What is CMYK?

CMYK meaning in Digital terms is A subtractive color model used in printing that is based on cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K). These are typically referred to as process colors. Cyan absorbs the red component of white light, magenta absorbs green, and yellow absorbs blue. In theory, the mix of the three colors will produce black, but a black ink is used to increase the density of black in a print.


reference: Federal Agencies Digital Guidelines Initiative – Glossary