Using Spot Colors

This section explains the output method that uses spot colors.

Spot colors are colors printed with special and exclusive inks. By contrast, colors printed using four colors: C (cyan), M (magenta), Y (yellow), and K (black), are called process colors. When using an inkjet printer with no spot color ink, spot colors must be converted to process colors for printing. VersaWorks can convert spot colors to process colors for printing. The spot colors available in VersaWorks are registered as the "spot color library." You can also create a new spot color library if necessary. When using the spot colors registered in the spot color library of VersaWorks in an application, the spot colors can be converted to the closest matching process color for printing. However, VersaWorks can only recognize spot colors in vector data. Colors used in raster data such as bitmap images cannot be recognized.