A question of the resolution

If you like images that do not display any disruptive screen rosettes, then newsprint how we implement it is made for you! Because we print in the 150 lpi format. What does that mean? For instance, the screen points with a 150 lpi format are half as small as with a 100 lpi screen and can thus almost no longer discerned by the human eye as individual dots, and are therefore no longer noticeable.

As a fundamental rule; the finer the screen is, the richer the detail in which colour value graduations can be rendered, without the viewer perceiving hard levels in colour values.

We print your newspaper in the 150 lpi format

The screen width, also called screen frequency, is a unit of measurement for the dissolution of print screens. It indicates how many print dots occur per unit of length. The unit of measurement is often also indicated as lines per centimetre (L/cm) or lines per inch (lpi), whereby lines per cm is the same as dots per cm.

For printing technology reasons, the fineness in the dot structure is limited. The possible screen fineness fundamentally depends on the surface quality of the selected print paper. For this reason, the following usual screen frequencies occur:

  • Newsprint: 30 – 60 dots/cm
  • Offset print: 54 – 80 dots/cm
  • Extremely high-quality print products: up to 200 dots/cm

The benefits of 150 lpi in newsprint

more details in the light area

more structure in dark areas

more beautiful gradients

more bite and sharper details

fuller colours and contrasts

more depth

more luminous colours

more human