Since the invention of printing, halftoning has been used to simulate continuous-tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size or in spacing, thus generating a gradient-like effect. The first halftone printed image dates back to 1869. Although being an essential part of printing, halftoning has been a challenge for AlpVision Cryptoglyph as it interferes with digital image processing algorithms. After years of work our R&D team has been able to tackle the problem through an amazing engineering process that led to an effective image processing algorithm that eliminates halftoning induced artifacts. This breakthrough opens up entire new fields for using AlpVision Cryptoglyph, such as luxury packaging and decorative cards. A big kudos to our engineering team. We love to see that good old engineering is sometimes more effective than AI.
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