The Age-Old Printer Battle: Color vs. Black and White - Graphics Quality: Graphics
The day will surely come when there's no choice in printers: There will be color and color. But today, it's worth taking a fresh look at the pros and cons of color and monochrome printers. The results may surprise you.
By M. David Stone
Graphics Quality: Graphics Advantage: Color All other things are rarely equal. Even ignoring the color itself--and even when printing B&W images--color printers tend to do a better job on graphics. They are much less likely to show flaws such as dithering and are much more likely to keep subtle shading that tends to disappear with monochrome printers.