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n. ~ A photomechanical process to make prints from photographs by creating a gelatin relief matrix that is used to transfer dye to an emulsion on paper.

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The depth of the matrix is relative to the density of the image, with areas of greater density able to transfer a greater amount of dye. A single matrix produces a monochrome print, although separation negatives can be used to create several matrices, each of which is printed in registration using a different dye to produce a full-color image.