Conventional Gaussian laser energy profile
GLV 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
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
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.