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I'm looking for a 5 color color-scheme that also useful when printed in black and white, respectively gray scale.

The colors should be easily distinguishable from each other.

How can i do that?

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Note you can specify a different Style Sheet for print which works better for Black and White –  Ben Brocka Jul 23 '12 at 10:50
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A short but sweet answer:

Check out this tool.


It allows you to feed in your requirements and get color schemes that work for printing, photocopying, color blindness, and appropriate visual differentiation.

It should give you what you need.

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Thanks, this is very useful. However, it seems to be difficult to find such a color scheme for 5 colors. –  RoflcoptrException Jul 23 '12 at 9:18
True, I have used this one: colorbrewer2.org/… However if you select photocopy, printer, and colour blind check-boxes no options are given. Perhaps that is saying you need to choose the priorities. :) –  Jay Jul 23 '12 at 9:50
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