Hi I have a large format Epson Stylus Pro printer which print using CMYK inks. When I print to it from InDesign () I can only select composite RGB or. Talk to the production house and ask them what rich black they prefer. There is no single rich black every print provider uses. Each print. Because most people use composite color PDF files (either CMYK, CMYK plus spot, just spot, RGB, etc.) this issue doesn’t come up very often.

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If you know what ink coverage means in printing, then comlosit would analyze the formula. How to achieve contrast in a black-on-black design.

The one they usually suggest is one that prints with consistency on large areas see second point. Yep, sometimes RichBlack issometimes not. When doing rich black you need to keep in mind it will have a tint when used as gray or as a gradient.

Mixing all three gives an imperfect black or a compozit grey. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Did you download new drivers for your printer from HP, or just let Apple do its thing? Therefore, the best option is to ask the print provider how they like rich blacks handled.

Such a model is called subtractive because inks “subtract” the colors red, green and blue from white light. Would this affect the final conversion that the driver makes?


You don’t need to make these swatches “spot”, you can simply use them as “global” color.

The CcMmYKk inkset your Compowit printer uses has a considerably larger color gamut than standard offset press inks, so to take advantage of that larger gamut the driver expects composite RGB and the driver makes the final conversion into the printer’s profile. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

CMYK Printer – InDesign print output composite RGB – Adobe Indesign Windows

With CMYK printing, halftoning also called screening allows for less than full saturation of the primary colors; tiny dots of each primary color are printed in a pattern small enough that humans perceive a solid color. I have the same question 0. Sometimes the registration of the press is not perfect; this happens when the 4 plates of CYMK separations are not well aligned.

Only issues were some items that extened off the page.

Was on vacation for a couple of weeks. Talk to the production house and ask them what rich black they prefer. At least the text will still be white and readable.

Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Did this solve your problem?

Export as PDF and print from Acrobat.

What did you change between it working CMYK allowed and not? I’d like the black to be a rich black.


The image above, separated for printing with process cyan, magenta, and yellow inks. CMYK refers to the four inks used in some color printing: There is a minimum to a maximum ink coverage: I had both rgb and cmyk available to me until the last upgrade now only rgb. Please help vomposit this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Another point is you should choose your black recipe carefully. This thread is locked.

Choice of rich black recipe

This content has been marked as final. Retrieved from ” https: Also on grey the printer will always use all of the colors to print grey, it will never use only black ink. When a very dark area is desirable, a colored or gray CMY “bedding” is applied first, then a fomposit black layer is applied on top, making a rich, deep black; this is called rich black. Photographers want that full gamut and aren’t really concerned with CMYK proofing, so the print workflow is to send RGB and the print driver makes the conversion adjusted for the paper profile.

So it’s not always the numbers you cite.

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