Definition of three-colour process in English:

three-colour process

noun

Photography
  • A means of reproducing natural colours by combining photographic images in the three primary colours.

    • ‘The Printers Guild wanted new ways to manufacture better paper and were interested in a basic three-color process.’
    • ‘The three-colour process is at the heart of color reproduction on any type of paper.’
    • ‘The three-color process is designed for, and depends upon, three-strip separation negatives for its printing medium.’
    • ‘With the exception of black, every colour may be reproduced by the three-colour process, but it is necessary that the colours used be kept as clean as possible.’
    • ‘The only way to reproduce a full spectrum of natural hues was with a three-color process.’