Beginner’s Guide on Color Printing

November 16, 2010 No Comments

printing coloredMany people believe that more colors on a painting, drawing, or anything will bring life to it. Even artists always tend to create artworks with numerous amounts of colored paints and inks.

If you’re just starting to experiment on color printing, you can apply these tips to help you decide on what to do with all the colors available.

1. Put a limitation on your use of colors.

Before considering too many colors on a project, try it first with black and white ones. Then decide on the parts that really need a different shade.

2. Try to avoid bright and saturated hues

When an image or material contains too many strong colors, it can be painful to the eyes. Also stay away from combining bright blue with bright red. Your project might look like a 3D type, unless that’s your intention.

3. Colors may change.

A color, when placed beside a similar or a contrasting hue, may cause change on the output. A technique on this is to experiment first if the color combinations used perfectly match each other.

4. Do not use colored text on colored background.

To maintain convenience on your part and also on the viewer, avoid using colors on both text and background. This may give you a hard time to concentrate on creating the text, although you can apply this when you are already comfortable with color combination.

5. Color on the screen may differ from printed color.

This is will depend on the type of printer cartridge that you will use. Although ink cartridges are known to create good colorful prints, you may still print with your laser toner cartridges. Just be sure to buy from trusted printer supplies stores to be sure that you get the high quality printing that you deserve.

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