Colour and print
In a printing company, different colour systems are used interchangeably. A short explanation can be found below. If you have questions about which system you should use, please contact us.
If you want the document to be printed in black with one or more spot colours, you must use the Pantone Matching System (PMS). An indication of pms colors
can be downloaded here.
CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black (Key)
This is used as colour space in offset printing. By using subtractive colour mixing and with these 4 basic colours, you can reproduce almost any colour.
RGB: Red, Green and Blue
Scanners, monitors and cameras use RGB as colour space. These RGB colours are converted to CMYK for offset printing, but in some cases, this can lead to unexpected colour differences. In case of inkjet printing or laser printing, RGB is the most suitable colour space.
The colours of your screen and/or printer
Drukkerij SK sends print proofs as a Pdf file. The display of the colours used herein depends on the settings of your screen and/or colour printer. These colours are therefore not always representative of the final colour.