Looking Beyond Dots per Inch: What Really Impacts Image Quality?

Advances in Imaging Help Improve Output Quality

Quality advancements in digital printing have continued to blur the line between offset and digital. However, there’s more that goes into ‘outstanding quality’ than what meets the eye. Many think that a device’s spatial resolution (in dots per inch) is what dictates output quality, but that’s actually just one of the many factors that play a role. Equally as important are substrates, the digital front end, and how data is handled from start to finish.
In an exclusive #AskTheExperts Google+ Hangout, we looked at the important role of two different types of print resolution in the accurate and natural reproduction of blends, flesh tones, and other subtle gradated content.
During this Hangout, we were joined by Betsy Allen of Cortland Press and Tim Sheppard of Alphaset Digital, two early test users of the Xerox Versant 80 Press – a press that offers Ultra HD resolution which promises smoother, crisper resolution of objects and improved graphic fills and sweeps. They’ll share their experiences testing this new technology.
Jim Hamilton, Group Director of InfoTrends, helped lead the conversation and reflected on a recently completed survey spanning more than 600 print service providers across print-for-pay and in-plant environments in North America. Mr. Hamilton also discussed findings from an exclusive InfoTrends whitepaper on Ultra-HD Resolution, and looked at the top trends around growth, investment, and overall strategic focus in this evolving market.

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