[Scribus] What colour to use for text?
Thu Aug 30 17:59:19 CEST 2007
2007/8/30, Stewart Noy <windrunner at mweb.co.za>:
> Louis Desjardins-4 wrote:
> > 2007/8/28, Stewart Noy <windrunner at mweb.co.za>:
> >> Ok, so having done a bit more digging I discovered that the black
> >> registration colour is in fact not what I'm looking for as it
> >> 100% on CMY and K when printed, and is to be used for, yip you guessed
> >> registration marks.
> >> So having answered my own questions, a new one would be:
> >> When is it best to use a Plain Black (0C, 0M, 0Y, 100K), and a Rich
> >> (63C, 52M, 51Y, 100K)?
> > Hi Stewart,
> > Here are the values we use on offset presses for rich black.
> > 100K - 60C - 40M - 40Y
> > This info could make it into the wiki as this question is raised from
> > to time. If anyone has a minute to put it there, please do.
> > Also, it is unadvisable to use rich black for text purposes. Generally
> > speaking, using more than 3 inks for any text color is more likely to
> > create
> > registration issues, especially if the text is used at small typesize.
> > HTH
> > Louis
> And what about using a rich black for when text is placed over an image?
> make it stand out more. The text size is 7.4.
For text below 12 points, I would advise not to use rich black with 4 inks.
You could use a 100K and C50 instead, if you really want it. But again,
registration issues might occur with smaller typesize. Depending on the font
and face you use. You'll be a better judge. I only point to the issues that
might or will occur and I only want to explain a bit so you understand
what's going on. You could also discuss this particular issue with your
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