Definition of contact print in English:

contact print

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noun

  • A photographic print made by placing a negative directly on to sensitized paper, glass, or film and illuminating it.
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    • There is nothing in photography quite as beautiful and glowing as a large-format contact print on special contact print paper.
    • For the connoisseur, a contact print, the result of printing the negative directly onto photographic paper, achieves what many consider the ultimate in a photographic print.
    • The work is a contact print whose central off-square image resulted from placing six contiguous negative strips, cut from a single roll of unexposed film, upon a sheet of photosensitive paper.

verb

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  • (contact-print) [with object] Make a contact print from (a negative): the negative was developed and then contact-printed
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    • Smith shoots the old photos with high-contrast film to make an enlarged and grainy negative that is contact-printed onto watercolor paper coated with gelatin and a light-sensitive solution.
    • 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.
    • I could probably get all the equipment I'd need to develop and contact print the results, too, by scouring the local junk shops.

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