The highest quality of print begins with the right screening solution: Sublima, the perfect cocktail of two proven screening technologies.
Apogee Sublima

“We loved it from the very first sheet”, “We now avoid subject moiré in fabric, while maintaining a smoothness in flat tints”. Sublima has many satisfied users, and that’s no coincidence.

Its cross-modulated (XM) screening technology, a combination of AM and FM technologies,  is designed to dramatically improve print quality. Sublima lets your press easily hold a 1-99% dot at higher frequencies, so it captures the finest details and the most vibrant colors. It enables you to use screen rulings of up to 340 lpi, without additional effort on press. And it produces lifelike colors, without moiré patterns. In short: it offers flawless print quality.

Sublima is available with all CtP systems from Agfa.


  • Photo-realistic printing quality
  • No more expensive reprints thanks to the professional elimination of imperfections
  • Cost-effective implementation, as no extra investment is needed
  • High detail, regardless of the size


Unmatched print quality

Sublima raises print quality significantly, allowing your sales staff to solicit a higher level of clientele. It Sublima lets your press easily hold a 1 to 99% dot at higher frequencies, allowing it to capture the finest details, and produce the most vibrant of colors.

High-detail, regardless of size

Sublima allows you to enlarge or reduce images with no effect on quality or the ability to sustain details.

More media options

Sublima widens the variety of substrates that you can use at high line rulings. It allows you to print at the same quality level on Coated Recycled Board (CRB) and Solid Bleached Sulfate (SBS).

Removal of imperfections

Sublima works with higher line frequencies, hence eliminating the visual effect of the typical dot structure in printed matter. Sublima prints look photo-realistic and will win over every printer and print buyer. It also eliminates moiré patterns, which saves you the risk of costly reprints.

How it works

Sublima uses a patented technology known as XM (Cross Modulation) to achieve line-screen rulings of up to the double (typically) from what you are used today. It combines the benefits of AM (Amplitude Modulated) screening, which are smooth gradations and highly controllable midtones, with the benefits of FM (Frequency Modulated) screening: fine detail rendering in shadows and highlights and continuous-tone-like reproduction. It aligns FM dots along AM paths and replaces AM dots at the precise point where the AM dot can no longer be held on a specific press.

Difference AM & Sublima screening

The result is a smooth transition from one mode to the other with no visible crossover. Sublima also takes press characteristics into account so that it will never produce a dot the press cannot hold. As a result, every detail gets printed. Process tints, fine lines, even delicate typefaces print like solids using four-color process. Flesh tones are perfectly smooth and color accurate.

Because Sublima can hold the tiniest microdot on press, enlarging or reducing images have no effect on quality or the ability to sustain details. This also widens the variety of papers that you can use at high line rulings: from high-gloss coated stocks to translucent vellums and newsprint.


Agfa is committed to sustainable innovation focused on ecology, economy, and extra convenience – or ECO³. We develop integrated solutions – consisting of hardware, consumables, software and services – that streamline your prepress and printing operations and make them cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to operate and maintain. All while guaranteeing superior and consistent print quality.

The result? More value for your entire business!

Create more value for your entire printing business