Advanced screening technology for consistent, high-impact print
STACCATO Software is advanced, second-order FM screening technology. STACCATO Screening produces high-fidelity, continuous tone images that exhibit fine detail and an extended color gamut, creating a photographic experience free of visible printing artifacts, such as subject moiré and rosettes.
Combined with the precision of our unique thermal imaging
technology, STACCATO screening delivers unrivaled consistency and
quality in proofing and presswork. SQUARESPOT Imaging uses
a laser beam to expose tiny spots to a printing plate, proofing
material, or an emulsion on the press cylinder. What sets Kodak's technology apart is not just the size of the spot but
the accuracy of its edges and how consistently it is imaged on the
target material. The edge of each spot—the transition from image to
non-image area—measures only 1 µm, or about 1/50th of the width of a
human hair. The edge of the spot itself can be placed on the target with
accuracy of .01 µm, or about 1/1000th of the width of a human hair...at
a rate of up to up to 100 million spots per second.