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British Dictionary definitions for three-colour

three-colour

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or comprising a colour print or a photomechanical process in which a picture is reproduced by superimposing three prints from half-tone plates in inks corresponding to the three primary colours
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Historical Examples

  • This process is repeated if a three-colour design is desired.

    Man, Past and Present

    Agustus Henry Keane

  • Shigenaga also did fine work in the three-colour process, of which he may possibly have been the inventor.

    Chats on Japanese Prints

    Arthur Davison Ficke

  • Between 1755 and 1764, the great period of the three-colour print, Toyonobu stood almost unmatched in the field.

    Chats on Japanese Prints

    Arthur Davison Ficke

  • His work falls almost entirely within the class of two- and three-colour prints.

    Chats on Japanese Prints

    Arthur Davison Ficke

  • In colour reproduction, a method largely used is that known as the three-colour process.