Dear Helen,Originally Posted by Helen B
tho the original question was concerning film the thread slipped a bit towards OT, my fault. But the limitations of the printing process made me curious. I think we now are getting to the point where we better should move to the gray area before we get trouble here ;-)
Your last info is contradictionary to what my friend told me, but, as you said, you can't do it with every printer or ink system and the tuning of the software is a decisive point too, especially if it comes to B&W. Means tho best case you get all these 10 stops on the paper which the 4.2D of an average consumer scanner is able for. AFAIK my friend works with a not too sophisticated ink system, could be therefore his achievable dynamic range is limited.
I should add tho that some stops more would not be reason enuff for me to buy an inkjet, there is a bunch of good reasons to stick with the traditional process anyway. I think we all know these reasons good enuff, not necessary to explain anything here.