1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2013 3:08 PM by DrStrik9

    how to print a color seperation with half tone using photoshop cs6 or cloud suite with a canon mp970

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      how to print a color seperation with half tone using photoshop cs6 or cloud suite with a canon mp970 printer with no postcript function

        • 1. Re: how to print a color seperation with half tone using photoshop cs6 or cloud suite with a canon mp970
          DrStrik9 Level 4

          Why do you want to do this?

           

          Typically, with offset presses, halftones are applied by the imagesetter at the plate-making stage, not in the originating computer. With digital printers, there is sometimes a traditional halftone, but more often, a stochastic pattern. The halftone or stochastic pattern is needed specifically by each individual press, but is not needed in the originating image file. However, once you convert your image to CMYK, you can, of course, print individual channels (C,M,Y,K) without the halftone pattern, but with the native print-pattern of your specific printer. When printing to the mp970, which is an inkjet printer, you will get best color results if you send it RGB, not CMYK.