This is a fairly common print method and it probably has a name. How this is achieved is useful but it's name is more relevant.

half tone example

  • Possible duplicate of Anybody knows how to achieve this effect? Sep 21 '17 at 7:25
  • @H.W.Sanden Not a duplicate! Your candidate wanted a method for a complex line effect, the current questioner wants the name of halftoning method. Not denying the red-black coloring is nearly the same and even less reason has sometimes been enough for a closure.
    – user287001
    Sep 21 '17 at 9:18

In old newspaper printing systems it was line raster autotypia.

In Photoshop you can use the halftone screen function:

  1. convert your image to greyscale

  2. goto Image > Mode > Bitmap

  3. select Halftone Screen, keep the original pixels/inch

  4. select line pattern, line angle =45 degrees, only a few lines/inch

An example (= a gradient and random lines)

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  • 1
    This made my eyes bleed slightly. Sep 21 '17 at 9:53
  • 1
    @DigitalLightcraft Good idea! maybe this can be used to persuade people to buy new eyeglasses or eyewash.
    – user287001
    Sep 21 '17 at 9:58

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