What is CMYK?

Here we explain what is CMYK stands for in printing

CMYK is an acronym. It stands for the four ink colours used when printing full colour – Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black.

In offset and digital printing, the four ink colours, CMYK is applied to the paper in successive layers. By overlapping these four inks thousands of colours can be created. The combined visual effects of these four CMYK colours produce what we commonly know as Full Color Printing.