Albertype

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Description

A photoplate printing process introduced in 1868 by Josef Albert of Munich. Albertype is a variation of the collotype process. It uses a glass plate, instead of a stone, as a support for the sensitized gelatin emulsion. Josef Albert introduced rotary collotype presses in 1873 followed by three-color collotypes a year later.

Synonyms and Related Terms

albert-type; albertotype; Albertypie (Deut.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997

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