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Newspaper hybrid screen dispute gets technical

Thursday, 28 September 2006
By Print 21 Online Article

Hybrid AM screening as opposed to Stochastic (FM) type screens are matters of hot debate in the newspaper world. Following Agfa’s claim of producing magazine quality at newspaper speeds Agfa@Print21online, Kodak’s Value In Print Marketing Manager, wants to put another perspective.

He maintains that publishers and advertisers increasingly demand higher reproduction fidelity in newspapers. One of the areas where that can be achieved is in the screening technologies that are used to create the images on the printing plates.

Agfa makes use of Hybrid AM screening while Kodak uses Stochastic (FM). Unsurprisingly Pritchard believes the Kodak solution is best.

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