A Quick Guide to Colour Printing Terms [Infographic]

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A Quick Guide to Colour Printing Terms [Infographic]

Contract printer services are increasingly gaining popularity among large businesses. Rather than handling all repairs and maintenance in-house, most businesses now outsource copier printer repairs to computer printer servicing companies. These contract printer companies, like DocX, provide excellent machines that can print vibrant colours each time.

When it comes to colour printing, you need to be careful to utilise the required colours depending on the context of your job, so let’s take a look at the three types of colour schemes that are typically available.


This colour printing process incorporates cyan, magenta, yellow and key (black) colours. It is specific for printing business cards, posters, and brochures, among other paper related products.


This one incorporates a mixture of three colours: red, green and blue. This is ideal for computer screens and digital devices and is brighter than CMYK colours.

Pantone Matching System (PMS)

This one is used to match colours, especially in fabrics and other painted materials. Sometimes a specialised spot colour or blended ink is also included in pantone matching systems to effectively suit unique colours. Therefore, it is crucial to select one depending on the project at hand for best results.

Here is a great infographic that shows you everything you need to know about the basic printing terms when it comes to choosing a colour scheme:

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Image credit: MM Print

With good always knocks the bad, and in the case of printer service contracts, the negative side is hidden in all of the extra fees and costs that are sometimes incurred with unprofessional service providers. Few businesses consider the pitfalls of contract printer services before committing to a long copier and printer rental. However, there are definite appeals in the convenience of contract printer services, for instance, the simplicity of letting trained printer service experts handle errors, paper jams, and other common printer problems. The choice of getting a printer servicing contract lies with you.

Document Excellence is a Xerox contract printer supplier and also a leading provider of document solutions in South Africa. We have a variety of products available and you can visit us online to compare printers and choose the one that will suit your needs best.

Image credit: Xerox 

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