Hard Dot

Hard Dot

A portion of a halftone image with a sharp edge. A halftone image is used to print an illustration, and a hard dot produces better quality print. Often, new halftones have hard dots, but they degenerate over time to soft dots, which have less defined edges. A hard dot should not be confused with a hard edge.
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" Ceu passer, hirundo; Ferarum -- ferarum " Tom took his pencil and made several hard dots with it on his book-cover--" ferarum "
Noting that the resolutions are suitable for newspaper work, and that the film "gives an extremely hard dot," Martin thought smaller dailies and weeklies may be the first newspapers to move to DryView.