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How to Convert EPS to CMYK


EPS (Encapsulated PostScript) is a vector graphics format particularly associated with Adobe Illustrator, but also compatible with other graphics design software, such as Corel Draw. The format uses the PostScript page description language and includes or “encapsulates” a low-resolution preview, which can be displayed by some programs.

Printing EPS files requires a machine which supports PostScript. For best results in terms of rendering colors and shapes from screen to paper, EPS images should be converted to CMYK color space before printing. In other words, the combination of colors used for representing the image should be changed from the primary colors of light — Red-Green-Blue (RGB), which is typical for TVs, computers and other types of backlit monitors — to the primary colors of pigment — Cyan-Magenta-Yellow and Key/Black, which is more suitable for the printed paper.

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How to Convert to PDF with CMYK Color Space

How to convert PDF in CMYK

Comparing the quality of an image you see on a computer monitor with the one of its printed version might often leave you disappointed, especially if you are using a regular home printing device. Whether it is a PDF, a JPEG or TIFF, the problem persists. The image that looked bright and clear on your backlit screen somehow became faded and darkened once it came out of your printer.

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The RGB to CMYK Conversion

RGB to CMYK conversion

Preserving Image Quality from Screen to Paper

Have you ever tried to print an image from your computer and then realized its reproduction in print is significantly different from what you saw on screen? That happened most likely because on screen you saw an RGB image, while on print you saw a CMYK one. Both names represent color models or the combinations of nuances and shades which create the image you see on screen or on paper.

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