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How do I change the color of the Primary Black color Square?

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Not sure why or how, but that black square is an off black. more grey. I need it to be DEEP and DARK, as it has been my go to default black color.

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In the Illustrator preferences there is a section called Appearance of Black.

 

You may take a look at that and change the settings there.

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How do I change the color of the Primary Black color Square?

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Not sure why or how, but that black square is an off black. more grey. I need it to be DEEP and DARK, as it has been my go to default black color.

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Correct answer by Kurt Gold | Adobe Community Professional

In the Illustrator preferences there is a section called Appearance of Black.

 

You may take a look at that and change the settings there.

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That's indeed "true" black.

CMYK 0 0 0 100

 

But it seems what you want is deep black or color [registration mark]

CMYK 100 100 100 100

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Is this design for print or screen?

 

If for print, you might want to get some information on printing processes.

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In the Illustrator preferences there is a section called Appearance of Black.

 

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Thnak you! this was the fix!

 

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As Kurt is suggesting, in Preferences > Appearance of Black, your On Scrren choice should be "Display All Blacks as Rich Black." In the dialog window, you'll see the difference between 100% K and Rich Black.

On the other hand, if you are looking for a Black that PRINTS darker, you need to set up your own Rich Black Swatch in the Swatches panel. I usually use: C: 50% M: 40% Y: 40% K: 100. You may want to discuss creating a Rich Black with your printer to see what they suggest. This darker 4-color black can be especially useful in creating Gradients with dark colors. Using 100% K could look very wimply and grayish instead of dark black.

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