CMYK and RGB
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black)
CMYK are the subtractive process colors that are used in colored printing, out of which black (K) is used to enhance color and contrast.
RGB (Red, Green, and Blue)
RGB are the primary additive colors that are used in display devices and scanners. These colors help the color space, mixing system as well as in monitoring colored computer graphics.
The difference between CMYK and RGB
Both CMYK and RGB are two different color models, where CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black, RGB stands for Red, Green and Blue. Secondly, where CMYK color model is used for printing purposes, RGB color model is largely used for screen display purposes, including digital and web content.
At Qin Printing, we are an offset printer, and this is why we always use CMYK color model for printing artworks.
Here are few tips that can help you with your CMYK printing file –
- If your artwork design calls for a rich black background, avoid using 100% black and instead go for C40M40B100.
- In order to save your photos from appearing darker after printing, make sure to convert all RGB color layout photos into CMYK before the embedding process.
- Avoid designing small texts with CMYK color layout and instead use just black color for the same.
- Make sure to convert your artwork to high resolution CMYK artwork, once you are done with your layout and have converted it to printing artwork.