output resolution

Definition: Measure of finest detail which can be printed or displayed by an output device. * This is determined by numerous factors. For printers variables include: half-toning algorithms for creation of half-tone cells, mechanical accuracy of paper driver, dot gain of substrate, quality of substrate, resolution of files being output, etc. * For display devices variables include: beam convergence, resolution of input data, viewing distance, etc.

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