Black and white printing is a classy way to portray depth of emotions and “color”. When using only black ink on white paper, your images have the ability to appear in the broad range of grayscale which gives it that classy look. What allows the printed copy and photos to appear in grayscale are the thickness of the dots. There are always 300 dots per inch (dpi), but the thickness of the dots allows for more ink to be placed on the paper – more ink, the more black it appears.
Prairie Country, Then and Now is a book about railroads and trains between the time frames of 1969-1973 and 2007-2010. The book is in all black and white. One of the authors of Prairie Country, Then and Now, Robert P. Olmsted, had this to say about the printing of his book;
” . . . I would like to thank the pressmen who handled the job, as it was obvious every effort was made to give me the ‘black’ blacks I feel are essential to good B&W work.”
Check out the photos below of Lance Detwieler, the one color pressman, and Dwight Voth, a Printing Consultant!
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