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  1. #1

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    Default Ellipse Vs Round Halftone?

    Greetings all. My first post

    Question: why is it better to use elliptical halftones than round ones? Searched a lot but couldn't find answer.

    TY

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    it's mostly for higher res/smaller dot issues but the theory is that a dot could possibly be lost in the mesh whereas an ellipse would bisect two holes in the mesh.

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    thanks for the reply. i had an idea it was something like that.

    so elliptical dots won't print any better? I'm mainly thinking about finer dots being lost...

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    I know a lot of people that swear by the elliptical. I've used em but like the round better.

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    smoother transition through the midtones, when the dot changes to a hole. the elipipse doesn't stick as easy, less blurr, less banding.
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    thanks andy. i will go with ellipses then.

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