- having or characterized by the use of three colors.
- noting or pertaining to a photomechanical process for making reproductions of paintings, artwork, etc., usually by making three printing plates, each corresponding to a primary color, by the halftone process, and printing superimposed impressions from these plates in three correspondingly colored inks.
Origin of three-color
First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for three-color
The results, in all cases, are produced from three-color negatives.
The three-color stripes in the 16- lot were similarly difficult to match with the samples in the Dictionary.Chincha Plain-weave cloths
Lila M. O'Neale
The three-color process aims to reproduce all colors in three printings, by using inks of red, yellow, and blue.The Building of a Book
Chrome-Gelatine is a perfected modification of the three-color printing process.