Standard Black / Rich Black - San Diego Sign Company

Standard Black / Rich Black

If you have ever had problems getting a nice deep black printed, you are not the only one.

 When designing your art, please use our new rich black formula.

C 0%, M 0%, Y 0%, K 100%

We have adjusted our profile rips for this specific formula and are getting a much better output.

Black settings

Black comparison and paper release

True black 0-0-0-100 vs Rich Black 75-75-75-100

Transfer release showing true black vs other blacks and overinking
Ink release from paper

RGB blacks convert to a weak CMYK black

Photoshop black adjustment

Reasons why we recommend this formula C-0, M-0, Y-0, k-100
  1. Better transfer yield: reduces overinking which leads to print defects such as banding, mottling and transfer wrinkles
  2. Automated proofing: less likely to flag your project
  3. Standardizes your black when submitting files to various print houses
  4. Cleaner black vs. muddy black

*We have our Graphic Design Service. ($65/hour)

Contact us for more information.