M&R has announced the introduction of the DigiTone halftone filter to its line of direct-to-garment printers.
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.
|A comparison showing a print using the DigiTone feature alongside the original dithered print. Both prints were made using the same art file|
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