HP LaserJet Enterprise 500 color Printer M551 series - Sample book color matching

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Sample book color matching

The process for matching product output to preprinted sample books and standard color references is

complex. In general, you can obtain a reasonably good match to a sample book if the inks used to

create the sample book are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These are usually referred to as process

color sample books.

Some sample books are created from spot colors. Spot colors are specially created colorants. Many of

these spot colors are outside of the range of the product. Most spot color sample books have

companion process sample books that provide CMYK approximations to the spot color.

Most process sample books will state which process standards were used to print the sample book. In

most cases they will be SWOP, EURO, or DIC. To get optimal color matching to the process sample

book, select the corresponding ink emulation from the product menu. If you cannot identify the process

standard, use SWOP ink emulation.


Chapter 9 Color