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Do inkjet printers print in CMYK or RGB?

Inkjet printers print in CMYK or RGB


Inkjet printers typically print in RGB (red, green, blue) color mode. This is because inkjet printers use a combination of colored inks (usually cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, or CMYK) to produce a wide range of colors. However, some inkjet printers are capable of printing in both RGB and CMYK color modes. It's important to note that when printing in RGB color mode, the colors may appear slightly different than when viewed on a computer screen, as the color gamut of a printer is typically smaller than that of a computer monitor.


Printers print in CMYK.

There are printers whose software is calibrated to support RGB. Most inkjets, focus on matching your screen as this is more important to most users than getting the colors to industry standards or natively read RGB files. But you’ll still be using Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black toner, because they are CMYK printers. There are also high-end printers with good color copiers that have expensive conversion tables that tells the machine how to imitate RGB. But it is ultimately still converting to CMYK. Lightwaves comes in RGBs, inkspots come in CMYKs.


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