“We loved it from the very first sheet,” “We now avoid subject moiré in fabric while maintaining a smoothness in flat tints.” Sublima has many satisfied users, and that’s no coincidence.
Its cross-modulated (XM) screening technology, a combination of AM and FM technologies, is designed to improve print quality dramatically. Sublima lets your press easily hold a 1-99% dot at higher frequencies, so it captures the finest details and the most vibrant colors. It enables you to use screen rulings of up to 340 lpi for commercial or packaging printing and 180 lpi for newspaper printing, without additional effort on press. And it produces lifelike colors without moiré patterns. In short, it offers flawless print quality.
Sublima can be used with all CtP systems from ECO3.
Photo-realistic printing quality
- Photo-realistic printing quality
- High detail, regardless of the size
- No more expensive reprints, thanks to the elimination of imperfections
Suitable for commercial, newspaper and packaging printing
Sublima is supported in all of ECO3's workflow solutions: Apogee, Arkitex and Amfortis.
No additional investment is needed
Sublima can be implemented cost-effectively - no extra investment in CtP, processors or presses is needed.
Unmatched print quality
Sublima raises print quality significantly, allowing your sales staff to solicit a higher level of clientele. It Sublima lets your press easily hold a 1 to 99% dot at higher frequencies, allowing it to capture the finest details, and produce the most vibrant of colors.
High-detail, regardless of size
Sublima allows you to enlarge or reduce images with no effect on quality or the ability to sustain details.
More media options
Sublima widens the variety of substrates that you can use at high line rulings. It allows you to print at the same quality level on Coated Recycled Board (CRB) and Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS).
Removal of imperfections
Sublima works with higher line frequencies, hence eliminating the visual effect of the typical dot structure in printed matter. Sublima prints look photo-realistic and will win over every printer and print buyer. It also eliminates moiré patterns, which saves you the risk of costly reprints.
Beter spot color reproduction
Because it enables the use of higher screen rulings, you can more accurately reproduce a wider range of colors in CMYK, without having to use spot colors and constantly switch inks.
Prepress workflow & automation software
Innovate, interact, and optimize. That’s the Apogee workflow software philosophy with which you stay ahead of the competition. Because quality and efficiency can never be rated too high in the printing business.More info
Workflow software for packaging & label printing
Amfortis is a dedicated all-in-one PDF workflow solution for packaging converters and printers, covering all prepress production tasks from preflighting, stepping and repeating and proofing to rendering.More info
How it works
Sublima uses a patented technology known as XM (Cross Modulation) to achieve line-screen rulings of up to the double (typically) from what you are used today. It combines the benefits of AM (Amplitude Modulated) screening, which are smooth gradations and highly controllable midtones, with the benefits of FM (Frequency Modulated) screening: fine detail rendering in shadows and highlights and continuous-tone-like reproduction. It aligns FM dots along AM paths and replaces AM dots at the precise point where the AM dots can no longer be held on a specific press.
The result is a smooth transition from one mode to the other with no visible crossover. Sublima also takes press characteristics into account so that it will never produce a dot the press cannot hold. As a result, every detail gets printed. Process tints, fine lines, even delicate typefaces print like solids using a four-color process. Flesh tones are perfectly smooth and color-accurate.
Because Sublima can hold the tiniest microdot on press, enlarging or reducing images have no effect on quality or the ability to sustain details. This also widens the variety of papers that you can use at high linerulings, from high-gloss coated stocks to translucent vellums and newsprint.