Definitions for "HALFTONES"
Line art and text require very clear edges and high contrast between areas where there is ink, and where there is not. However, photographs and drawings usually require varying degrees of ink density for accurate representation. A film that provides this variable density output is referred to as a halftone.
A series of dots arranged in a specific pattern. Also known as a grayscale bitmap, halftones are popular for the laser engraving of photographs.
Gradations of tone in one color that give the effect of shading.