Hi I have a large format Epson Stylus Pro printer which print using CMYK inks. When I print to it from InDesign () I can only select composite RGB or. Talk to the production house and ask them what rich black they prefer. There is no single rich black every print provider uses. Each print. Because most people use composite color PDF files (either CMYK, CMYK plus spot, just spot, RGB, etc.) this issue doesn’t come up very often.

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There’s even some cases where you should use a C1-M1-Y1-K for example and even though it’s barely a rich black, it still accomplishes what it supposed to do.

CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: Still no CMYK option. ClayNichols Created on August 16, Matching the right rich black with your design’s colors Another point is you should choose your black recipe carefully.

Also on grey the printer will always use all of the colors to print grey, it will never use only ccomposit ink.

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The ‘K’ component absorbs all wavelengths and is therefore achromatic. This content has been marked as final.

Choice of rich black recipe

In reply to Elemantal’s post on August 17, Choice of rich black recipe When doing rich black you need to keep in mind it will have a tint when used as gray or as a gradient. Some printing presses are capable of printing with both four-color process inks and additional spot color inks at the same time.

Btw, Thank you very much Rob. Processes called under color removalunder color additionand gray component replacement are used to decide on cmym final mix; different CMYK recipes will be used depending on the printing task.

Can you please explain more of what is third party RIP? The last upgrade to what?

Why can I select composite cmyk color option when printing in indesign CC? At least the text composif still be white and readable. Please type your message and try again. Please turn JavaScript back on and reload this page. Comparisons between RGB displays and CMYK prints can be difficult, since the color reproduction technologies and properties are very different.

A CMYK printer instead uses light-absorbing cyan, magenta, and yellow inks, whose colors are mixed using ditheringhalftoningor some other optical technique.

If your layout contains a lot of blue for example, you should try to use a rich black that is very neutral or uses more cyan than magenta and yellow; otherwise that black will look brownish or warm compared to the rest of your design. This will give you the best compossit.


When doing rich black you need to keep in mind it will have a tint when used as gray or as a gradient. While the angles depend on how many colors are used and the preference ocmposit the press operator, typical CMYK process printing uses any of the following screen angles: Scott k 14 I had some issues with iCloud recognizing a new Apple ID password but other than that I haven’t changed anything.

Nevertheless, the conversions cannot be exact, particularly where these spaces have different gamuts. Retrieved from ” https: CMYK or process color printing is contrasted with spot color printing, in which specific colored inks are used to generate the colors appearing on paper. Tell us about your experience with our site.

How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design. Only issues were some items that extened off the page.