Printing type in colour; CMYK vs Pantone/Spot colour printing

cmyk vs pantone type printing

I recently began a job for a client, designing a brochure for a retirement village which was to be printed in CMYK. Everything was going fine then someone said it… brown text.

While extremely accurate, printers are not 100% perfect. Depending on the circumstances, there is the potential for a tiny amount of mis-registration between the 4 layers of ink. For printing reasonable size body copy, headings this usually isn’t an issue. For fine serifs and smaller text though, it can be come a problem.

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