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1. (Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding)
a. a process used to reproduce an illustration by photographing it through a fine screen to break it up into dots
b. the etched plate thus obtained
c. the print obtained from such a plate
2. (Fine Arts & Visual Arts / Art Terms) Art a tonal value midway between highlight and dark shading
(Communication Arts / Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) relating to, used in, or made by halftone
half•tone (ˈhæfˌtoʊn, ˈhɑf-)
1. (in painting, drawing, graphics, photography, etc.) a value intermediate between light and dark.
a. a printing process in which gradation of tone is obtained by a system of minute dots.
b. the metal plate used in such a process.
c. the print obtained in such a process.
Any photomechanical printing surface or the impression therefrom in which detail and tone values are represented by a series of evenly spaced dots in varying size and shape, varying in direct proportion to the intensity of the tones they represent. See also halftone screen.
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The three levels of these cushion mounting tapes are: The R/bak SA 3100, soft, for combination jobs with demanding halftone process and fine screen work; the R/bak SA 3300, medium, for general purpose combination jobs with screen, line and solid work; and the R/bak SA 3500, firm, for combination jobs with bold lines and solids with darker screens.
The difference that a halftone process makes particularly on visual reproductions is that binary images are printed using only one color ink.
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