Afraid of color printing that project?
Persons who think that color printing and design is a very expensive filed to venture into needs a reality poke and check. Besides the existing less costly and modern printing methods out there, there are also some tips and techniques you may want to know about to keep that color in your prints but still keep up with the budget you set.
1. Creating another color with the use of the available ones.
If you have been the curious student back in your school days, you would have tried combining colors and amazed to find that you can create another shade of color that way. This also applies in the color printing strategy; a color printed over another creates another different color.
You can use this technique to try and create a variety of color by using the limited ones you have. Try going back to the color wheel system and see what colors you can create by using what colors.
2. Paper color is also color.
Today, before your project is printed, you have a choice of choosing the paper stock it will be printed on. With the changes in printing comes the changes in the paper color production. White is not the only option you can choose from.
By taking advantage of the paper color stocks, you can really save a lot when you use the paper color to become part of your prints. The paper color that blends well with your printing project can help compliment a simple design and make it appear more lively. And to think, no additional cost was needed to have that color.
3. Color tints.
One color that has different tints used will appear to be of different shade. This is the effect that tinting can do. The colors available can be made to look more by putting some tint on them.
By experimenting and learning the proper way of tinting, you can produce a lot of color. Learn the art of tinting.
4. Consider duotones.
A duotone photo is the kind of photo that is printed in only two colors. Having it printed in two colors does not make it less colorful than other color photos. The trick is for you to experiment on the effects that these colors can bring.
Lighter and darker ones usually have drastic changes on the prints.
Make sure you know the tips, tricks and techniques you can do with your colors so you can achieve that elusive color printing you have heard so much about.
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About the Author: Florie Lyn Masarate got the flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade.