Y Is in There with CMYK

Okay, okay… It’s hard coming up with things for X and Y (and Z as you will see tomorrow), so I am stretching a bit. But hey, Y is in CMYK… So it’s not that far of a stretch!

CMYK is the colour model that printers use to create the detailed colour of everything you print. It is also called four-colour process. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Yes, K stands for black. This is because some may think that B stands for blue, so to avoid that, K is used.

Something to think about when printing is that your computer screen uses the RGB colour model to display colours, so what you see on a screen may not be what you see on the printed page. So if you plan to print a lot of something, test it by printing one copy first!

For more on colour, click here!

About the author

Leetah Begallie

Leetah is a writer and graphic designer who lives on Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. She enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with her husband (Matt), her dog (Isla), and her three pet rats (Avi, Lily, and River).

She writes mostly fantasy but enjoys tying in other genres to her stories.


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