CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Key, or Black) is a system of mixing colours using chemical pigments to obtain the required hues. These four colours are the primary colours which when mixed can produce a huge range of colours in the visible spectrum.
It’s impossible for these four prime colours to exactly match things like a rose petal, or the leaf from a tree as CMYK cannot produce every single colour that exists, but it can make a huge number of colours to produce images such as this amazing sunset below.
About The Author: Ian Wilson
Ian is the writer and publisher of blogs and social media content for the sprint-ink.co.uk company, supplier of printer ink, toner cartridges, paper and office, franking machine ink and 3D printing supplies. His work includes The Sprint-InkBlog, Sprint-Ink News and this blog CMYK – A World of Colour.