10,000 dpi for commercial printing, 5,000 dpi for newspaper printing

KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology is Kodak's award-winning thermal imaging technology, available only in KODAK Platesetters. SQUARESPOT Technology allows printers to reach a higher level of stability, accuracy, and reliability in their printing operation.

SQUARESPOT Technology minimizes the impact of fluctuations during the developer life-cycle and keeps dot area within manufacturing tolerances of +/-2%.

 
 

Accurate and stable imaging

Stability leads to consistency in prepress, which in turn leads to efficiency and cost savings. SQUARESPOT Technology adds stability by producing precise and robust halftone dots that are less susceptible to variations in plate, processor, and environmental conditions than other thermal or violet imaging technologies.

 
Conventional Gaussian laser energy profile

Conventional Gaussian laser energy profile

GLV laser energy profile

GLV laser energy profile

SQUARESPOT Technology laser energy profile

SQUARESPOT Technology laser energy profile

Dots created with SQUARESPOT Technology have harder edges, making them more resistant to wear on press than Gaussian or GLV dots. Stable, durable dots improve color consistency on press and increase the useful run length of plates on press.

SQUARESPOT Technology dot

SQUARESPOT Technology dot

Photomicrograph of the edge of a single halftone dot from a KODAK SQUARESPOT Thermal Imaging Head. Note the uniform, steep edge definition, providing consistent tonal reproduction on plate, despite typical variation.

Conventional Gaussian dot

Conventional Gaussian dot

Photomicrograph of the edge of a single halftone dot from conventional thermal imaging. Note the irregular edge definition which results from variations in the imaging threshold, causing unpredictable tonal reproduction.

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