four-color

[ fawr-kuhl-er, fohr- ]
/ ˈfɔrˌkʌl ər, ˈfoʊr- /

adjective Printing.

noting or pertaining to a process for reproducing colored illustrations in a close approximation to their original hues by photographing the artwork successively through magenta, cyan, and yellow color-absorbing filters to produce four plates that are printed successively with yellow, red, blue, and black inks.

Nearby words

  1. four-ball match,
  2. four-banger,
  3. four-by-four,
  4. four-by-two,
  5. four-channel,
  6. four-color problem,
  7. four-color process,
  8. four-colour,
  9. four-corners,
  10. four-cycle

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