Dot Gain

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Definition: Dot Gain

Full Definition of Dot Gain

A gain (or loss) in the halftone dot caused by ink bleeding or spreading as it is absorbed by the paper. The result is darker or muddier printed images.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Dot Gain. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. September 20, 2021
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Dot Gain. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: September 20, 2021).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Dot Gain are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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