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Why Sublimation Printing Ink is CMYK Color But Not RGB?

Anyone who has bought sublimation printing ink knows that the ink is not a computer RGB color system, but a CMYK color system. Why?

Simply put, there's a fundamental difference between RGB, which is the color you see on your monitor, and CMYK, which is the color used in printing industry. Let's take a look at the differences.

sublimation printing ink CMYK

RGB Color

RGB color model is a kind of industrial color standard,based on the change of red (R), green (G), blue (B) the three color channels and their superposition between each other to get all sorts of color.RGB is on behalf of the red, green, blue three channels of color, this standard includes almost all the colors of the senses by human vision, is one of the most widely used color system. And our computer related place, is the current display is mostly used the RGB color standard, which is why it is so important for us.

Application of computer design:

Display color, RGB color printing and so on. 

CMYK sublimation printing ink

CMYK Color

CMYK color is another color standard specially setting for printing, based on the cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y) and black (K) four color change and the superposition between each other to get all sorts of color, CMYK is on behalf of the cyan, magenta, yellow and black four special color, is also the color of the four channels in Photoshop software.You can see CMYK color on digital printing ink and inkjet printer.

When it comes to sublimation printing, the color of sublimation ink is generated by controlling the overlapping printing of cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink on the paper, and the color variety is less than RGB color.

Application of computer design:

Four-color printing,etc.


Above is introduction about difference between Printing ink CMYK color and RGB color.Do you understand it?