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Color Management & Quality Output by Tom Ashe

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BLACK-AND-WHITE DIGITAL PRINTMAKING

 

 

 

Producing good quality black-and-white prints using standard inkjet technology is a big challenge–especially when those prints are compared against traditional silver gelatin prints. It doesn’t help that most of us are very sensitive to shifts in neutrals; we’re much more likely to see problems in neutrality that we’d overlook in color prints.

The problems that relate to black-and-white inkjet prints include: a lack of neutrality, cross curves, metameric failure, halftone dots, and dynamic range.

Lack of Neutrality

One of the most difficult things about using cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks to produce black-and-white prints has typically ...

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