Tag Archives: CMYK

  • C M why K? What is CMYK and why are printers always insisting on it?

    What is CMYK?

    The CMYK is the colour space used in the world of print and is sometimes called a subtractive colour process. Cyan, magenta and yellow inks are combined to create thousands of other colours. Black ink is added into the process because, while in theory black can be created by combining cyan, magenta and yellow, in reality the end result of this combination has a tinge to it that doesn’t give the effect of a pure black.

    So what does all this mean in a practical sense to designers?

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  • Artwork - 6 point checklist

    Here's a handy checklist to help you ensure your artwork is ready for print before you send it to us.

    It is very important to consider all of these points when starting a design, as when amended at a later stage, you may be dissatisfied with the results. Plus it could have an impact on the print turnaround of your job.

    Failure to do so, could also result in charges to correct your artwork, so it’s worth getting your head around if you are unfamiliar with design for print.

    Preparing artwork for print

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