logo color in MS Word should be black...its not (form)

Evie's picture

Hi everyone,

Managed to make a form/template in MS word, only problem is the company's logo should be in black...its not, when i print put the form the logo is all screwed up, some aliasing and the color is somewhere between black/gray/purple :-D

I imported the vector logo in Photoshop, and saved as a PNG file, then i upload the font in MS Word and place it in the top header without rescaling it.

what exactly am i doing wrong here, the logo is just in black but doesn't output in black when printed?

andreas's picture

Maybe Word uses sRGB color space and sending sRGB color data to the printer.
Try to set up the printer device to print black in true black only.

JamesM's picture

First thing I'd do is determine if it's a problem with the graphic or a problem with the printer. Have you tried printing other black-and-white artwork to see if it prints correctly?

Also, when in Photoshop you might try changing the graphic to grayscale (image > mode > grayscale) before saving it, and see if that makes any difference.

oldnick's picture

Word is an excellent tool for composing and printing office documents in an office environment, but was never intended as a professional graphics program—so don't expect it to act like one.

Either or both of the suggestions above might solve the problem, with an additional proviso: in Photoshop (or equivalent), save to logo as a grayscale TIFF file; this file will be larger than your PNG file, but it should be recognized for what it is—i.e., grayscale—as opposed to PNG files, which use indexed palettes.

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