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Agfa Sublima – Innovative hybrid screening technology

Monday, 30 October 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

Agfa Sublima is a hybrid screening technology for newspaper or commercial printing. It combines stochastic screening (frequency modulation) techniques and conventional (amplitude modulation) screening to give photo-quality screening not normally achievable in an offset printing environment. Based on a minimum reproducable dot, it uses conventional Agfa Balanced Screening in the mid-tones and, for enhanced print detail, stochastic screening in the highlights and shadows. Tonal range is increased without any reduction in regular RIP and platemaking speeds.

Hybrid screening technology brings full continuous tone reproduction to high-speed newspaper printing. Agfa Sublima delivers a 1 to 99%dot reproduction, unlike conventional screening; it gives clearer, sharper images and enables smaller details to be seen. It allows colours to be printed, even in extreme highlights, and brings out contrast, even in deep shadows. Together with its leading-edge products, such as the Agfa Palladio, Galileo & Xcalibur Platesetters (Commercial printing) and the Agfa Polaris automated flatbed platesetter (Newspapers); Agfa continues to lead the way in high quality CtP.

The new sublima has Patented Technology, unique combination of AM & FM screening, IDR technology, Invisible Dot Image Quality, Real Tint colour reproduction, Stochastic Quality with commercial ease and no need to change print procedures

Further information on Agfa ‘s new Sublima technology contact Garry Muratore:

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