Don’t Settle for Anything Less than True Black & White
How does Fromex's Black & White printing compare to other printing methods? We use the true Black and White photographic chemical process in the development of each print - not a color or inkjet process. If you're looking for black & white, get true black & white
Fromex combines the advancements of digital photography with the timeless aesthetic and archival properties of true black & white printing. Using Fuji Frontier state-of-the-art digital laser technology and Ilford’s new silver gelatin papers, we bring your photographic work to life in beautiful, continuous tone prints that will last a lifetime. This is the B&W process that digital camera owners have been wanting for years
Fromex True Black & White is one of the first USA-based labs to combine laser technology and classic black & white printing. Most labs print digital black & white prints on color paper, resulting in inconsistent tonality and color shifts. Fromex does not. Many labs also create digital black & white prints on color inkjet paper, resulting in muddy tones, bronzing, and color variance. Fromex does not
Here are a few of the distinct advantages:
There is No Tone Disruption. All inkjet printers create black & white tones by applying small drops of ink on a paper's surface in multiple layers, leading to inconsistent results. Fromex uses a laser light source, exposing a silver gelatin layer within the paper to produce a true continuous tone from shadows to highlights. There are true blacks and true whites.
There is No Color Shade. All standard color RA4 printers rely on the color dyes in color paper to try to approximate black & white tones, so blacks and grays often have a hint of other colors (usually yellow, magenta or cyan). Fromex's print process is based on laser light, silver gelatin photo paper, and B&W chemistry. Blacks are always100% black, grays span the whole black and white spectrum, whites are pure white, and unwanted color shifts are non-existent.
There is No Ink Bronzing. Ink pigments reflect light, resulting in unwanted glare or metamorism across your print, sometimes called bronzing. This is most noticeable in the black areas. With Fromex, your image is created in the paper itself, not from layers of ink, so there are no unexpected reflections.