Apogee Balanced Screening (ABS)
ABS is a conventional halftone screening system that lifts up the quality of your prints. This includes 4096 shades of color to cover all screen frequencies up to 200 lpi, elimination of moiré patterns and maximum detail in highlights and shadows as well as smooth mid tones. Every Apogee workflow offers this ABS package.
Are you interested in halftone screens for flexography, conversion gravure and/or special offset printing applications? Enhance your software with the ABS Options Kit, also supported on non-ECO3 imagesetters and platesetters.
ABS gives more professional results through the intelligent combination of digital screening techniques. For all screen frequencies up to 200 lpi, the full range of 4096 shades of color can be reproduced,
Precise halftoning makes sure transitions between tonal gradations is flawless and dot gain remains minimal.
More lifelike reproduction of skin tones
Images appear closer to reality, enhancing the overall visual experience and engagement of the readers.
Avoid unwanted interference patterns that affect the quality and color accuracy of both images and flat tints.
Smoothens tonal gradations and tints
ABS upgrades the results of your existing press, providing smoother transitions for more professional results.
ABS provides balanced screening techniques, which create clear-centered rosettes. It also virtually eliminates moiré patterns.
Enhances hard-to-print colors
With ABS, even challenging colors like neutrals and skin tones are reproduced naturally, for more lifelike printing.
Proofing systems use ABS screening to simulate halftone dots for fool-proof proofing.
ABS, included as standard in your Apogee workflow, is designed for offset printing of up to 200 lpi at a resolution of 2400 dpi. It is also supported on non-ECO3 imagesetters and platesetters.
ABS Options Kit
Looking for more features? You can enhance your software with the ABS Options Kit, which includes useful tools designed explicitly for flexography, conversion gravure and special offset printing applications.
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