Tonal range

In the printing area, the range from the brightest image areas, so-called highlights, to the darkest image areas, so-called depths, is called the tonal range.

The tonal range limits are defined by the area coverage of the screen dots in percent, e.g. 3 percent in the highlights, 95 percent in the depths. The minimum and maximum values of the area coverage in printing depend on the printing process used.

Related Terms

See also dot gain.