Shading Film

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shading Film

 

in printing, a gelatin film with a raised dot or other relief pattern, used to produce shaded areas in lithographic or zincographic reproductions of line drawings. Shading films are rarely used, since shaded patterns are usually obtained by photomechanical reproduction methods.

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