What is Full Color Printing?

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What is full color printing?

What is Full Color Printing?

Full color printing is the process of using inks to reproduce an image in true color instead of black and white. Full color printing is also known as CMYK printing, or four color process printing. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow and black (K is the abbreviation for black), and these are the four colors that are used in various mixes and patterns to create the full color printing effect. Recently, a new addition to full color printing has been six color process printing, which adds the colors of orange and green to the cyan, magenta, yellow and black. This allows for a fuller gamut, or color range, and is used in some specialty printing, especially those that use the Hexachrome system. Typically, however, the CMYK system of full color printing is used – even in reproducing photographs and true to life graphics.



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