Mathematical Models of the Sinusoidal Screen Family

  • Tajana Koren
  • Vilko Žiljak
  • Maja Rudolf
  • Nikolina Stanić Loknar
  • Aleksandra Bernašek


In this paper we will define a family of sinusoidal screening elements and explore the possibilities of their application in graphic arts, securities printing and design solutions in photography and typography editing. For this purpose mathematical expressions of sinusoidal families were converted into a Postscript language. The introduction of a random variable results in a countless number of various mutations which cannot be repeated without knowing the programming code itself. The use of the family of screens in protection of securities is thus of great importance. Other possible application of modulated sinusoidal screens is related to the large format color printing. This paper will test the application of sinusoidal screens in vector graphics, pixel graphics and typography. The development of parameters in the sinusoidal screen element algorithms gives new forms defined within screening cells with strict requirements of coverage implementation. Individual solutions include stochastic algorithms, as well as the autonomy of screening forms in regard to multicolor printing channels.

Jan 13, 2017
How to Cite
KOREN, Tajana et al. Mathematical Models of the Sinusoidal Screen Family. Acta Graphica, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 1-2, p. 11-20, jan. 2017. ISSN 1848-3828. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 09 dec. 2022.
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