Hi there! :)
One of the things that has come up in the many years
of digital creation is putting your colors in gamut. This has been a
part of every quality check up to a point. What's that you say? Up to a
We have many different graphics programs we can use
to create in that go beyond Photoshop and Paintshop Pro and each program
will have a different setting and some do not even have a gamut option
and when we did quality checks on a team we often left off the gamut for
What's that you say? No gamut check? How will I know if
my image will print in colors and not gray? Well I am here to tell you
that it does in my case!
Yup you can use that bright pink, that glorious teal, or what ever your heart desires and your printer should in fact print it. This is especially fun for creative backgrounds!
do I know it works? I have an image from a beloved art journalist and
it's vibrantly colored. I printed it just for this post and guess what?
It's FABULOUS!! The pink is bright the teals are bright, and I even
checked in Photoshop for gamut before and you know what? Those bright
colors were not in gamut. (I am not at liberty to show you her
copyrighted art because it's personal use only)
What I learned
was that I do not need to worry about using bright colors, it's a
personal preference. That is not to say that some colors might be an
issue for some printers but in my case there are none.
yourself at home for those who have a gamut correction go OFF the gamut
(I know it sounds so weird to me too). Open your graphics program and
splat some digital ink around a paper and see what colors you get when printed, you might be surprised!
I would still check gamut if you can because it COULD be an issue but I wouldn't stress about it.