In several workflows, we need to have simulations of color opaqueness in printing. Opacity is the measure of an element’s opaqueness or solidity, while transparency is the measure of how easily you can see through it to what exists in the layer beneath. For that reason, nT Colorations provides opaqueness types such as Opacity, Transparency, and Solidity.

Starting from one color channel standard opaqueness values with 100% opacity and transparency. 100% opaque means an element is fully visible while 100% transparent means it’s completely invisible.

  • Opacity: Reducing opacity to 50% will reduce the opaqueness of color in the channel and colorway. The lower the percentage the lighter the color will be.
  • Transparency: Reducing transparency to 50% will reduce the opaqueness of color in the colorway. 

  • Solidity: Available for printer colorways mode only (ink recipe colors) and simulates opaqueness in the overprint.

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