I'm working on a book that I hope to publish fall 2018. The book will contain poetic black and white images. I shoot mostly 35mm, some medium format, some large format. Question regarding workflow..... Option a: make darkroom prints, typically at size 24x30 cm (single page or smaller images) or 30x40 (double page images) on Ilford MG WT FB glossy (my favorite paper); then scan these prints to get the digital files the lithograph and printer will require, or Option b: skip the darkroom prints; scan the negatives, apply digital image manipulation where needed. Lithographs recommend me option b. I did both and see no significant difference in the dummies I printed so far. But I'm not an expert on scanning and digital printing (on a steep learning curve though) and I printed these dummies on my home printer so the print quality is limited. Does anyone have experience in using these different workflows? If so, what are the pro's and con's for each?