What is the maximum colour application?
The maximum colour application specifies the total of the individual colour channels which can be applied maximally depending on production time and paper/print substrate.
Too much colour application in printing leads to the colour smudging the next sheet due to the increased drying time.
Dark green area with the composition 100 % Cyan, 40 % Magenta, 100 % Yellow and 60 % Key
Colour application = 100 % C + 40 % M + 100 % Y + 60 % K = 300 %