Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Printing and Journalism


The use of color combinations of print and paper by commercial printers has increased steadily since 1930. The relation of color-of-print to color-of-background is an important factor to be considered in printing because color does effect legibility. The increased use of color emphasizes the need for scientific knowledge concerning the effect on legibility of various color combinations of print and background. Such scientific knowledge demands relevant research in many areas of color printing. This study will try to determine the effects on eye-movements of various ink colors printed on a controlled yellow stock. This information would be useful to printers when working with color combinations.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Reading -- Physiological aspects

Eye -- Movements

Color Printing

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