How Do I Get My Blues To Not Print Purple?

For more accurate color reproduction of your files, we recommend you follow the CMYK color values.

Printing tip: When trying to achieve reflex or navy blue values, it is important that the magenta value is not too high, as blue + red (cyan + magenta) = purple vs. blue.

Depending on the blue you desire the best practice is to ensure that the magenta values are no more than 60% for reflex blue and no more than 70-75% at the most for richer/darker blues.

We highly recommend that you order a hardcopy proof for any jobs that are color sensitive to the customer. Hardcopy proofs are guaranteed to match in color within 90% of the approved proof.

 

      C = 100%
C: 20%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 40%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 60%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 100%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K:0%
 
      
M = 100%
C: 0%
M: 20%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 40%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 60%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 100%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
 
      
Y = 100%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 20%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 40%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 60%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 100%
 
      
BLACK = 100%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 20%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 40%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 60%
C: 0%
M: 0%
Y: 0%
K: 100%
 
      
RICH BLACK
C: 91%
M: 60%
Y: 0%
K: 0%
C: 100%
M: 75%
Y: 0%
K: 25%
C: 98%
M: 100%
Y: 0%
K: 55%
C: 50%
M: 40%
Y: 40%
K: 100%
 
       
C: 0%
M: 99%
Y: 100%
K: 0%
C: 0%
M: 95%
Y: 100%
K: 25%
C: 0%
M: 93%
Y: 100%
K: 60%
C: 0%
M: 100%
Y: 90%
K: 80%
     
C: 39%
M: 0%
Y: 100%
K: 0%
C: 58%
M: 0%
Y: 80%
K: 0%
C: 68%
M: 0%
Y: 100%
K: 24%
C: 65%
M: 0%
Y: 100%
K:42%
 
       
C: 45%
M: 3%
Y: 17%
K: 0%
C: 63%
M: 15%
Y: 28%
K: 0%
C: 73%
M: 39%
Y: 44%
K: 5%
C: 81%
M: 55%
Y: 56%
K: 38%
 
       
C: 0%
M: 2%
Y: 15%
K: 20%
C: 0%
M: 10%
Y: 27%
K: 50%
C: 0%
M: 22%
Y: 22%
K: 85%
C: 20%
M: 40%
Y: 30%
K: 90%