When it comes to banners, black is a fairly commonplace colour. Whether it’s bright text on a black background, or black text on a bright background, black is used all the time. It’s also often used in company logos.
For anyone that’s creating banner artwork, you’d expect creating a solid black object or shape to be pretty simple—simply fill it with 100% black, right? Well, yes, you’d get a black object, but it could be better.
It’s black. Or is it?
Unfortunately, printed solid black objects can often appear ‘washed out’, and like a very dark grey once printed. However, this can be resolved. A reliable way to ensure that you get a nice deep, rich black is to add other colours to the mix.
The black CMYK values we normally use:
- Cyan: 50
- Magenta: 50
- Yellow: 50
- Black: 100