Book Design and Imaging

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTING

I am interested in sharing some ideas with folks about their experiences in printing photographs in black and white on blurb. I am a professional who has left the world of offset printing and into the Indigo5000.

I have a test book in which I will post my findings when I receive. I have the Indigo5000 printer description profile which I have tried against several other color profiles and black and white greyscale settings.

Chdant

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chdant
Dec 17, 2007 10:23pm PDT
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....for those interested in my test book soon to be delivered:
http://www.blurb.com/images/uploads/catalog/57/149457/143759-49c0eea9a8b7a26e0ecc85ee757ae686.pdf

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chdant
Dec 17, 2007 10:42pm PDT
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I initially (last summer) had real problems with color cast on B&W but all is fine now with the HP press (Indigo I think).

I did do a test with 3 different “darknesses” of several images and found as expected that the press print was darker than the inkjet tests, so for the real book I adjusted all of the images to the values of the lighter test and am very happy.

This is of course not offset quality, but quite nice.

Scott

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scottgraham
Dec 25, 2007 8:55am PDT
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