Halftone is a printing technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying in size, shape, or spacing.
Halftone images rely on a simple optical illusion: when viewed from a certain distance, the tiny halftone dots comprising the print are smoothed into tones and gradients by the human eye. The most notable example of halftone printing is probably newspapers, which generally employ halftone printing techniques when printing photographs.
If you are interested in learning more about halftone imprinting, be sure to take a look at the Wikipedia article.
Halftone printing, although very useful and versatile, does have a few drawbacks. Most notably:
If you have additional questions or require assistance in converting an image for use with a halftone imprint, please contact our art department at 800-554-0127.