ben day pro-cess

Ben Day process

[ben dey]
noun Photoengraving.
a technique for producing shading, texture, or tone in line drawings and photographs by overlaying a fine screen or a pattern of dots on the original artwork, on a negative of it, or on the plate before etching.
Also, Benday process.


Origin:
1910–15; named after Ben(jamin) Day (1838–1916), American printer

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Ben Day process
 
n
printing a method of adding texture, shading, or detail to line drawings by overlaying a transparent sheet of dots or any other pattern during platemaking
 
[C20: named after Benjamin Day (1838--1916), American printer]

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