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n. ~ 1. A tradename for a photomechanical process that is a variant of the collotype. - 2. A print made by this process.


The collotype was used to make ink-on-paper prints from photographic negatives. It was commonly used to make postcards.

(Jones 1911) The first workable collotype process made known; invented by Josef Albert of Munich. . . . The process is said to give prints with fine half-tones, but it requires considerable care and experience in manipulation, much depending on the printing.