A photographic printing process in which a glass plate whose surface has been coated with gelatin carries the image to be reproduced. Also called a photogelatin process.

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  • Collotype — Col lo*type, n. [Gr. ? glue + type.] A photomechanical print made directly from a hardened film of gelatin or other colloid; also, the process of making such prints. According to one method, the film is sensitized with potassium dichromate and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • collotype — [käl′ə tīp΄] n. [< Gr kolla, glue + TYPE] 1. a photomechanical process by which inked reproductions are transferred to paper directly from an image formed on a sheet of hardened gelatin 2. the printed reproduction …   English World dictionary

  • Collotype — This article is about the photographic process. For the printmaking process, see Collagraphy. Postcard with the theme of Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main, about 1900. Collotype is a dichromate based photographic process invented by Alphonse… …   Wikipedia

  • collotype — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1881 1. a photomechanical process for making prints directly from a hardened film of gelatin or other colloid that has ink receptive and ink repellent parts 2. a print made by collotype …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Collotype — Phototypie La phototypie est un procédé d impression à l encre grasse au moyen de gélatine bichromatée et insolée sur plaque de verre. Ce procédé permet un rendu à modèle continu non tramé. Historique Procédé élaboré en 1856 par Louis Alphonse… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • collotype — collotypic /kol euh tip ik/, adj. collotypy /kol euh tuy pee/, n. /kol euh tuyp /, n., v., collotyped, collotyping. n. Also called albertype, artotype, heliotype. 1. any photomechanical process of printing from a plate coated with gelatin. 2. the …   Universalium

  • collotype printing — noun a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced; can be used with one or more colors • Syn: ↑collotype, ↑photogelatin process • Hypernyms: ↑planographic printing,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • collotype — noun a) A dichromate based photographic process formerly used for large volume mechanical printing. b) An image produced by this process …   Wiktionary

  • collotype — col·lo·type || kÉ’ləʊtaɪp n. type of color printing used for the finest facsimile reproductions of works of art …   English contemporary dictionary

  • collotype — [ kɒlətʌɪp] noun a process for making high quality prints using a sheet of light sensitive gelatin. Origin C19: from Gk kolla glue + type …   English new terms dictionary

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