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Ink Coverage

    How to Determine Total Ink Coverage in Photoshop

  • Click on the Info Palette (F8), then click the upper right arrow to change Palette Options:

  • Change Second Color Readout Mode to Total Ink and click OK:

  • Now when you move the cursor over your image, the value will change, which corresponds to total ink. You do not want total ink to ever be more than 300%. Note than in the example below, the Magenta and Yellow values are too high, therefore the total ink value exceeds the 300% limit: