Diamond Litho Analysis (DLA) was the industry's first comprehensive print test. Capable of measuring print quality up to 10 colors, DLA establishes a benchmark, or “footprint,” of the mechanical characteristics of a printing press. It also provides statistical definitions.
DLA measures eight crucial areas of print quality: mechanical integrity, fit, density, dot gain, print length, trap, print contrast and gray balance. Running the DLA test allows printers to know how well their press performs over time and simplifies troubleshooting.