Contact paper

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1) A photosensitive paper typically made with a silver chloride in an albumen emulsion. Contact paper is used to make a contact print by placing it in direct contact with a photographic negative. See Contact print.

2) An adhesive-backed paper or plastic sheet. Contact paper is used for decoration and shelf-lining.

Resources and Citations

  • 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