Quick experiment with half toning. My large format printer was having great problems with the inexpensive paper I bought recently, producing splotchy ink patches with no definition. I forgot about half tones which is the solution here. Half tone screening is what the printer does (and some still do) before putting photographs into magazines or newspapers. The half tone screen process renders an image into a constellation of dots, discreet points of ink rather than a broad, unbroken wash across the paper. And it's a neat effect in the arts, with dots and dots and dots of color depending on how you size them. It certainly worked for this paper, I can do drafts with this process, then remove the half-tone screen before final printing on the good paper.

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