halftone halftone  /ˈhæf ˌtoʊn/


  1. (n) a print obtained from photoengraving
  2. (n) an engraving used to reproduce an illustration



  1. Even the great Caruso sometimes sang Rodolfo's Che gelida manina aria from La Bohme a halftone down from the high C that Puccini's score calls forand Puccini wrote a letter.
  2. His father, Frederic Eugene Ives, 73, invented a process of colored photography and the halftone process of photoengraving.
  3. The first practical means to print photos on a newspaper page, called the halftone process, did not come into widespread use until the 1890s.


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  • "OpenRIP Flexo 7.0 is proof, once again, that Xanté genuinely listens to customers, and then turns wish lists and suggestions into real solutions. The halftone post-processing feature resulted from a customer request at Labelexpo Brussels, just a...
    on May 20, 2008 By: Andrea Source: What They Think

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