subtractive primaries

subtractive primaries

[səb′trak·tiv ′prī‚mer·ēz]
(optics)
The three colors, usually yellow, magenta, and cyan (greenish-blue), which are mixed together in a subtractive process.
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Graphic arts reproduction basic subtractive primaries are extended with carbon black, meaning black printer.
For graphic reproduction purposes, as a result of the separation process of the coloured original, separations of subtractive primaries are achieved as separations films, printing plates, or direct imaged to the digital output system.
These are also called the subtractive primaries because they combine to form black (or nearly so).
The proprietary ink set developed by Pantone consists of enhanced versions of the subtractive primaries yellow, magenta and cyan along with black, vivid orange and intensified green.