Also called middle-tone. (in painting, drawing, graphics, photography, etc.) a value intermediate between light and dark.
2. Printing. a.
a process in which
gradation of tone
in an image
is conveyed by first photographing the image through a screen to break
up the continuous tones
of the image into minute, closely spaced dots, then using the print obtained to produce a metal plate by photoengraving, and finally using the plate to reproduce the original image by letterpress or offset printing.
the metal plate used in such a process.
the print obtained in such a process. Compare line cut
pertaining to, using, used in, or produced by the halftone process: a halftone screen; a halftone print.