Drop Interleaving

Also called Drop Interlacing or Interleave Printing. These are terms used for print patterning techniques that mitigate the problem of blocked nozzles, or reduce visual banding on low resolutions or low numbers of head passes. Typically the swathe of ink drops are controlled to create a scalloped (way) line at top and bottom edges. The scallop positions are varied for subsequent passes, breaking up the edges to reduce the visual impact.