Lack of parallelism will change the shape of an alignment pattern like compound interest changes principal. Principal does not increase noticeably for the first few interest periods, but
as the number of interest periods increase, the changes in principal become more and more obvious.
In a similar way, each additional ring repetition in zig-align alignment patterns increasingly magnifies any error in parallelism of the planes being checked.
When copying flat art, you can take full advantage of digital photography by making sure that all planes of your imaging system are parallel. Zig-align alignment patterns
are an excellent complement to the performance of digital systems and increase the value of your investment.