Blue artwork turning purple

Blue and purple are very close in the color spectrum. A CMYK blue set at 100% Cyan and 100% Magenta will look very blue on-screen and appear purple after offset print or digital print.

To resolve this issue, make sure Magenta is 30% less than Cyan when using very high Cyan values.

100-cyan-70-magenta

This will adjust the color further away from the purple tone and should print closer to the desired blue.

We highly suggest designers invest in a Pantone process color guide to get a good starting point to see what their cmyk values will look like printed. 

Always trust the values, and not what you see on your screen.

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