM.

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    proofs, colour calibration and colour profiles

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    Cyan Magenta Yellow (Black??) these are the standard colors used. You can set to print in color or grayscale (i.e. black and white)

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    I think you will be previewing your image within the Windows Imaging Preview, this interprets the CMYK values quite differently than within Photoshop, to be hst the colours within the preview are shocking compared to their correct values.

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    Beware of the CMJN. It's not a "web" format friendly...

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