Dot Gain


Dot gain refers to the instance where printed dots increase in size compared to the original digital file or film, affecting the overall appearance of the printed image.

This occurs due to the spreading of ink on the paper surface or absorption into the paper.

Dot gain can make images appear darker, as the increase in dot size reduces the amount of white space.

Understanding dot gain is important in maintaining colour accuracy and consistency in print.

Related terms

DPI (Dots Per Inch)
Stochastic Screening


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