- a process in which gradation of tone in an image is conveyed by first photographing the image through a screen to break up the continuous tones of the image into minute, closely spaced dots, then using the print obtained to produce a metal plate by photoengraving, and finally using the plate to reproduce the original image by letterpress or offset printing.
- the metal plate used in such a process.
- the print obtained in such a process.Compare line cut.
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How to use halftone in a sentence
In both cases, negatives are made of both the halftone and fine copies.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Well, he looked like a halftone print of the Pilgrim Fathers––the kind that they hang on the walls in the district schools.Once to Every Man|Larry Evans
She also took a halftone snapshot of you out at the Coldtown dam, cut from a newspaper, published the Sunday after your accident.Red Pepper's Patients|Grace S. Richmond
The process of halftone-making has developed so that the reproduction can be made almost indistinguishable from the original.
This enables the engraver to make a clearer halftone, for a print with a grained surface reproduces surface and all in the cut.
British Dictionary definitions for halftone
- a process used to reproduce an illustration by photographing it through a fine screen to break it up into dots
- the etched plate thus obtained
- the print obtained from such a plate