Quality in Production Digital Color

General commercial printers have long complained about the glossy output from production color digital printers on matte or uncoated papers. Although quality levels have improved dramatically since some of the earliest digital copiers and printers of the 1990s, it continues to be a challenge for some digital print devices to meet the high quality standard set by offset print. The thin transparent layers of offset inks provide a unique advantage that lets the matte or gloss finish of the paper shine through so that the entire sheet has a uniform appearance. Even so, the quality differential between four-color digital and offset has narrowed and, in many cases, it is very difficult to tell the difference between the two.

In this sponsored white paper, InfoTrends will examine how Canon has taken the key aspect of output gloss levels to give users the ability to adjust these to optimize the results for a specific media. This aspect of “gloss optimization” is important because it provides offset-like output and makes it possible to use digital and offset output interchangeably for a range of job types.

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