Black prints as gray on non-PostScript printers

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Black prints as gray on non-PostScript printers


Black ink is not the darkest color in the CMYK color space; 100% of all color is darker. Consequently, when you print to an RGB or grayscale device, this compensation is built into the color conversion.

To print black as 100% black to an RGB or grayscale device:



  1. Choose QuarkXPress > Edit > Preferences,
  2. Select the Color Manager pane, and choose QuarkXPress Emulate Legacy from the Source Setup drop-down menu in the Source Options area.
  3. Choose QuarkXPress > Edit > Preferences, select the Display pane, and choose QuarkXPress Legacy RGB from the Monitor Profile drop-down menu.
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  • Topic #: 30026-1277
  • Date Created: 11/20/2012
  • Last Modified Since: 09/05/2016
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