Color Palette CMYK.
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You will find in our library 960 CMYK formula to match any of your fabric, pantone color, your buyer palette or your Spring or Fall line.
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black are subtractive base colors)White is the presence of all color and black is the absence of color. In print we start off with all color in the white paper to which we add our ink. We are, in effect, subtracting from white color as we add the various blends of CMYK. Thus CMYK is subtractive color.
CMYK is a color space used to describe colors reflected from opaque colors such as paint or printer inks. The three primary subtractive colors are cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y). The more color you add, the darker the final color is. When we add primary color magenta (M) to another primary yellow (Y), magenta masks yellow and we get red as the result. When we mix all three subtractive primary colors by adding a third primary color cyan (C), the result is black.
At this point you may be asking about the K or black color component of CMYK. Well, you don’t need black or K to make black. 100% of CMY makes black. It does this by subtracting all the color present in a white paper. In all practicality, other than a severe registration test for your printer, you would be wise to print black type with just black. Second, if your image has a solid black background, imagine how much ink you’re pouring onto the paper by using solid CMY -- too much for good offset printing. Besides, you wouldn’t like the black you get from 100% each of CMY since it’s somewhat muddy and not as rich or deep as you would want for a good crisp image. Moreover, by adding black you are getting better grays and significantly adding to the amount of colors you can achieve.