RGB curve for B&W prints

July 8, 2016

a-cheers-blog asked: Hi Tony, Thank you for your sharing your experiences with us, you have mastered this craft. I have a couple of question about monochrome printing. Can we use the RGB curve that you have introduced in other posts for black & white printing too?? or we need to make a new curve specifically for B&W? how many layers usually you end up with in B&W. And also what brand you suggest for black pigments? Thank you

Thank you for your comments about my work.  Yes, you can use the RGB curve for B&W printing too–especially if you’re going to use multiple layers.  I do not use a curve specifically for B&W printing.  I have used the Winsor Newton “Lamp Black” for my black pigment.  Hope this helps.  Tony

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