Definitions for "Subtractive primary colors"
Keywords:  magenta, cyan, cmy, yellow, rgb
cyan, magenta, and yellow (see figure 30.22)
The colors of cyan, magenta, and yellow (CMY) which produce black when mixed in certain amounts. In printing, black is often added to give more definition as mixing of actual inks cannot produce pure black.
As opposed to Additive Primary Colors, Subtractive Colors are not transmissive; they are reflective on paper and printed media. When used together with various degrees of coverage and variation, they have the ability of creating billions of other colors. to top