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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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Very soon after this I acquired a Johnson developing and printing outfit consisting of a film tank and a contact-printing frame, with which I could produce contact prints from my negatives using 'gaslight paper', a very slow material that allowed one to print in a shaded corner of a room.
To make the type of microarray chips used by the NIEHS group, up to 20,000 complementary DNAs (cDNAs) or oligonucleotides are spotted onto a small glass substrate using high-speed robotics and mechanical contact-printing pens.
By contact-printing the original plate with a diffuse light source instead of a distant point-light source, he was able to bring out details in objects that ordinary exposures couldn't record.