Put some colour in your life. Some CMYK process colour!
Known by many names such as full colour printing, full colour process, 4 colour printing, 4 colour process, process printing, process colour, or simply, process, it’s a printing system that uses just 4 colours: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.
How does process printing work?
The image on the presentation folder (shown) is separated into the four process colours mentioned.
Cyan + Magenta + Yellow + Black = Full Colour
The four plates are then printed in succession to produce the original colour image.
Here’s a close-up
When you think about it, it’s incredible that these four colours are all it takes to produce the full colour spectrum in print. Almost any colour imaginable.
So you might be wondering, if the C M and Y in CMYK stand for the colours cyan, magenta and yellow, why isn’t the abbreviation CMYB-for-black? Because, the ’K’ stands for “Key” which is where the black comes in. It means that the cyan, magenta, and yellow printing plates are carefully aligned, or keyed, with the black plate.
Process printing is the most widely used and cost effective colour reproduction system in commercial printing, significantly cheaper than digital printing for large quantity runs.
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