April 23, 2018

A to Z of Design: T is for tint

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A to Z of Design: T is for tint

A tint is formed when white ink is mixed with a color to make the color lighter. It’s also called “screening back” a color and is indicated by a percentage. Using tints allows you to include multiple colors in a design when a project budget only allows for 1-color printing.

A shade is formed when black ink is mixed in with a color to make the color darker.

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