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color gamut

The entire range of colors available on a particular device such as a monitor or printer. A monitor, which displays RGB signals, typically has a greater color gamut than a printer, which uses CMYK inks. When a color is "out of gamut," it cannot be properly converted to the target device; for example, to a different type of printer. See color management system and color space.

Color Gamut


in fine and decorative art, a number of harmoniously related color nuances (with one predominating), used to create an artistic work. As a rule, this term is accompanied by the usual color definitions: thus, the color gamut is called warm, hot, cold, light, and the like.

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The volume comparison of color gamut of used input and output devices is shown in Tab.
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