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Tip O’ the Day: Use RGB Images for Desktop Printers

CMYK is the standard colour mode for offset printing. However there are times when you need your images to be RGB even when you print them. This happens usually when you print with your inkjet printer. Because the average user usually doesn’t know the difference between RGB and CMYK and will often print pictures from a camera, most desktop printers have been built with assumption that the images tha are sent to them will be RGB.

There are other situations in the printing field where your images have to be RGB: In certain colour managed environments, even if the final output is offset, and with some digital printers.

[tags]RGB, CMYK, print, printing[/tags]

Desktop Publishing & Prepress, Tip Of The Day

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