contone printer

contone printer

A laser printer that begins to approach continuous tone quality by varying the dot size. However, unlike continuous tone, which can blend inks more thoroughly, contone has a limited number of dot sizes, and dithering is still used to make up shades. See continuous tone.
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Together with Paper Simulation, it provides the most productive and cost-effective solution for halftone proofing in a contone printer device, and the ability to obtain the most accurate match between the original and the printed output.
Peerless will be featuring the QuickPrint 1800 coprocessor in a color contone printer at its booth (No.