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Chevalier produces photographic quality thanks to Screen's Spekta 2 software
High standard of results attracts blue chip customers to Dutch centre of excellence
Based in The Netherlands, Chevalier specialises in high quality work for the demanding automotive and fashion industries and is one of the first companies outside Japan to use the new version of Screen's Spekta 2 screening software. The company produces vibrant brochures for Jeep, Mazda and Mexx to name a few.
Chevalier CEO, Diederik Chevalier, is enthusiastic about the benefits that Screen's Spekta 2 HR screening brings to his business: "What makes Spekta 2 HR unique is its ability to reproduce exceptional detail in half-tone images while allowing you to print flawless tints and vignettes on the same page." Chevalier continues, "We compete with some of the best printers in Europe and Spekta 2 HR allows us to be a cut above the rest."
After seeing work produced using Spekta 2 HR screening, the senior production director of Jeep's advertising agency said: "You have effectively created photographs on your presses - the quality is outstanding!" Mazda Europe's ad agency is also extremely keen on the results that Spekta 2 HR can produce and now uses the standard achieved by Chevalier as its benchmark for European production.
Chevalier has long recognised the potential benefits of hybrid and stochastic screening as a way of differentiating its work but like other printers realised that it was not a solution for every situation. With the release of the latest version of Screen's Spekta 2 HR hybrid screening software, that has changed and as Sander Been, Chevalier's technical project manager explains, "the ease of reproduction on press and the consistency from job to job means we get all the benefits with none of the drawbacks normally associated with very high-resolution screening.'
Chevalier started printing in colour early in the twentieth century and the latest generation represented by Diederik and his cousins recognises, that a good history is only an advantage if the company keeps developing. With Spekta 2 HR Screening, Chevalier is able to offer a level of quality that ensures that they continue to attract quality projects from blue chip companies.
About Spekta 2 HR screening
Available exclusively for Screen's thermal platesetter range, Spekta 2 HR is a unique halftone screening technology. It is a hybrid development that combines the ease of use and consistency of conventional AM screening, with the quality of FM screening. As a result it enables the press operator to achieve with ease, quality and detail comparable to 650+ lpi prinitng using 200 lpi printing conditions. Features include: Simplified dot gain set-up, easy on-press printing conditions, excellent fine line, pattern or edge reproduction, avoids rosette moiré, avoids moiré on screen clashing, high shadow detail production, and avoids tone jump in vignettes.
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