HI DEFINITION PRINTING
Hi Definition is also known as Stochastic Printing which achieves a cleaner, sharper result.
At ND4C we are delighted to announce that we now provide Hi Definition Stochastic printing on all color jobs, Stochastic Printing is equivalent to 500lpi.
HD Printing improves the look of photographs
Photos look crisper and cleaner and in most cases HD Printing improves the look of photographs.
Standard Printing Magnified
Hi Definition Printing Magnified
HD Printing widens the color gamut
Stochastic printing expands the color gamut when compared to conventional printing. Having a wider color gamut means printing appears brighter, giving you more color choices.
Stochastic Printing - Briefly how it works
Stochastic printing uses FM (Frequency Modulated) screening as oposed to conventional printingwhich uses 'Angled Screen' profiles.
Conventional printing uses screens with a profile to offset each color dot using specific angles. Conventional angle profiles also use a larger 'dot' size, which will create a moire effect (rosette) due the angle offset for each color dot. FM screening uses a more scattered approach within the profile, and also prints a much finer dot. The finer FM scattered dots prevent the moire pattern from forming, providing more of a continuous tone, much like a photograph. Example of a magnified screen shown below.
Conventional Screens will create a typical moire
FM Screens prevent the moire