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spacerColour Management Systems & the 4C's

Rather like the diamond industry the four Cs' — cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight, the Newspaper and Magazine printing industry can use the following four Cs'

Consistency: Can it reproduce consistent colour across the image and from print to print and site-to-site?

Calibration: Adjustment of a device to conform to a known specification.

Characterisation: Determining the colour gamut of a (calibrated) device.

Conversion: Transforming colour to optimise reproduction from one device to another.

These are the four basic things to remember in implementing Colour Management System.