Canon U.S.A. Inc. first opened its New York office in 1955. It has been one of the leading camera manufacturers in the world, starting with film and moving into the digital age. Now Canon offers a wide range of cameras, printers and ink cartridges for both professional and home use. Canon's BCI-15 Color Ink Tank is compatible with both the i70 and i80 printers.
The color cyan can best be described as a moderate greenish-blue to bluish-green. The origin of the word "cyan" goes back to the late 1800s. It comes from the Greek word kýanos, meaning "dark blue." Inked paper absorbs or reflects specific wavelengths, while computer monitors emit light. Cyan serves as a filter in the subtraction of varying degrees of red, green and blue from white light, producing a gamut of spectral colors. This is needed because digital art must be converted from RGB to CMYK color for print.
Magenta is a purplish red. It's origin dates back to the Battle of Magenta, which took place on June 4, 1859. It was a battle between between France and Austria in the Franco-Piedmontese war in the second war of Italian independence. The dye was discovered during the year of the battle and took on its name. Magenta also acts as a filter in the subtraction of varying degrees of red, green and blue from white light.
Yellow is the third subtractive color in CMYK. It also serves as a filter in the subtraction of varying degrees of red, green and blue from white light. Yellow is the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum. The word "yellow" comes from the Old English word "geolu."