This time I want to explain a technical detail, misterious and mandatory: color profiles and color conversions. When a color didn’t print as expected, or it looks different after a conversion, something went terribly wrong.
Important differences between RGB and CMYK
The main thing to know is that RGB color space is wider than the CMYK one. It means that some colors that we can see on monitors can’t be printed on paper.
This is why colors are converted to find the closest CMYK color. The original, saturated and brilliant color is sacrificed. This is the reason a lot of artists say that “printing makes colors dim”.