halftone engraving

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Noun1.halftone engraving - an engraving used to reproduce an illustrationhalftone engraving - an engraving used to reproduce an illustration
engraving - a block or plate or other hard surface that has been engraved
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The original halftone process--variously referred to as block process, halftone relief, halftone engraving, or halftone letterpress--begins with a screened negative made from an original photograph.
This technology can produce good results with halftone engravings, but edge sharpness, which is important for geometrical patterns and contours, suffers from various disadvantages.