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Four Colour Process Printing Defined

What is CMYK Four Colour Printing?

CMYK printing or Four Colour printing is a popular method used to print to print brochures and catalogues for smaller runs at a low cost. The acronym CMYK refers to:

  • Cyan
  • Magenta
  • Yellow
  • Key (black colour)

This print process is the most popular print method for commercial printing and is a method that is known and accepted worldwide.

Four Colour Printing on Paper

Any give image or graphic can be separated into 4 different colours. (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) using a combination of filters which is easily done using computer algorithms and software. Once the software separates the image into 4 colours then we are ready to print.

(note that these 4 colours cover almost the entire spectrum of all possible colour combinations).

Actual Printing

When it comes down to actually printing the flyer or brochure, sophisticated software is utilized to take any give graphic or image and transferred via coloured ink onto paper. The software will allocate appropriate amounts of each of the 4 colours (CMYK) and will instruct a printing head to transfer tiny dots at different angles. An interesting characteristic of this printing, is that all the paper is printed at once.

Full Colour Print Result

The result is a fairly accurate transfer of your intended print image in both shape and colour onto your brochure or flyer. Other Names for 4 Colour Printing Include:

  • CMYK Printing
  • Full Colour Printing
  • Four Colour Printing
  • Four Colour Process Printing