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Heidelberg: Satin Screening available for Prinect Printready System

Press release from the issuing company

August 27, 2003 -- Heidelberg offers now a frequency modulated (FM) screening technology known as Satin Screening for Delta Technology, MetaDimension and Prinect Printready System. This technology is thus also available for Heidelberg’s new PDF- and JDF-based RIP and Workflow solutions. "Satin Screening reinforces our extensive portfolio of screening processes with a new generation of optimized FM screening technology. This will enable our customers to satisfy the growing demand for high-quality print products and to profit from the benefits of FM screening in print production", stated Dr. Klaus Spiegel, Heidelberg Director responsible for the Sheetfed Solution Center. Satin Screening delivers print reproductions of photos and graphics in absolute high-end quality. The key features include reproduction of fine details, high smoothness particularly in the mid-tones, smooth vignettes and high process and color stability. Satin Screening prevents the usual problems that can occur with conventional screening technologies, for example moiré, restrictions caused by the screen angles, and problems with vignettes. In view of the latest technical advances made with computer-to-plate systems, which enable higher imaging quality and greater consistency in terms of process control, Heidelberg anticipates that demand for optimized frequency modulated screening can only increase. The new screening method will be launched on the market in 3Q 2003. The established screening methods I.S (Irrational Screening), HQS (High Quality Screening), MegaDot and Diamond Screening will remain in the Heidelberg portfolio.