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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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She also explains how a particular technique was done historically, and how similar results are now created through different techniques (she recommends Photoshop rather than film for the effect of contact-print negatives, for instance, and offers traditional and new chemical mixes for cyanotypes).
Another modification in the lesson is to contact-print an X-ray, process and dry the print, and then contact-print that with another sheet of photo paper.
Varied and softened by a contact-print process that flips an initial cut--exposing the laceration to light and imprinting its impression on a new sheet of paper below--scumbled nuances of trace and shadow evolve via this generational approach to printing.