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Four-colour Black

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A black that is produced using all four of the CMYK process colours. The use of the four process colours results in a deeper, richer black than if the black was printed as a single colour, as shown above. By varying the CMYK values used...

Colour Systems

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...PantoneThe Pantone Colour Matching System (PMS) is a means of accurate colour reproduction within CMYK and Hexachrome printing processes, and allows designers to ‘match’ specific colours through the use of Pantone colour guides. The PMS...

Quadtone

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A tonal image produced by the three subtractive primaries and black. In essence a tonal image is akin to a black-and-white photograph in which the white tones have been replaced by one, or a combination, of the other process colours....

Undercolour Removal

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...Also known as UCRThe replacement of cyan, magenta and yellow inks with black in the production of dark tones. UCR reduces the risk of offsetting and makes it easier for a printer to maintain colour balance. UCR uses less ink, which saves...

Additive & Subtractive Primaries

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...The red, green and blue (RGB) colours are the primary constituent parts of white light. These colours are called additive primaries because, when added together, they produce white light. Cyan, magenta and yellow are called the subtractive...

Striker Bar

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...Also called colour control barA bar of repeating predefined colours; it is printed along the full edge of a sheet for the press operator to check that the press is printing consistently. The striker bar (or colour control bar) includes...

Channels

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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The Visual Dictionary of Pre-Press & Production

AVA Publishing, 2010

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...The stored colour information of a digital image. Each digital image contains different channels that store information for the different colours of its colour space. The common colour spaces are RGB and CMYK. RGB images are made from...

Colour in Practice

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

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Basics Design 05: Colour

AVA Publishing SA, 2005

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...Work HardIn their design for a brochure to showcase various items produced by clothing manufacturer Diesel, KesselsKramer chose to use a hanging calendar format. The calendar contains 365 pages that display images and instructions which...

Colour

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...Different wavelengths of visible light. This broad definition of colour is further refined for graphic designers into the three characteristics that can be controlled and manipulated: hue, saturation and brightness.HueHue refers...

Colour Wheel Selections

Gavin Ambrose

Gavin Ambrose is an author, educator and practicing graphic designer whose client base includes the art sector, galleries, publishers and advertising agencies. He has written and designed numerous books on graphic design, branding and packaging. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Paul Harris

Paul Harris is a freelance writer and editor whose work appears extensively in magazines and journals in the US and UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Visual Dictionary of Graphic Design

AVA Publishing SA, 2007

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...A colour wheel can be drawn for any colour system (such as CMYK or RGB). They are used by artists, designers and other creatives to guide colour mixing....