Rich Black vs. 100% Black

Rich Black vs. 100% Black

Rich Black vs. 100% black
100 Black Font A
Rich Black

RICH BLACK (40,30,20,100)

Rich black should be used to create rich looking backgrounds, large black accent areas and large headline type. Our recommended mix for rich black is 40% Cyan, 30% Magenta, 20% Yellow and 100% Black (40,30,20,100). Use this to avoid excess ink coverage and associated problems. *Best Practice is to avoid using Rich Black for small type

100 Black

100% BLACK (0,0,0,100)

Small, multi-color type can be difficult to register over a large sheet on the press, and may even present a color halo effect. We recommend setting small type in 100% Black, especially in Photoshop.


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