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Dot Gradients in Flexi?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by BSL Graphix, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. BSL Graphix

    BSL Graphix Member

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    hello, new here, love this site, very informative. I'm new to the large format printing world and designing, so I have a stupid question. I've only ever really used flexi to do my designing and printing and was wondering if it is possible to do the "dot gradient" pattern that I see being used. Or is that only able to be done in corel or adobe? thanks!
     
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  2. genericname

    genericname Active Member

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    Do you mean a halftone? like Roy Lichtenstein or zoomed in newsprint?
     
  3. FrankW

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    You can create dot pattern gradient when outputting to the printer with using "Angled Screen"-Dithering (set up in . The size of the dots depends on the settings for dots per inch and so on.
     
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  4. BSL Graphix

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    yes i guess like halftone...it looks like dots that get smaller and further away from each other to give the look of a fade?
     
  5. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    Thats what I mean.
     
  6. RiXaX

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    where do you find angled screen dithering?
     
  7. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

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    In the color management tab of Production Manager or RIP & Print, you have a PopUp-Menu named "Dither" or "Dither Type". There you can select "Angled Screen". When clicking on the Button "Settings", you can set the resolution and other data manually.
     
  8. RiXaX

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    I found the Angled Screen setting you mentioned. How do I see the dot pattern on my screen before sending to the printer?
     
  9. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    you wont.
     
  10. BSL Graphix

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    ok thanks for the help!
     
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