Get the best colors

Learn how to prepare your images to get the best result on newsprint.

Newspaper design


Photos and artwork choice are important for your newspaper.

For best results, choose balanced and contrasted images to make sure they really stand out.

Photos with mid tones and contrast between important details will stand out. Dark areas will be less contrasted on paper.

You can edit the exposure and contrast of your images to ensure a good range of mid tones.

Edit dark images:

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Exposure: +15%
Contrast: +5%

Edit bright images:

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Exposure: -10%
Contrast: +15%


  • Choose clear images with contrast.
  • Definition between 150dpi and 600dpi.
  • Avoid large areas of flat color.
  • Make sure that text and details contrast well with the background.


We use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) profile for color rendering.

Each color is made from these 4 primary inks.

To ensure a better color rendering, we recommend to convert your file with the FOGRA39 CMYK profile ISOcoated v2.

While exporting your PDF file, you can select this CMYK profile.

If precise color accuracy is not essential, you don't have to do anything, we have an automatic CMYK conversion tool.

Compare Inkjet with Offset:

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Top: Inkjet printed by PRINTNEWSPAPER
Bottom: Offset printed by a newspaper publisher


  • Most colors will be less intense on paper than on screen.
  • Simple colors are reliable - it's easy to predict how they print.
  • Newsprint is thin, so we can't print a true deep black.
  • Use pure blacks for the texts


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