contact printer


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contact printer

[′kän‚takt ‚print·ər]
(graphic arts)
A device which provides a light source and a means for holding the negative and the sensitive material in contact during exposure.
A specialized device for exposing diapositive plates at the same scale as that of the negative.
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With an archivist at the British Film Institute, I used a contact printer to rephotograph the footage frame by frame, focusing on close-ups of the subjects' eyes.
For instance, the frosted glass of the contact printer serves as an added mediator, and the film strip has its own grainy disturbance.
The systems, which will replace the customer's existing contact printers, are slated for delivery in the first and fourth quarters of 2000 and will be used to produce power integrated circuits (ICs) and other application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) devices.