# Command/starteffect

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# \starteffect

## Syntax

 \starteffect[...][...] ... \stopeffect [...] effect name [...] effect options

## Example

```% mode=mkiv
\setuppapersize[A5]

% define the spot color for the plotter
\definecolor[CutContour][c=0,m=1,y=0,k=0]
\definespotcolor[Contour][CutContour][p=1]

% here is the outline feature
\defineeffect[outline][alternative=outer,rulethickness=.25pt]

\starttext
\startcolor[Contour]
\definedfont[Serif at 50pt]

\starteffect[outline]
And here is the magic.
\stopeffect

\stopcolor
\stoptext
```

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