Foundations in Graphic Communications: Checking Color Proofs

New York City College Of Technology
Advertising Design & Graphic Arts: NYCCT

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Print Technology for Publishing
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  The Reproduction Of Color: Color Wheel, Color Complements  
Color Wheel: red, magenta, blue, cyan, green, yellow

• Colors opposite each other are complementary.
For example, cyan is the complement of red.

• Each color is a combination of the colors on
either side of it.

• The additive primaries green, blue, and red
separate (filter) the subtractive primaries cyan,
magenta, and yellow from white light.

• By absorbing green, blue, and red from
light reflected through transparent ink on white
paper, cyan, magenta, and yellow produce color that
can be reproduced on a printing press.

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