Take the colour quiz

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So you’re a colour connoisseur? Put your swatches where your mouth is and take the colour quiz. We’ve zoomed in nice and tight on a couple of colour favourites to see if you can still correctly identify them when they’re up close and personal.

Digital printers split colour out into four primary colours: cyan, magenta, yellow, black (CMYK). The ink is laid down in tiny dots, too small to be seen by the naked eye. When the colours are laid down, it gives the effect of solid colour. When zoomed in, the partitive nature of the print is revealed, and you can see some fascinating effects.

The amount of each colour applied is measured from 0 to 100. For example, 100% Magenta ( pink) would look like this:

C:0 M:100 Y:0 K:0

We've zoomed in to 800X with our microscope and captured some closeup shots of some printed colours. Put your print knowledge to the test and see how many of the colours you can correctly identify by their CMYK values.

When you’re done, tally up your score using the answers at the bottom of the page.

Colour quiz

Colour quiz question 2

Colour quiz question 3

Colour quiz question 4

 Colour quiz question 5

Colour quiz question 6

Colour quiz question 7

What did you score?

0 – 1
Gosh darn it! Look like those colours have gotten the better of you.

2 – 4
Not bad, but some swatch swotting wouldn’t go amiss here.

5 – 7
Looks like someone has been getting up close and personal with their print...




1.  (B)    2.  (B)    3.  (C)    4.  (A)    

5.  (A)    6.  (B)    7.  (C)



Sam Miller
24 Apr 2015 11:42
YES, 6 out of 7. (Can't believe I got no.1 wrong!)
24 Apr 2015 12:34
I got 5 out of 7 - not too bad!
Katie Edwards
24 Apr 2015 13:28
Woop woop 7/7 :D
24 Apr 2015 15:51
I am so impressed with these results already people! I tested the magnifier myself and I's hours of fun ( especially if you dye your hair..)

Sam - One wrong? You did better than me! ( oh the shame! I didn't do too well)

Go Barbara!

Katie, that's medal worthy! Très Bien!

Come on then peeps, who else can match Katie's 7/7?

Happy Friday!
Emma Carney- team
David Brookes
24 Apr 2015 21:00
YAY 7/7
Emma Webb
26 Apr 2015 23:46
6/7 not bad! Really interesting post! :-)
27 Apr 2015 11:39
Alex Wilkie
29 Apr 2015 10:05
middle of the road
05 May 2015 13:13
Ooo 7/7! Maybe that graphic design degree paid off after all, haha!
Stuart Glegg
08 May 2015 16:50
Uh oh 3 out of 7!
27 Jan 2017 13:18
6/7 - happy enough with that :)

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