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The photographic reproduction of a print or document. Examples of 19th century photocopy techniques are cyanotype, diazo paper, and photolithography. Xerography, an electrostatic reproductive process, was developed in 1938.

Synonyms and Related Terms

photocopy paper ; fotokopie (Ned.) photocopie (Fr.); fotocopia (It., Esp.); fotokopia (Sven.); Elektrofotografie (Deut.); fotocópia (Port.)

Photocopy paper

Additional Information

° D. Grattan, The stability of photocopied and laser-printed documents and images: general guidelines. Technical Bulletin 22. Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Conservation Institute, 2000.° A. Hillcoat-Imanishi, An investigation into the archival properties of colour photocopies and inkjet prints: summary of a project undertaken at Camberwell College of Art as part of a BA in Paper Conservation. V&A Conservation Journal 30, 14-16, 1999.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Photography"

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