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:
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.
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