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Tone Reproduction

Silver-gelatin photographs are capable of rendering image tones from the brightest whites to the deepest blacks, but the image quality of every book is limited by the paper and inks used during its printing process. Selecting bright-white papers for offset printing is not a problem, but unfortunately, even the darkest printing inks cannot compete with the maximum blacks of a real silver-gelatin photograph.

Consequently, the resulting book images are always inferior to their photographic counterparts. This is not a huge problem with regular publications, but it is of great concern ...

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