CMYK is a colour model used in colour printing, and it stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black).

It's a subtractive colour model, meaning the colours get darker as they're mixed.

It is extensively used in the printing process, as it can produce a wide range of colours.

Adjusting the levels of CMYK can impact the final product's colour balance.

Related terms

Four-Colour Process
Process Colours

Related blogs

How CMYK works
The importance of colours in print marketing

Related support guides

Colour Guide


<< Back to the glossary