Match colors to your computer screen
The process of matching printer output color to your computer screen is complex, because printers and
computer monitors use different methods of producing color. Monitors
display colors by using light
pixels that use an RGB (red, green, blue) color process, but printers
print colors by using a CMYK
(cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) process.
Several factors can influence your ability to match printed colors to those on your monitor:
Printer colorants (inks or toners, for example)
Printing process (Inkjet, press, or laser technology, for example)
Personal differences in perception of color
Computer operating systems
Video cards and drivers
Operating environment (humidity, for example)
Keep these factors in mind when colors on your screen do not perfectly match your printed colors.
For most users, the best method for matching colors is to print sRGB colors.
Chapter 9 Color