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Stochastic Screens

Posted on Thu, 2 Dec 2004 at 14:39



Howdy folks,
We're experimenting with stochastic screens instead of conventional line screens in order to more closely match the colors of proofs given to us by our customers. The odd thing we're noticing about stochastic screens is that the dots appear to align on top each other EXACTLY. Now, as a screen printer, this flies into the face of logic. Does anyone here have any experience printing stochastic screens? Would you kindly impart some advice and tips for us?

Greatly appreciated,
Gabe

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Anonymous says: Hi Gabe, I've run Stochastic (FM) for sometime. FM films and printing is a very different animal. I would recomend useing the Sitex FM, the logrithims keep the halftones and patterns extreemly random. What ...

Hi Gabe,
I've run Stochastic (FM) for sometime. FM films and printing is a very different animal.
I would recomend useing the Sitex FM, the logrithims keep the halftones and patterns extreemly random.
What in perticular would you like to know?

Thanks,
Ken Ferguson

posted on: Thu, 12/23/2004 - 7:50pm
Anonymous says: If you are not using process colors, then as in standard seperations, it will give all colors a black definition when seperating. It apply's the black color seperation definition to all colors, ergo - ...

If you are not using process colors, then as in standard seperations, it will give all colors a black definition when seperating. It apply's the black color seperation definition to all colors, ergo - 1 on top of another when seperated as it only thinks it is doing black definitions. Try substituting Magenta instead of red, cyan instead of blue etc.

After all, it does not matter what the color is on screen (monitor), it is the color you put in your screen that determines final color.

Larry.

posted on: Mon, 02/07/2005 - 8:03pm

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