Direct-to-garment (DTG) printers—including M&R’s M-Link and M-Link X—typically use dithering, which creates smoother color transitions than the halftone method used in 4-color process screen printing of full-color images. And for most DTG printing, dithering will remain the preferred setting.
However, M&R’s DigiTone™ halftone filter offers specific situational advantages. That’s especially true for screen printers who want to use their M-Link printers for prepress testing. With DigiTone on, prints will be extremely close to screen printed images, enabling the operator and customer to make alterations quickly and easily prior to striking off proofs on the screen printing press.
DigiTone also gives operators the option to digitally decorate garments with screen-printing effects like simulated processed prints.
With a few simple clicks, M-Links can print a traditional amplitude modulated halftone dot. The operator can then choose the dot size and the angle—including the 22.5-degree angle found in standard screen separations—at which these dots will appear.
M&R’s simulated halftone technology is available on all new M-Link and M-Link X models.
M&R is the world's largest manufacturer of screen printing equipment, with production facilities in Roselle, Illinois, USA, and in Wojnicz, Poland. With distributors and skilled technicians in over 40 countries on six continents, we're able to provide the finest service and support in the industry.
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