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Color Test Sheets

Background

I created lots of poster designs that were never professionally printed, but rather were printed ad hoc on local color and black and white laser printers. These files allowed for a substitute of Pantone color chips by simply printing these files first, finding colors that printed well, and using those CMYK/RGB/HEX values in your design project.

Instructions

Download and print the following files:

Black and White Color Test Sheet

The Black and White Test page has all 255 shades of black. Use this to find the shade of grey, from black to white, that looks the best for your printer and use that RGB value in your project.

Red Color Test Sheets

These two Red Color Test pages have all 255 shades of red. Use this to find the shade of red that looks the best for your printer and use that RGB value in your project. These are used in conjunction with the filter of your 3D glasses to find value of the color red that disappears when viewed.

Cyan Color Test Sheets

These two Cyan Color Test pages have various shades of cyan. Use this to find the shade of cyan that looks the best for your printer and use that RGB or CMYK value in your project. These are used in conjunction with the filter of your 3D glasses to find value of the color cyan that disappears when viewed. Some programs cannot handle CMYK, so use the closest RGB equivalent.

Blue Color Test Sheets

These two Blue Color Test pages have all 255 shades of blue. Use this to find the shade of blue that looks the best for your printer and use that RGB value in your project. These are used in conjunction with the filter of your 3D glasses to find value of the color blue that disappears when viewed. [This was the original test sheets used in the 3D Glasses project, but the blue filter in the glasses is actually Cyan.]

2 Color Sample Test Sheet

The color test page has the basic 2-color combinations of CMYK. Print this on the printer that will be used for the final project and select the colors that look the best.

Web Safe Color Test Sheet

217 Web Safe color test page is available in both HEX and RGB values for your projects. You can use this to match colors for your printer or test HEX colors for website design.

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