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What Do the Different Colors on Your Ink Cartridges Mean?

commercial printers dallas txIf you own a color printer, you’re probably aware that your ink cartridges contain four different colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. You may get a warning from time to time that a specific color is low. What you may not know is how is it possible for these four colors to combine and create a wide variety of colors that we print every day.

The Four Base Colors

As we previously mentioned, color printer ink cartridges rely on four colors: black, magenta, cyan, and yellow. These color values can be combined to create every other color when reproducing an image.

How They Are Combined

Printers create small dots with these four colors, placed at different angles to create an accurate reproduction of an image. This color system is the most widely used in color printing, whether it is the digital printers in your office or a large multi-function printer using printing plates.

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