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print black background on photo

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I'd like to print a black background with my photos instead of printing on black paper. Is that a good idea and is it possible?

Thanks, Roberta
 

happycranker

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Just use a black boarder around the picture and you can make the size anything you want. Then trim the paper accordingly.
 
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Is lots of black ink cheaper than extra cost of black (vs white) paper?
Don't forget that color won't give the same result with a black paper. You will have to calibrate the printer/paper/ink to be able to simulate the result (soft proof) and ajust the develop setting to avoid desappointement when viewing the printout.
 
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An ordinary photo printer cannot print on black paper. To print on black paper you need white ink. Not only to print the white areas, but also to print brightly coloured areas, because an ordinary printer will use less ink on those areas and combine ink with the unprinted (normally white) background. I don't think there is any home printer that can do this. Maybe some commercial printers offer it.
 
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