Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A type or plate for printing, of the same nature as an engraved relief-block, produced by an application of the photographic properties of gelatin sensitized with a bichromate (see photo-engraving), or by a combination of photographic and etching processes or a combination of photographic and mechanical processes, as when the lines in intaglio are produced by mechanical pressure, these processes when combined being commonly spoken of as a single general process; especially, the process known as photozincography. See photozincography, photolithography, and photoglyphy.
- n. A picture printed from a relief-plate prepared by a phototype process.
- Pertaining to or produced by means of phototypy: as, a phototype process, plate, or print.
- To reproduce in phototype or by phototypy.
- n. A photomechanical process; phototypy.
- n. A metal printing block, used in the photogravure process
- n. type that has been set using phototypesetting
- n. A measure of the susceptibility of the skin to tan, depending on the amount of melanin in the skin
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A plate or block with a printing surface (usually in relief) obtained from a photograph; also, any one of the many methods of processes by which such a printing surface is obtained.
“The second volume contains two phototype facsimiles of pages of the Laurentian and Marcian MSS., and the third volume three similar specimens of the Codex Vaticanus.”
Dio's Rome, Volume 1 (of 6) An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek during the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macrinus, Elagabalus and Alexander Severus: and Now Presented in English Form
“Page v colored, heliotype, phototype, half-tone and other plates and numerous figures.”
“The best of the available substitutes, phototype reproductions of specimen pages, apart from other limitations, must always lack the authority and the impressiveness of the originals.”
“We are, therefore, in the right road, not only for economically producing permanent prints on paper, but also for making zinc plates in which the phototype film of bichromatized gelatine is replaced by a solution of marine-glue and benzine.”
“This work deals with the most important and beautiful manuscripts of the Vatican; by phototype reproduction, these become accessible to persons unable to visit”
“Under his direction was executed the phototype edition of the Codex”
“The MS. was reproduced in phototype in the fine edition by Harris,”
“Washington, 1897, pp. 177-196; Rev.P. de Roo, who laboured for several years on the "Regesta" of Alexander VI; Heywood, who compiled the "Documenta selecta e tabulario Sanctæ Sedis, insulas et terras anno 1492 repertas a Christophoro Columbo respicientia", which he published in phototype in 1892.”
“A phototype and a chromo-phototype, issued by the New Shakspere Society, are the best reproductions for the purposes of study.”
“The "straight process," so called, of the phototype printer, reproducing a pen-and-ink line drawing on a zinc plate which could be immediately run through a Hoe process, was perfected.”
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