Type and Image

Single Black and Rich Black.


Single plate black means the shade of black is made from ONLY the black printing plate. Being K from the traditional CMYK.

Rich black means the shade of the black is made from a composite of CMY  and K plates. The exact combination varies, but a fairly common one is photoshop black 75, 68, 67 and 90. Using more cyan though would result in a cooler black whereas more magenta would mean a warmer black.

Misalignment that can occur from mixing multiple colours together in print will 100% not happen from a single plate black.

Plate black will not be as full as a rich black.

To see rich colour on indesign you click on Indesign CC in the top left hand corner → appearance of black → change both to display all blacks accurately/output all blacks accurately → OK.



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