I just had a major revelation. The CMYK value for pure black ink, 0.0.0.100, 100% black, K, is NOT, I repeat, NOT the same as the hexadecimal pure black value of #000000 ! I can’t believe I didn’t know this before. But thinking about it – it makes sense. Pure K, Key, Black, is real-life ink, and because of this it cannot truely absorb all real light to create true black. When printed on to any surface, the surface will have some texture which will reflect some proportion of light, making the colour of the surface off-black. So, the digital representation of 100% K is… drumroll please… #231F20 in hexadecimal values, and 35.31.32 in RGB. In reverse, #000000 (RGB 0.0.0) has a CMYK value of 220.127.116.11 (because using all the inks together in these values creates a ‘blacker black’ as the ink is more dense (I reckon).
I realise this is probably irrelevant and boring to a lot of people, but it is honestly fascinating to me!
In other news, the boyfriend’s band (This City) is playing at the Astoria in London tonight supporting Taking Back Sunday and I am going! Amazing! Did I mention that I feature in a slightly raunchy scene in their zombie music video for their new single We Move? And I’m also the one in the wolf mask, with a half-second feature of my zombie t-shirt design. And you can check me out in my pants and a wolf mask when their new artwork is released (on their single) next month. Rawk.