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contact print

n.
A print made by exposing a photosensitive surface in direct contact with a photographic negative.

contact print

n
(Photography) a photographic print made by exposing the printing paper through a negative placed directly onto it

con′tact print`


n.
a photographic print made by placing a negative directly in contact with sensitized paper, with their emulsion surfaces facing, and exposing them to light. Compare projection print.

contact print

A print made from a negative or a diapositive in direct contact with sensitized material.
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Noun1.contact print - a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative
print - a picture or design printed from an engraving
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A contact print is obtained by exposing an image or a set of images against a single sheet of photographic paper of the same size as the negative.
Instead each image is printed as a direct contact print from the negative, often using sunlight as a source.
The extruder operator is required to change the printing type on the contact print wheel with almost every change of the tire extrusion.
The creamery previously developed two systems for the coding of portion pot lids - a Codent Syphergraph gravity feed inkjet unit and a contact print cap coder.
In an oversimplified explanation of the process, photographers acquire a computer image (scanned from a film source or transferred from a digital camera file); complete their image manipulation and photocomposition work in Photoshop; and then a printer outputs negatives to size on transparent media, which are used to contact print the finished image on silver-gelatin or platinum paper in a traditional black-and-white darkroom, where it is wet-processed using conventional developers and fixers.
ADC's NFH process, together with its Phase masks, enables replication of structures as small as 100 nanometers in large-scale manufacturing using cost-effective contact print technology to manufacture optical gratings.
Images range from approximately 35 mm contact print size to double-page spreads of about 18 x 56 cm.
The negative is placed against the paper, then exposed to ultraviolet light for a period of five to eight minutes to make a contact print.
One of the UK s leading manufacturers of carton board packaging solutions, Glossop Cartons has purchased Stockport-based Contact Print and Packaging.
An unadorned contact print using an X-ray alone results in dark bones on a white background, and it lacks distinctiveness.
The contact print is central to my conceptual approach, symbolising the duration of time and a product of mass- photography.