|Noun||1.||halftone - a print obtained from photoengraving|
|2.||halftone - an engraving used to reproduce an illustration|
|(graphics)||halftone - The reproducion of greyscale images using dots
of a single shade but varying size to simulate the different
shades of grey.|
Laser printers that cannot print different sized dots, halftones are produced by varying the numbers of dots in a given area.
This process is also used to produce a black and white version of a colour original using shades of grey in place of colours.
See also device independent bitmap.