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What mesh count should I use for halftones?

If you are printing halftones, you got to do some math to discover the right mesh count for the job.

To select a mesh, take your LPI and multiply by 4 or 5. For example, say your design has 45 LPI halftones 45x4=180. 45x5=225. The result is the mesh count you should use. How do you choose between the 180 or 225? It depends on your setup and habits.The better your exposure unit, the better your detail resolution will be on lower mesh like the 180. If you are still new, you’d want to use a 230 mesh.

On the other side of the coin, you can figure out the LPI based on the mesh you want to use. Divide the mesh count by 4 or 5 to get your maximum LPI you can expose.

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