A designer is working with one of my photographs, laying it out as a poster.\nHis typeface below my image is supposed to be a pale neutral gray. However,\nwhat he's showing me in the proof is a reddish gray. He says it's composed\nequally of 6% cyan, 6% magenta and 6% yellow. When I do type here with those\nunits of cyan, magenta and yellow it looks reddish on my calibrated monitor.\n\nIn fact the spectrum in the Photoshop Color Picker just to the right of the\ngrays is reddish with those units until the cyan is upped to 9%. At that\npoint the colors to the right of the grays jumps to blues on the color\npicker. There is a dramatic shift in the spectrum just by going from 8% to\n9% cyan. That appears to be the crossover point. When I use 9% cyan, 6%\nmagenta and 6% yellow the type looks decidedly more neutral.\n\nI have noticed that in the Color Picker if you check the box Web Only Colors\nthe grays shown there always have more cyan than magenta or yellow and yet,\nthey always look neutral.\n\nThe designer says that he can see no difference in his japanese color\nswatches between 6C+6M+6Y and 9C+6M+6Y. Nor can he see much difference on\nscreen. I sure can!!!! He says the difference is imperceptable and that\nadding 3% cyan is so tiny an amount that it's neglible. Excuse me but the\ndifference between 6% and 9% appears to be 50%. That's not negligible. Who's\nwrong here?\n\nWhy do neutral grays require more cyan? Or do they?\n\nHow much difference would there be when I go to press using high quality\noffset? Isn't there still going to be a perceptable difference?\n\nI opted for light gray, by the way so my name under the image wouldn't\ndistract from the image, itself. The lettering had been vibrant blue before\nI protested.