ECRM is launching its DM screening at Graph Expo 2010. Available as an upgrade option for all ECRM RIP users, the new digitally modulated screening option gets its name from new patent-pending technology that enables it to digitally analyze each and every pixel it produces. The result with ECRM DM screening is reportedly more detail, smoother vignettes, and no moire.
The benefits of DM screening vs. conventional (AM) screening, according to ECRM, are: significantly more detail in images, utilizing a dot equivalent to 350-400 lpi in conventional screening; no more screen moiré or subject / content moiré; highlights down to 1% and shadows up to 99% on press result in increased shadow detail and contrast; and lower ink consumption due to higher optical gain.
The benefits of DM screening vs. stochastic (FM) screening, according to ECRM, are: easier calibration with built-in dot gain compensation technology; easier control on both plate and press; smooth flat tints, especially for black; and highlights down to 1% and shadows up to 99% result in increased shadow detail and contrast.
ECRM DM Screening can be integrated into all ECRM v8.3 RIPs (just announced) and higher.