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continuous tone[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′tōn]
An image which has not been screened and contains unbroken gradient tones from black to white, and may be either in negative or positive form.
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continuous toneA printing process that produces photographic-like output. In a continuous tone image, pixel patterns (individual dots) are either not visible or are barely visible under a magnifying glass. Various dye sublimation and laser technologies can provide up to 256 intensities of color and even blend the inks. See contone printer and dye sublimation printer.
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