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AP, Artist´s proof
A small number of prints outside the numbered edition reserved by the artist as a reference print.
A black and white photographic paper covered with Barium sulphate, which increases the whiteness in the paper.
An analogue colour print made from a colour negative. Contains three layers of emulsion sensitive to the colours of light; red, green and blue.
The old tradename for Ilfochrome prints. A colour print made from a positive slide film.
A print made by exposing photographic paper with the negative pressed against it. The image will be the same size as the negative.
Early form of photograph, invented in the mid 1800s by French photographic pioneer Louis Daguerre (1787-1851) printed on thin metal sheets. With this tecnique you can´t produce multiple positives.
A digital image file printed on colour negative paper.
A limited number of prints from a negative. One negative can generate different series depending on size of the prints. The prints should have a signature and a number indicating which copy in the process the specific print is. E g 3/15.
Fibre/fiber base paper
Photographic paper used in the printing process of silver gelatine prints with a base of paper fibre. More age-resistant and easier to tone than the polyethene based RC paper.
Gelatin silver print
Black and white analogue prints made by using silver suspended in gelatine. The most common technique for analogue fine art prints.
A computer printer technology, spraying extremely tiny droplets of liquid ink onto the surface of the paper. Today a common technique for printing digital photography.
Late or modern print
A print made from a negative older than two years after the time when the photo was taken.
A print made from a digital file printed in an inkjet printer. Quality and technique confirmed by the artist.
A black and white photochemical process which involves metallic platinum, instead of metallic silver. Rarely used today.
A brand name for an instant print process. Often a exclusive positive print with no negative. Most common used for test shooting before ordinary shoot in an analogue camera process.
A print made at the time, or close to the time, when the negative was exposed. A period about two years after the exposure use to be accepted as vintage.