colour separation

Definitions

Computing

  • noun the process of separating a colour image into its constituent colours in order to produce printing plates for colour printing. Full colour printing needs four-colour separation to produce four printing plates for the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks that together create a colour image.

Publishing

  • noun separation of the various colours from a design into the process colours to make a series of four films for printing
  • noun film for a single colour
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