Pressed checkering is good for one thing: "Ghost Checkering"My first good rifle was a Remington 700 in 270 that had impressed checkering. The design was nice but the impressed checkering was down right ugly as it looked like what it was, dented wood.
I thought they were doing "Pressed In" checkerring ----like a stamping----we called it "Lizzard Skin"In large part, I agree with OlBIKER. The majority of firearm MFG'ers have gone to laser and the earlier versions of these wonder machines burn the wood and leave the checkered area darkened. While better than the cheese grater checkering Remington uses on most of the Marlins, I much prefer the CNC checkering that Marlin North Haven employed but Remington discarded it when moving to the plant to Illion.
Better yet, Remington ought to employ using better grade walnut and just leave it smooth. Nothing beats the traditional look that shows off the beauty of walnut.