The Five Monochrome inks consist of Photo Black, Matte Black, Dark Gray, Gray, and Light Gray. These select inks deliver enhanced, deep black density to raise your level of professional print quality when creating the dramatic expression of grayscale photography. The LUCIA five monochrome inks work together to reduce the effect of bronzing. As a result, your printed photos will have expanded dynamic range, especially in the darker or shadow areas of the image.
As part of the 12 Ink System, the five monochrome inks also allow you to reproduce smooth, delicate, and natural tonal gradations in grayscale and color imagery accordingly from highlights to shadows.
The use of gray inks when printing color images helps to stabilize the color inks and even expand the color range.