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    Sounds like you need a printer capable of higher resolution. You should be able to find a local printer dealer that can help. They may even be willing to print one of your files. At the least you should be able to get sample prints.

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    I thought resolution wasn't the key item but the ability to either vary dot size, ink amount or pattern. My question was basically asking is there a better pattern that I could try?

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    Hi,

    Sounds like you are doing as well as you can with your printer.

    If you have your ink limits, and linearization correct and you have a good profile. You are already using the max number of passes. You have tried a couple dithering metods.

    Are you able to see the difference of the two ditering methods? You might try a few more. I like the default dithering method in ErgoSoft RIP.

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    Near Continuous Tone on Large Format

    Hi!

    I am using an older printer. Colorspan - 6 color 600 dpi. I have noticed that I can get a pretty good photo image - but you can see the dots and you certainly get better image quality on a cheap desktop epson or HP. From your experience do the large format printers provide near continuous tone or do you still see the dots?

    I am tried 150-300 dpi images. I used FDRP Enhanced and Stochastic on Onyx for the pattern. I used 8 pass printing (highest on Colorspan). Printer is calibrated - no banding etc. When I look at some of the large prints at the theater etc it looks pretty solid - no dots - even when I look at it from a few inches. What are the various factors here. Should I use a different RIP with a better pattern? - Or is it a function of the 600 dpi 6 color printer.

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