Prints and Monitors

You are viewing a beautiful picture on your computer monitor and
decide you want to print it.
Once you do print it out, and look at it, the colors do not appear the same.
Reason is, the colors on your monitor will always look different than in print.
Printed images will always be darker than what you are viewing on your monitor.
Your printer uses inks and your monitor emits light so naturally your monitor images
will appear brighter and more vibrant than what ink will.
Please keep this in mind when reviewing images on your computer screen. It will
avoid a lot of confusion and disappointment.

Color Modes-RGB vs CMYK

RGB
CMYK

Many publishers require that your images be submitted in the color mode CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black).
Some allow the RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color mode to be submitted, but will print it using CMYK.
CMYK is used for print media and the RGB is used for digital medias such as television and computer/websites.

There is a difference to the appearance of both. There is a much brighter and vivid color to the RGB.
Converting to CMYK tends to make the colors a bit more dull, especially with the blues.

I have place two images of colors here to show you the difference.
Just be aware of the difference between the two, and know that when you have images printed, the colors may appear slightly different than how you view them on your computer screen.