Hello everybody. One thing that I have noticed over the past six months is how unreliable using standard black ink can be. When we design using CMYK settings, the option for a test print is highly recommended. In class, we discovered the use of “rich black” as a means of getting true vibrant black printed. Rich black is a combination of all the inks (cyan, yellow, magenta, and black) and can make a huge difference in the way things turn out. For example, an art piece I have constructed needed to be modified using a rich black swatch. I’m having this design printed for my upcoming art show and wanted to make sure that it would print in the best way possible. As you can see with the provided sample, simply modifying the color use extremely changed the result.