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Started by johnny_jay, June 09, 2023, 12:57:38 PM

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johnny_jay

Anyone using this? We are testing it. Does not seem to be worth the cost.

Thanks,

John
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David

sorry, been away from Kodak for a while, what the hell is a "spiral dot"? When did this come out?

what is the supposed benefits of using this dot shape?


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johnny_jay

Its actually Agfa or eco3 whoever they are now.

It is literally a spiral shaped dot, supposed to save ink and get you on the counter sooner.

In an initial test, we found the dot gains go wonky because of the shape of the thing, went much higher.

https://www.agfa.com/printing/products/spiral-screening-for-commercial-printers/

Adding it to a prinergy workflow feels like a mess, we are just looking at it but it feels painful. We tried staccato form kodak, that is a year of my life i wish to forget. I believe we fingerprinted every three weeks.
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DigiCorn

why go new when old just works?

[edit] at least that's what i tell my wife, anyways
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Slappy

Wonder if it will stick as well as stochastic did...
A little diddie 'bout black 'n cyan...two reflective colors doin' the best they can.

David

concentric screening....


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johnny_jay

Quote from: Slappy on June 10, 2023, 02:17:14 PMWonder if it will stick as well as stochastic did...
We tried that one as well, lol
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born2print

We did a stochastic job a week or two ago, rarity now. I also thought Hexachrome was going to be the new sliced bread. I think part of the problem is that content creation is in different hands nowadays. Clients do not know color, or don't care, or they created it so they think it's great.
Gonna kick it root down