I have recently found myself in a situation where I've been confused about my printing style, and came up with a question I couldn't answer myself.
In a b&w print, how important is black? Not maximum black, but a strong black. I have previously been of the opinion that a strong black was a choice, and I've seen some work completely lacking that, and the print was still beautiful.
A while back I made prints that I thought were all about mid-tones. So I heavily emphasized on mid-tones to get them just right. Then the black is what it is when I'm done.
I would appreciate your thoughts on the matter.