Fujifilm Screening

Finely detailed images with rich vibrant colors.

Fujifilm Co-Res and Taffeta FM screening technologies produce finely detailed images with rich vibrant colors, realistic flesh tones and smooth flat tints all without moir or visible screening patterns. Together, these Fujifilm screening technologies provide users with the greatest options and ability to deliver superior printed results. Co-Res screening delivers an outstanding balance between printing ease and higher resolution plus higher productivity. Taffeta FM screening goes further than ordinary FM screening technologies by reducing unevenness and graininess, plus improved printability for the most demanding printing applications.

Higher quality and easier to print. Fujifilm brings two new screening products to the printing industry, the revolutionary Fujifilm Co-Res screening and next generation Fujifilm Taffeta FM screening.

Co-Res Multi-Template Technology

Fujifilm’s breakthrough Co-Res Screening uses Multi-Template Technology that renders obsolete the industry standard formula: (dpi/lpi)2 = gray levels. Before Co-Res, 2400 dpi @175 lpi was necessary to achieve an acceptable 256 levels of gray – a common spec for much of today’s commercial printing. Fujifilm engineers have designed Multi-Template Technology to produce the same perceived 256 gray levels with only 1219 dpi output resolution. This results in the same 175 lpi print quality – actually better – that you achieve with conventional AM screening, but less data to process and faster imaging time means more output in less time – up to 43 full-sized plates per hour with Saber Violet! In addition, Co-Res is seamless to press operation, requiring no significant changes to pressroom procedures already in place. When you do the math, it all adds up to a strong competitive advantage that’s easy to implement and can provide immediate benefits.

Taffeta Screening

To address specific market needs the FujiFilm engineers applied the computer modeling technology enginneered for Co-Res towards the development of stochastic or frequency modulated screening. All previous frequency modulated screening suffer in two distinct areas: the overall grainieness of the screening and decreased printability . The engineers applied a twostep approach:
Step 1: Graininess optimization algorithm by simulating visual perception characteristics
Step 2: Dot pattern optimization algorithm to balance graininess & printability

The result is FM quality definition without the graininess!

Fujifilm Screening

Co-Res Quality Mode

  • 300 lpi printing is achieved with the same effort and process control as traditional 175 lpi printing
  • Significant enhancement of image quality with 300 lpi screening @ 2400 dpi
  • Much less prominent rosette pattern
  • Superior image fullness due to improved density range
  • Ability to run higher ink density settings
  • Superior highlight tone reproduction
  • Smoother fleshtones, tints and gradations

Taffeta

  • Optimized second order FM screening
  • No rosette pattern or screen angle
  • Superior image fullness due to improved density range
  • Smoother fleshtones, tints and gradations thanks to Fujifilm Image Intellegence™
  • Dramatic reduction of image grain versus competitive FM solutions
  • Superior highlight tone reproduction
  • Ability to run higher ink density settings