Printing Choices for True Black and White Prints


In today’s digital world, getting true black and white prints can not only be challenging, but more expensive than color prints as well. Find out why! Any color printer will leave color in the print. It’s a physical thingy…

This is from Adorama:

“We no longer carry true black and white paper. To print on regular color paper will most certainly result in the same cast no matter what. There’s always a chance that some images will print better but there’s no way to foresee how the finish itself will affect the quality of the print at any given time so we therefore cannot guarantee it as posted on our site.”

True b&w prints can be gotten here: and here: and here:

“The Darkroom can now print your digital files on genuine ILFORD Black and White Silver Gelatin Photographic Paper. We believe this is as close as you can get to a traditional B&W darkroom print from a digital file and has significant benefits when compared to B&W images produced from color processes.”

You will get opinions like crazy in the comment section, BUT… The two BEST ways to get TRUE black and white prints, is to go into a darkroom and make traditional wet prints; OR, use a laser printer with true black and white papers. Everything else falls short. Most people will be happy with a .00 B&W from Adorama, but if one is more serious… they’ll want true B&W’s.

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