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DCS Books: Professional Edition and Mini Editions

Eliminate trial-and -error CMYK color matches!

The difference in appearance of color when viewed in different color spaces represents on eo fhte greatest problems in prepress. Do not be misled by the RGB colors on your monitor when you are really trying to achieve CMYK on paper. The Digital Color Scale (DCS) Books show you in advance how the ink-on-paper will look. Tens of thousands of color combinations are available. The basic combination on all pages is the mixing of cyan and magenta, with yellow and black overprinting. The chromatic organization of the DCS is in ascending percentages of yellow. The printed color mixes are used to dial-in the correct CMYK values to achieve the desired ink-on-paper results. The quick access tabs indicating yellow percentages make finding your desired color quick and easy.

Professional Edition

  • Displays 57,344 color combinations on large 13" x 12" stock
  • Printed on coated stock, one side only to eliminate show-through
  • CMYK are shown in the following percentages: 0, 5, 10,15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 (solid)
  • Extensive forward on the fundamentals and key concepts of Color
  • Appendix contains gray value graduations of 10-95% in ten different screen rulings and now includes CIE Lab and L*A*B color scales

Mini Editions

  • Displays 20,736 different color combinations on compact 8" x 8" stock
  • Available on coated, uncoated, or newsprint/recycled stock
  • CMYK are shown in the following percentages: 0, 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, and 100 (solid)
  • Available  individually or as a three book set.


DCS-MEC Mini Edition Coated 99.00
DCS-MEU Mini Edition Uncoated 99.00
DCS-MEN Mini Edition Newsprint 99.00
DCS-MES Mini Edition Set 260.00
DCS-PEC Professional Edition Coated 280.00

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