The Age-Old Printer Battle: Color vs. Black and White - Printing Photos: Monochrome Images
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
Printing Photos: Monochrome Images Advantage: Color When it comes to printing B&W photos, nearly all color printers do a better job than monochrome printers. In many cases, color printers create shades of gray as a composite of cyan, yellow and magenta dots, a technique that allows much more subtle gradations--and thus better-looking photos--than a monochrome printer can deliver.