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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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He made the finest examples of this Heliographic process, as he called it, in 1826, when he contact-printed an engraving of Cardinal d'Amboise, dissolved the soluble bitumen, and put the plate in an acid bath.
The main aim of the group was to exhibit "the best contemporary photography in the West" by its members and other photographers who practiced "pure photography." Pure photography was defined as photography which possesses "no qualities of technic, composition, or idea derivative of any other art form." Preferring the 8x10-view camera, these photographers contact-printed their large negatives on glossy paper, and also used filters and a variety of lenses to obtain their precise images.
For most of these, Saunders painted an image, based on an arresting stock photo of Nielsen, in oil and silver ink on a semitransparent Mylar sheet, and then contact-printed it onto photographic paper.