variants or carbro process
plural -s
: a photographic process of making either a carbon transfer or color print from a developed silver image by soaking in a bichromate bleach solution a gelatin-coated tissue containing either carbon particles or color pigments and then placing the tissue in contact with a wet silver-bromide print, after which the unhardened parts of the gelatin are washed away leaving a carbon image that is then transferred to another support

Word History


blend of carb- and bro- (in bromide)

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of carbro was in 1919

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“Carbro.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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