CMYK Ink Jet inks do not equal CMYK printing press inks
SonicBooom wrote:> Anyone know the answer to the question below... ?
> In Freehand, I created an RGB colour, and the CMYK equivalent from the colour
> mixer. The two colours appear different, as would be expected. I'd also presume
> that the CMYK equivalent colour is the closest match to my RGB colour as far
> as Freehand is concerned.
> Example... R128 G128 B255 / C38 M29 Y0 K0 - The RGB is quite bright, and the
> CMYK is dark and a bit grey.
> I applied those colours to different objects in Freehand and printed the
> doent. The CMYK coloured object prints as would be expected, but the RGB
> object prints a colour closer to the RGB on the screen.
> This makes me wonder if some printers can print colours that Freehand would
> consider out of the CMYK gamut?
> I came across this while printing on my deskjet printer. I presume that
> similar things would happen on professional printers?
> I thought I came across a similar thing before when I printed Pantone colours
> using a CMYK printer while I was studying at college a few years ago. The
> Pantone colours seemed closer to the original colours. Even if the CMYK
> equivalent colour seemed not to exist.