Depositing combinations of the subtractive primaries cyan, magenta, yellow, and black on paper to achieve. These colorants are deposited as dots of different sizes, shapes, and angles to create the illusion of different colors. See CMY, Subtractive Primaries.
Using the colors cyan, magenta, yellow, and black to produce a full color, photo-quality image. All colors can be represented as a combination of these four by overprinting screens to produce various colors.
Printing in full color using four color separation negatives - yellow, magenta, cyan and black. When blended, these four colors reproduce only a small portion of all the colors found in nature, but they can reproduce the widest range with the fewest inks when printing.
The printing process in which full-color reproduction is obtained by printing successive images from photographic plates in yellow, magenta, cyan and black inks; also alled Process Color and Full Color Printing.