Black Text vs Black Background

Author: Ellie Williamson
Published: 06/07/2013

If your artwork involves black text, ensure it is set to 100% Black (K) and 0% Magenta, Cyan and Yellow (CMY) as this will achieve maximum clarity/crispness when the text is printed.

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When incorporating large areas consisting solely of black in your artwork, you should use 100% Black (K) with added percentages of the remaining colours Cyan, Magenta and Yellow (CMY). We suggest a composition such as C20%, M20%, Y20%, K100% as this will achieve a better colour coverage when printed.

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