Carbon process
Carbon process Car"bon process (Photog.) A printing process depending on the effect of light on bichromatized gelatin. Paper coated with a mixture of the gelatin and a pigment is called

{carbon paper} or

{carbon tissue}. This is exposed under a negative and the film is transferred from the paper to some other support and developed by washing (the unexposed portions being dissolved away). If the process stops here it is called {single transfer}; if the image is afterward transferred in order to give an unreversed print, the method is called {double transfer}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • carbon process — a method of making photographic prints by the use of a pigment, as carbon, contained in sensitized gelatin. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • carbon process — /ˈkabən proʊsɛs/ (say kahbuhn prohses) noun a method of making photographic prints by the use of a pigment, such as carbon, contained in sensitised gelatine …   Australian English dictionary

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  • carbon paper — Carbon process Car bon process (Photog.) A printing process depending on the effect of light on bichromatized gelatin. Paper coated with a mixture of the gelatin and a pigment is called {carbon paper} or {carbon tissue}. This is exposed under a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbon tissue — Carbon process Car bon process (Photog.) A printing process depending on the effect of light on bichromatized gelatin. Paper coated with a mixture of the gelatin and a pigment is called {carbon paper} or {carbon tissue}. This is exposed under a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carbon paper — n. 1. very thin paper coated on one side with a waxy, dark colored preparation, as of carbon: it is placed between two sheets of paper so that the pressure of typing or writing on the upper sheet makes a copy on the lower 2. paper used in the… …   English World dictionary

  • Carbon print — A carbon print is a photographic print produced by soaking a carbon tissue in a dilute sensitizing solution of potassium dichromate. The solution also consists of carbon, gelatin, and a coloring agent. The process was created as a result of print …   Wikipedia

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