Following a dot from ether to paper (simplified) - In the reproduction of an image, we scan a continuous tone original photograph (whether transparent or reflective).The scan results in light striking a photosensitive device and in that device, altering an electrical signal. The varying electrical signal passes through a device called an ADC (analog-to-digital converter) whose function is to compare the varying signal to a mathematical table, and issue a number that digitally represents the tonality of the original image.
Goodbye, Halftones; Hello, Stochastic? - upfront news - printing technique and applications described - Brief Article
Printing Styles - Four Color, Stochastic, Direct to Plate - This page is a presentation of printing styles. Here to give you some sense of the discernible differences between standard commercial four color process, the stochastic four color process used on my print of The Woerley House, and the quality of the Mylar method original lithographic print where the image drawn on Mylar has been contacted directly to the printing plate without any intervening screen or computer processing.
Stochastic Used To Be An Idea Ahead Of Its Time - 10 Years Ago. Today, the process has been perfected through Creo brand Staccato screening. Staccato is the new standard for stochastic printing, and the only brand used by Dome.
Stochastic printing vs. Conventional Printing - Computer-To-Plate technology has allowed more printers to utilizing a different technique for printing halftones known as Frequency Modulation (FM) screening, or stochastic printing. However, conventional screening, or Amplitude Modulation (AM), is certainly not obsolete, especially when higher line screens of 175 to 200 are used in halftone and four color process printing.
Stochastic Printing Continued - Stochastic printing, also called frequency modulation (FM) screening, uses small (10, 20 or 25 Micron), same size dots in a random pattern and varies the density of the dot to create an image that is closer to continuous tone.
Stochastic Screening - Stochastic screening style or substance?
Stochastic Screening (PPL) ... Opacity and brightness of paper play a large role in print quality.
Stochastic Screening - often called FM (Frequency Modulated) screening, lets you output high-quality color images at lower resolutions by using a different approach to screening technology. Unlike amplitude modulated (AM) screening -- that varies the size of the dot to simulate different shades of color -- FM screening keeps the dot size the same and varies the number of dots used.
Stochastic Screening - Color Correction
Stochastic Screening - Stochastic Screens are a new type of halftone screens used to encode invisible digital watermarks in printed documents.
Wasatch Precision Stochastic Screens - A Revolution in Image Quality and Speed
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part II
Today we continue looking at business cards that stand out, and here’s hoping you get some inspiration and ideas! After all, you only get one first impression, so your business card should be something that showcases the best of your design abilities. On Wednesday we looked at the use of interesting shapes, 3D business cards, [...]
Business Cards: Ideas and Inspiration, Part I
As a graphic designer, your business card should do more than let people know how to contact you. If you’re interested in truly making a good first impression, the business card has got to stand out. Whether through color, design, die cutting, unique materials, 3D shapes, or actual samples of your work, a stand-out business [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part II
Today, we’re looking at the collaboration side of negotiation and collaboration in graphic design. Because your work is ultimately for the client, at times you as the designer must be willing to compromise to reach a mutually agreeable goal. Here are some tips to help you collaborate with clients. Ways to Collaborate Listen. On page 28 [...]
Collaborating and Negotiating: Part I
It’s there in the design brief: the problem your client wants you to solve. But whether your objective is to create an advertisement, exhibition or public announcement, sometimes you and the client aren’t quite on the same page about what exactly the best design solution is. OC Photographer asked a great question about the collaborating [...]
When Things Go Bad: 5 Tips for Firing Clients
Most graphic designers will be in a similar situation at some point: the client will not pay, the client is never satisfied with your work yet won’t collaborate to fix it, or you simply realize that you and the client are not meshing. Regardless of when and why you need to fire a client, everyone [...]
Tips for Working with Clients: Approaching the Relationship
Whether you’re looking for design classes, design degree programs, internships or first jobs, it’s important to choose an option that will help you learn clear communication, especially when it comes to designer/client relationships. Knowing how to work with clients should always be part of a successful graphic design education. The following tips can help you [...]
Working for Good: Pro Bono Design, Part II
If you’re interested in doing pro bono graphic design work, it’s important to educate yourself about smart ways to do it. Once you’ve got some guidelines, you can approach your pro bono work with creativity; unless your client specifically requests it, you don’t need to limit yourself to a brochure. Consider these ideas for pro [...]
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