HOW TO PREPARE YOUR FILES FOR B&W PRINTING

Preparing your files for true B&W printing

True B&W Printing

HOW TO CONVERT COLOR FILES TO BLACK & WHITE

You can submit color files to us, and we will produce True Black and White prints. However, there are many methods to convert a color image to black and white yourself, and they offer a wide range of control over the look of the final image.
To produce a quality B&W print from a digital file that meets your expectations, the black and white image file should be submitted in the following specifications:

  • Convert grayscale files to RGB mode (preferably sRGB colorspace)
  • 8 bit JPEG file type
  • Resolution of 300 ppi at your print size
  • Correctly sized (aspect ratio) to avoid cropping

If you convert the file to grayscale in the process, please convert it back to RGB before submitting the file.

EASY B&W CONVERSION METHODS

These only offer limited control over the tonal range of the final image.

  • In Photoshop: Change to grayscale, adjust contrast and density,and convert back to RGB.
  • Use any other simple image editing program that offers B&W image adjustments, then convert back to RGB.
  • Set your digital camera setting to black and white (no control options)
Easy B&W Conversion Methods
Advanced B&W Conversion Methods

ADVANCED B&W CONVERSION METHODs

These offer nearly unlimited control over your image. You can search the web for additional options under “Black & White Conversion” or “Black and White plugins”, etc.

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