Definitions for "Colour Separation"
Keywords:  magenta, cyan, cmyk, yellow, artwork
The process of preparing artwork, photographs, transparencies, or computer-generated art for printing by separating it into the four primary printing colours (cyan, magenta, yellow and black).
Separating the areas of a piece to be printed into its component spot and process ink colours. Each colour to be printed must have its own printing plate.
The process of separating the colours of a picture. The resulting separated file is then used to print to a printing device.