4-Colour Offset Printing – Four Colour Process
Four colour process (CMYK) printing is the most common forms of printing used today. As the name suggests, four (4) colour offset printing means creating four printing plates for each of the process colours i.e. Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black. By combining different screens (dots) of CMYK, millions of colours can be created.
CMYK offset printing is commonly used for magazines, flyers, brochures, posters, and some stationery. The major drawback of CMYK offset printing is that light colours may appear ‘washed out’ or have noticeable screen (dot) patterns.