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I have designed a nice cover, which appears a lovely deep blue, but when I download the cover as a PDF ist appears grey. Which ist the colour the printed version will have?
The difficulty with colour when you are dealing with computer screen viewing, as well as printing, is that the colours are created differently for each medium. The PDF that we show you is formatted so that the colours are CMYK format for printing (rather than RGB, which is what screens use) so they appear different. There will always be some degree of disparity, but as to how great it is, that’s difficult to say for individual cases. We’d definitely advise you to order a proof copy and check how the colours come out, and then try and adjust if it’s not what you want.
All the best,
Anna and Susan
Susan’s problem sounds exactly like the problem I had. My cover was a photo and again it was predominantly blue and yellow. When I saw the PDF it was awful – just dull grey. When I got in touch with Oli he knew what the problem was and he intervened to correct it. If it is the same problem then i do not see what Susan can do herself – it would need someone to again do some remapping of colours at the CN end. As you can tell I do not understand the issue …but I know that Oli sorted it for me!
Oh , and to be clear, the colours shown on the PDF will be the colours on the paperback book!!!ie the dull grey, if nothing else is done.