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Benday process[¦ben¦dā ′prä·səs]
A process for printing shadings consisting of patterns of lines, dots, stipples, and so on, which involves inking a Benday screen (a rectangle of hardened gelatin with the pattern in relief), printing it on portions of the metal plate on which an outline drawing has been photoprinted, and then etching the metal as a line plate. Also spelled Ben Day process.
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