Improved Print Quality
Genuine Canon dye black ink reproduces sharp and dynamic colors in photo prints.
Black ink is a determining factor in the density and contrast of the image as a whole. Neutral black, which does not take on any color, can reproduce sharp and dynamic colors in photo prints (although creating a perfectly colorless, neutral black with inks is extremely difficult). Canon, however, has succeeded in bringing the tone of its genuine Canon dye black ink closer to neutral, and thus improved its visual blackness by combining a variety of dyes.
Photo black is more neutral. The black is deeper and the vivid colors in the photograph stand out.
Black ink is a determining factor in the density and contrast of the image as a whole. Depending on the coloration properties of the black ink, an image can either provide a dynamic three-dimensional feel, or end up giving a flat impression. The dye’s color tone is extremely important to image quality. Creating a perfect, colorless black with inks is extremely difficult; however, it is important to note that black sharpens the photo and brings out its beauty when it does not take on any color.
Making Photo Black Ink More Neutral
Canon has been working on neutralizing the photo black ink and succeeded in bringing the tone closer to neutral, thus improving its visual blackness by combining a variety of dyes.
Fig 1. Displays the black ink tone comparison between conventional inks and the 2008 new genuine Canon dye inks. Test samples with solid black were created. The colors were measured and plotted on a coordinate system with a* and b* as axes. The point closest to the coordinate axes 0 produces more neutral black.