CMY color model facts for kids
The CMY model is subtractive. It means that it subtracts or masks colors from white background of the paper. The ink reduces the reflected light. White light minus red leaves cyan, white light minus green leaves magenta, and white light minus blue leaves yellow.
White is the natural color of the paper, while (nearly) black is made by a full combination of colored inks.
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