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The background color of a manga paper when scanned online is changed by the scanlators to white (#FFFFFF).
However, this is not the background color in an actual manga book. the color in the manga book looks little grayer in the paper.
What I am trying to do, is to publish a manga online with the same real background color.
What is the best estimation of that white-gray color?
What are the manga papers made of? They are not the same as a normal white printer paper.
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Mar 1, 2013 at 23:13
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The color varies
widely based on multiple factors:
Paper type (I'll get there in a minute)
Scanner type and quality
Therefore, I can't 100% give you a color estimate (it could be anything from very light yellowish-gray to very dark gray).
As for paper types. There are also several types of paper that could be used for printing manga:
Newspaper-like paper, which is thin and has a slight gray shade.
Recycled paper, which is yellowish in composure and often has little "grains" in it.
There are probably a whole lot more, but that's the prominent two I know of.
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Mar 2, 2013 at 19:58
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Solution: I also had this question, but I ended up having to make color combinations, print them out, and compare them to physical copies of manga I had. The closest color combination I was able to make was:
(R, G, B) = (238, 230, 201).
May 19, 2021 at 22:28
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