Glossary of Terms
Like any industry, ours uses a variety of terms. If you want to find out what they mean, you are in the right place! Simply click on a letter to see its list of terms. If the term you are looking for isn't listed in our glossary feel free to contact us so that we may help you as well as add it to our list.
Cyan is one of the four process colors commonly used in four-color printing, along with magenta, yellow, and black; this set of colors is referred to as CMYK, with C standing for cyan. Cyan, together with magenta and yellow, is also one of the three subtractive primary colors. Cyan is a pure spectral color, but the same hue can also be generated by mixing equal amounts of green and blue light. As such, cyan is the complement of red: cyan pigments absorb red light while reflecting blue and green lights. Cyan is sometimes called blue-green or turquoise and often goes undistinguished from light blue. Cyan is often referred to as "Electric Blue".