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contact print

[′kän‚takt ‚print]
(graphic arts)
A photographic image produced by the exposure of a sensitized emulsion in direct contact with a negative or positive transparency.
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In these very pages we've discussed the use of contact prints made with magazine cutouts, X-rays and more.
All other photographic prints in these collections were produced as contact prints from collodion wet plate negatives, using either salted paper or the albumen silver printing process.
The photographer then contact prints negatives onto the platinum paper, which means the negative is put into direct contact with the paper as it is exposed by the enlarger.
The contrast and sky-background density of the four images appeared well matched and skillfully adjusted, so we could make satisfactory black-and-white contact prints on a normal grade of photographic paper.
The selected black-and-white images (hung in the gallery like contact prints) revealed Hanaga's choreographic sense: He not only took photos, he also orchestrated them.
The reproductions are made from 8X10, 5X7, and 4X5-inch gelatin silver chloride contact prints, and are printed in 600-line screen quadtone.
Thus, motion picture producers were required to deposit with the Library of Congress paper contact prints made directly from the film negatives.
Sharing the large final gallery are the show's other two main sets of work--a quartet of the artist's massive "Cross-Contaminated Inverted RA4 Contact Prints," which forms a subset of his series "Curls," 2008-, and his Copper Surrogate (60" x 120" 48 ounce CI 1000 Copper Alloy, 90" Bend, 60" Bisection/S Sections: April 12-17/'deinstall*, New York, New York), an array of finely polished metallic forms suggesting hypertrophic high-end wall brackets, here arranged in a floor-based phalanx in the middle of the room.
You need to shell out extra money for films, contact prints, and developing.
The show included a maquette of the work, in which one can see how the artist used contact prints of 35-millimeter and C-print negatives to edit and sequence the images into short filmic moments.