Glossary of Terms
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“Subtractive Primary Colors”
Subtractive Primary Colors
Media that use reflected light and colorants to produce colors are using the subtractive color method of color mixing. In the printing industry, to produce the varying colors, apply the subtractive primaries cyan, magenta and yellow together in varying amounts. Subtractive color works best when the surface (or paper) is white, or close to it.
See Also: Additive Color Process, Process Colors