How to Avoid Blues Turning Purple


  • In the printing world, blue is close to purple in the CMYK color spectrum.

  • When using equal parts cyan and magenta, it will print purple even though it appears blue on screen.

  • The best way to avoid an undesired purple in your printing design is to utilize a small percentage of magenta when a heavy percentage of cyan is used.

  • We recommend using 30% more cyan than magenta to avoid turning purple.

  • Example: C-100 M-70 Y-0 K-0













  • How to Avoid Blue Turning Purple