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Process colours

The three primary printing colours (cyan, magenta and yellow) used in combination with black in four-colour printing. As opposed to spot colours. See also CMYK.

Colours are defined by their process colour code. For example, the reddest of the web-safe red colours has a CMYK code of 0-92-100-0 (no cyan, a 92% tint of magenta, pure yellow and no black).

This definition is extracted (and expanded on) from the book Getting Published: A Companion for the Humanities and Social Sciences by Gerald Jackson and Marie Lenstrup. It was first referred to in the blog Getting Published in a post on pre-press processes at a printing works.

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  1. June 16, 2010 at 3:48 am

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