Cyan is one of the primary colours in the CMYK colour model used in printing. It's a greenish-blue colour and is subtractive, meaning it absorbs red light and reflects blue and green.

When combined with yellow, it creates shades of green, and when mixed with magenta, it forms various shades of blue.

Adjusting the amount of cyan during printing can greatly affect the final product's colour balance.

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