Colour Separation


Colour separation is a critical process in printing where a full-colour image is divided into the primary CMYK print colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black.

Each colour is then printed separately and combined on the paper to create the full-colour image.

This process ensures accurate colour reproduction and detail in the final printed piece. It's especially important in offset printing and digital printing.

Related terms

Four-Colour Process
Process Colours

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