CMYK – explained

CMYK is used everywhere as way to achieve full colour printing. It’s also known as process, 4-colour process and full colour process and uses 4 ink colours – Cyan (C), Magenta (M), Yellow (Y), and Black (K – which stands for Key). The colours are layed down on the paper as tiny dots which combine to create the illusion (to our eyes) of other colours. If you have a look at something that’s been printed under a magnifying glass you should be able to see the ‘matrix’ of tiny dots of each colour!

There we have it – a quick intro to CMYK. Check out our website at if you’re looking to get something printed – we specialise in Flyers, Business Cards and Leaflets. ?

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