col·​lo·​type | \ ˈkä-lə-ˌtīp How to pronounce collotype (audio) \

Definition of collotype

1 : a photomechanical process for making prints directly from a hardened film of gelatin or other colloid that has ink-receptive and ink-repellent parts
2 : a print made by collotype

Examples of collotype in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Your print may indeed be a steel engraving, or perhaps a collotype, which is produced by a photomechanical process. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2020 In the 19th century, France said, new photographic methods emerged nearly every year: from daguerreotype to collotype, from paper negatives to glass negatives, from sheet film to roll film. John Kelly, Washington Post, 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of collotype

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of collotype was in 1881

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“Collotype.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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