4 Color Process

How 4 Color Process Printing (CMYK) Works

Four color process printing is a system where a color image is separated into 4 different color values (called a color separation) by the use of filters and screens. This used to be done with photographic film on a graphic arts camera, but is mostly done digitally now. The result is a color separation of 4 images that when transferred to printing plates and sequentially printed on a printing press with the colored inks cyan (blue), magenta (red), yellow and black (the k in cmyk), reproduces the original color image. Most of the entire spectrum or gamut of colors are reproduced with just the four process ink colors. The four color printing process is universally used in the graphic arts and commercial printing industry for the reproduction of color images and text.

This type of printing can be used on most labels including Vitamin Labels, Sticker Manufactured labels, any type of label printing, (Nutriceutical, vitamin, food, beverage) and more.

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2 Responses to 4 Color Process

  1. Never thought of it that way.

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