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Take the colour quiz

So you’re a colour connoisseur? Put your swatches where your mouth is and take the colour quiz. We’ve zoomed in nice and tight on a couple of colour favourites to see if you can still correctly identify them when they’re up close and personal.

Digital printers split colour out into four primary colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, black (CMYK). The ink is laid down in tiny dots, too small to be seen by the naked eye. When the colours are laid down, it gives the effect of solid colour. When zoomed in, the partitive nature of the print is revealed, and you can see some fascinating effects.

The amount of each colour applied is measured from 0 to 100. For example, 100% Magenta (printed.com pink) would look like this:

C:0 M:100 Y:0 K:0

We’ve zoomed in to 800X with our microscope and captured some closeup shots of some printed colours. Put your print knowledge to the test and see how many of the colours you can correctly identify by their CMYK values.

When you’re done, tally up your score using the answers at the bottom of the page.

Colour quiz

Colour quiz question 2

Colour quiz question 3

Colour quiz question 4

Colour quiz question 5

Colour quiz question 6

Colour quiz question 7

What did you score?

0 – 1
Gosh darn it! Look like those colours have gotten the better of you.

2 – 4
Not bad, but some swatch swotting wouldn’t go amiss here.

5 – 7
Looks like someone has been getting up close and personal with their print…

Answers:

1.  (B)    2.  (B)    3.  (C)    4.  (A)

5.  (A)    6.  (B)    7.  (C)

Having fun? Take more quiz with Printed.com like Guess the Logo or Which Cat Meme are you.

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Emma-Lee’s the resident wordsmith and Content Editor, well versed in all things grammar. If she’s not clattering away at her keyboard, you’ll find her hitting the asphalt – or putting her extensive Eurovision knowledge to the test at the local pub quiz.

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11 comments on “Take the colour quiz

  1. Emma on

    I am so impressed with these results already people! I tested the magnifier myself and I confirm…it’s hours of fun ( especially if you dye your hair..)

    Sam – One wrong? You did better than me! ( oh the shame! I didn’t do too well)

    Go Barbara!

    Katie, that’s medal worthy! Très Bien!

    Come on then printed.com peeps, who else can match Katie’s 7/7?

    Happy Friday!
    Emma Carney- printed.com team

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