The Hybrid Engraving System is the best of both worlds — traditional engraving for CT and high resolution engraving for linework — in a single operation on your OHIO engraver.
Although for many images, the Hybrid Normal setting can be used for the entire image, CT artwork and LW artwork may require different Hybrid settings. Positive and negative areas probably need different Hybrid settings. A barcode is an example of an area that may benefit from different Hybrid settings.
In Collage, simply draw a rectangle or irregular shape around the area that needs to be treated differently.
Set the values to be used on this area for Gamma or Sharpness or Hybrid settings.
Watch a video of using Hybrid and Selective Area
When the Collage job is created from a one-up image that is stepped and repeated, the Selective Area definitions are automatically stepped-and-repeated with the image.
With the new Full Up Workflow Tools, the process is nearly identical. Select the area (such as the barcode) on one image in the full up, and set the Hybrid, Gamma, or Sharpness values to be used . Next, enter the step and repeat numbers and distances.
Collage will automatically copy those settings to all images in the Full Up image.
Questions? Contact us and we'll be glad to help.
OHIO Gravure Technologies in Dayton, Ohio USA designs and manufactures advanced equipment for the global gravure printing market. The Engineering, Software Development, and Manufacturing groups work to provide innovative solutions to improve quality and productivity, such as the award-winning Hybrid Engraving System. Our engineering specialty since 1980 is our sub-micron accurate cutting system (Vision engrave head). We provide installation and support for our electromechanical engravers and the prepress layout software Collage for gravure printing.
Ohio Gravure Technologies Inc
1241 Byers Road
Miamisburg Ohio USA 45342
phone +1 937.428.1700
fax +1 937.439.1592