Apogee Balanced Screening(ABS)

Screening technology

ABS is a conventional halftone screening system that lifts up the quality of your prints. This includes 4096 shades of color to cover all screen frequencies up to 200 lpi, elimination of moiré patterns and maximum detail in highlights and shadows as well as smooth mid tones. Every Apogee workflow offers this ABS package.

Are you interested in halftone screens for flexography, conversion gravure and/or special offset printing applications? Enhance your software with the ABS Options Kit, also supported on non-ECO3 imagesetters and platesetters.


Impeccable quality

ABS gives more professional results through the intelligent combination of digital screening techniques. For all screen frequencies up to 200 lpi, the full range of 4096 shades of color can be reproduced,

Smooth vignettes

Precise halftoning makes sure transitions between tonal gradations is flawless and dot gain remains minimal.

More lifelike reproduction of skin tones

Images appear closer to reality, enhancing the overall visual experience and engagement of the readers.

No moiré

Avoid unwanted interference patterns that affect the quality and color accuracy of both images and flat tints.

  • Features

Smoothens tonal gradations and tints

ABS upgrades the results of your existing press, providing smoother transitions for more professional results.

Eliminates distortions

ABS provides balanced screening techniques, which create clear-centered rosettes. It also virtually eliminates moiré patterns.

Enhances hard-to-print colors

With ABS, even challenging colors like neutrals and skin tones are reproduced naturally, for more lifelike printing.

Dot simulation

Proofing systems use ABS screening to simulate halftone dots for fool-proof proofing.


ABS, included as standard in your Apogee workflow, is designed for offset printing of up to 200 lpi at a resolution of 2400 dpi. It is also supported on non-ECO3 imagesetters and platesetters.

ABS Options Kit

Looking for more features? You can enhance your software with the ABS Options Kit, which includes useful tools designed explicitly for flexography, conversion gravure and special offset printing applications.

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ECO3 offers a broad range of solutions for packaging and label printers - for both offset and flexo presses.