9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 15, 2012 5:32 AM by nicnicjr

    Help me choose the right black for a background (white text on black BG)!

    nicnicjr Level 1

      Hi all!

       

      I am polishing an InDesign document for a magazine. The cover will contain a big black surface with white texts on top (alongside a white surface with black texts/graphics on top and there is also a color bar on top of the black surface.)

       

      I was warned that standard black will not work for the black background and I was advised to produce a 'cyan black' or a '4 colour black' instead.

       

      The cover of the magazine will most likely be like a book cover: fairly thick white cardboard/paper with a coated job.

       

      What exact color choice would you recommend knowing that the text color will be 'paper white'.

       

      I now have this Pantone Black C (from the Pantone solid coated library): would it be good for this job? And what about the other black text and graphic elements on the white surface? Should they be from the same black?

       

      I was hoping for the most straight forward and saff answere to this question as soon as  possible.

       

      THANKS IN ADVANCE!

       

      Best.

       

      Nic