Re: solarplate stochastic screen - Clarification
If you do order it from Copygraphics, please clarify whether or not it
was rendered using "Ice Fields". Duane said they quickly found a file
in my folder on their computers from 2 years ago -- among many -- and
that it printed fine in a recent test swatch, without the striations --
but that's not the file from the version of the screen I wound up using!
When I spoke with him yesterday he said he would look further into it.
Again, there were 2 different methods Peter used to create the screen,
and I didn't prefer the one using Ice Fields for some reason. If you
can get a quality version of the 1800 dpi screen that didn't use Ice
Fields, that's what I recommend going with.
Just a point of clarification so there's no misunderstandings.
John Lybrook gets his screens from Copygraphics, in Sante Fe. I just
ordered mine. A 16 x 20 is $34 + shipping.
To order it, email Michael larson at: email@example.com
On 2/22/07, SusanV <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
You want a POSITIVE stochastic screen. 1800 DPI at 80% density.
whatever is the largest size you think you may print.
On 2/22/07, Robert Newcomb <email@example.com> wrote:
> What does one ask for in the way of specifications, % density,
> resolution etc?
> Robert Newcomb
> On Feb 22, 2007, at 8:45 AM, SusanV wrote:
> > Dear gravure folks... I got an email last night from
> > they believe they have the problem with the stochastic screens
> > out. Yay!
> > I have tried to find someone around here to make me one (a
> > screen), and came up empty. it seems that even long established
> > printing shops have gone digital. One place told me he gave his
> > imagesetter away a few months ago! (and those things are lot of
> > ) Another problem is that they aren't used to making stochastic
> > screens... that's a random dot pattern rendered by special software
> > that not all places even have available.
> > so... I highly advise getting a screen now from copygraphics and
> > taking good care of it.
> > susan
> > gravure blog http://susanvossgravures.blogspot.com
> > www.dalyvoss.com
Susan Daly Voss