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Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 8:10 am

Hello guys,

Can anyone tell me the 3 complimentary colors used in color printing?

I need this info for a job involving cameras and processing.

THanks

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RE: Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 8:35 am

Cyan, magenta, and yellow?

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RE: Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 9:05 am

RGB: Red, Green, and Blue
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RE: Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 9:15 am

Color printers use the CMY system.

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RE: Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 10:38 am

THanks, I think it might be Cyan, magenta, and yellow.

I found a site earlier about the 4 colors is Black, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

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RE: Colors Used In Color Printing

Thu May 24, 2001 4:07 pm

Confirm that color printers usually use CMY or CMYK. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK. CMY is sufficient to produce all colors, but tends to result in a greenish-greyish black, so pure black ink is used as well. Printers that have "photo" cartraiges replace the black one with one that has a few more colors (including black) to make the image look better. Often with inkjet printers, you can tell when colors are mixed, so the less you have to mix them, the better.

RGB (Red, Green, Blue) are the three colors used in color monitors.

This large PDF file, from a computer graphics class I am currently taking, will tell you probably more than you wanted to know about how computers do color: http://www.sdsc.edu/~mjb/cse167/Handouts/Color/color.pdf

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