Benday process

Benday process
Benday process [ben′dā′ ]
n.
[after Benjamin Day (1838-1916), N.Y. printer]
[often b- p-] Photoengraving a process for adding tone or shading, as in reproducing drawings, by the overlay on the plate of patterns, as of dots: also written Ben Day process

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  • Benday process — ☆ Benday process [ben′dā′ ] n. 〚after Benjamin Day (1838 1916), N.Y. printer〛 [often b p ] Photoengraving a process for adding tone or shading, as in reproducing drawings, by the overlay on the plate of patterns, as of dots: also written Ben Day… …   Universalium

  • Benday process — noun a photoengraving technique for adding shading or texture or tone to a printed image • Hypernyms: ↑technique …   Useful english dictionary

  • benday — verb reproduce by the Benday process • Hypernyms: ↑engrave, ↑etch • Verb Frames: Somebody s something * * * I. (ˈ)ben|dā transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benday dots — The Ben day Dots printing process, named after illustrator and printer Benjamin Day, is similar to Pointillism. Depending on the effect, color and optical illusion needed, small colored dots are closely spaced, widely spaced or overlapping.… …   Wikipedia

  • benday —    In printmaking, a process using screens of various dot patterns to mechanically produce shading effects. This process was invented by Benjamin Day (1839 1916). Roy Lichtenstein (American, 1923 1997) included benday as one of the elements in… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • benday — adjective Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Benjamin Day died 1916 American printer Date: 1903 involving a process for adding shaded or tinted areas made up of dots for reproduction by line engraving • benday transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • BenDay — Ben Day also ben·day or Ben·day (bĕn dāʹ) n. A method of adding a tone to a printed image by imposing a transparent sheet of dots or other patterns on the image at some stage of a photographic reproduction process.   [After Day, Benjamin Henry.]… …   Universalium

  • process —    A complex operation involving a number of methods or techniques, such as the addition and subtraction processes in sculpture, the etching and intaglio processes in printmaking, or the casting or constructing processes in making jewelry. Also… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Ben Day process — /ben day /, 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,… …   Universalium

  • Ben Day process — /ben day /, 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,… …   Useful english dictionary

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