Bromide paper

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Bromide print
MFA# 2001.321


Bromide print
MFA# 2001.342

A fast photographic printing paper. Bromide paper was introduced in 1871 by Richard L. Maddox and used until about 1920. The paper is formed using a Gelatin emulsion containing Silver bromide. Bromide paper gives dense black prints. It was usually used for enlargements.

Synonyms and Related Terms

bromide print; bromide printing paper; silver bromide paper; Bromosilberpapier (Deut.)

Resources and Citations

  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Photography"
  • Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997