Halftone 

In General Printing Terms by Inkjet Insight

Any image—such as a photograph—that exists as a series of small dots of varying size and color density that serve to simulate the appearance of continuous gradations of tone. Halftones

Halftone Dot 

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The basic indivisible unit of some printed images—commonly photographs—produced by photographically exposing or digitally imaging a continuous tone image to a screen, which breaks the image up into discrete dots. Since most

Halftone Ink 

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A printing ink possessing high color strength and finely-dispersed pigment particles, formulated especially for high-quality reproduction of halftone dots on coated papers.

Halftone Negative 

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A photographic negative film produced by exposing a continuous tone image through a halftone screen. Also called ascreened negative. See Halftone.

Halftone Plate 

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A somewhat incorrect term occasionally used in screen printing to refer to a screen fabric suitable for printinghalftone images.

Halftone Positive 

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A photographic positive film produced by exposing a continuous tone image through a halftone screen. Also called ascreened positive. See Halftone.

Halftone Scale 

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A type of gray scale that exists on film and comprises halftone dots in discrete levels of gray. See Gray Scale.