Should I use RGB or CMYK??? – That is the question.

October 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm Leave a comment

Advice on printingMany graphic programs give you the choice to work in either RGB or CMYK. Most scanners and digital cameras create images using combinations of just three colors: Red, Green and Blue. These are the primary colors of light, which computers use to display images on your screen.

In particular, you may notice that the greens and oranges are much brighter in RGB than in CMYK. Unfortunately, it is the world of CMYK. Printing presses reproduce full-color pictures using the primary colors of pigment: cyan, magenta, yellow and black.

At some stage, your RGB file must be translated to CMYK in order to print it on a printing press. If your files are sent as RGB, we cannot guarantee that the color shift will match the file you created and viewed on your monitor.

Prisma Graphic has many tools available on their website to answer your questions, so you do make the right choice.

 

 

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Design Software. Making the Right Choice. How do I make sure the color on my monitor will match what is printed?

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