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Home printing - RGB or CMYK

Apr 18, 2012 2:47 AM

I am designing a file in Illustrator that will be printed on an inkjet printer - should I be designing and saving this file in RGB or CMYK mode given that it will primarily be printed on a home printer?

 
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  • Andrew Rodney
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    Apr 18, 2012 6:35 AM   in reply to dfitzies

    If you are going to use the native print driver from Epson, Canon etc, you want to feed it RGB.

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 5:25 PM   in reply to dfitzies

    So you only have CMYK? Too bad. At this point, ColorMatch RGB might be your best option due to the gamma encoding. Then there will be yet another conversion from ColorMatch to the actual RGB output color space for the ink jet. You’ll need a profile for that of course.

     
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    Apr 18, 2012 5:32 PM   in reply to Andrew Rodney

    AND due to what Andrew is saying, in the future you'll want to build your projects in an RGB colorspace from the start.

     
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