HOW TO TELL IF A COLOR IS ACCURATE

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The ability to create four-color blends on your computer provides great design flexibility. However, it is important to keep in mind that the colors you see on your screen may not be quite the same colors that print on your yearbook pages.

Colors posterThe colors on your screen are created by mixing red, green and blue light.

The colors on your yearbook pages are created by mixing tiny printed dots of four colors – magenta, yellow and black (CMYK).

You can refer to the Color poster in your Herff Jones kit for a true representation of how the color will look before using any color; it’s a great resource for CMYK blends and understanding color theory. Or consult a Pantone Color Library swatch book before using a color.