Process Colours


Process colours refer to Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black), the four ink colours used in the CMYK colour model.

These are known as subtractive colours.

By varying the percentages of these four inks, a wide spectrum of colours can be achieved in the final print.

This method is widely used in full-colour and photographic printing.

It's essential to understand that accurate colour reproduction using process colours relies heavily on the quality of the original image and the printing equipment used.

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Four-Colour Process

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