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Ben Day process

or Benday process

[ben dey] /ˈbɛn ˈdeɪ/
noun, Photoengraving.
a technique for producing shading, texture, or tone in line drawings and photographs by overlaying a fine screen or a pattern of dots on the original artwork, on a negative of it, or on the plate before etching.
Origin of Ben Day process
1910-15; named after Ben(jamin) Day (1838-1916), American printer Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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British Dictionary definitions for Ben Day process

Ben Day process

(printing) a method of adding texture, shading, or detail to line drawings by overlaying a transparent sheet of dots or any other pattern during platemaking
Word Origin
C20: named after Benjamin Day (1838–1916), American printer
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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