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Discussion in 'Newbie Forum' started by graphix, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. graphix

    graphix Member

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    ok new to this, i seen or see alot of banners ect, that the design has kinda large colored dots up close but from distant looks good , how do they do this or is this a resolution thing, looks like it would save a little on ink
    i have a sp540 just vurious if i need to be looking at trying or printing my banners like this...
    thanks
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    It is all in the design. Eco So link is so cheap why worry about it?
    You might be looking at something screen printed, not trying to save ink, just easier to print with larger HALFTONES ( those "dots" you are talking about) Look good from a distance, that is what they are meant for.
     
  3. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Merchant Member

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    Your looking at a screen printed piece it was it sounds like.
     
  4. kazoosigns

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    Either screen printed, or UV printing. We farm out some of our bigger jobs to a company that uses UV printers, and their prints come back looking like a whole lot of stippling.

    We do screen printed here too, and if you're looking at the bigger dots, that's a halftone, like Mosh was saying. One of our competitors has an automated 4-color screen print outfit, and it has halftones on everything, just to get the colors to look correct.
     
  5. Merritt Big Color

    Merritt Big Color Merchant Member

    Its dot gain from the printer..

    Old school grand format printers that print at a lower resolution are the cause.

    First and Second generation Nurs and Vuteks printed that way many of these machines are still printing the same garbage right now...
     
  6. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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  7. Merritt Big Color

    Merritt Big Color Merchant Member

    We print UV on two Jeti 3150s and roll to roll on a 3200r. Never get dot pattern as indicated above.

    However on an older grand format machine that prints 100dpi the dot gain is very apparent almost "grainy looking"
     
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