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.)
Resources and Citations
- Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997
- SAA Glossary of Archival Terminology: http://www.archivists.org/glossary/term_details.asp?DefinitionKey=2482