woodburytype

noun
wood·​bury·​type | \ ˈwu̇dˌberēˌtīp, -bər- \

Definition of woodburytype

: a process in which a gelatin relief produced by photographic methods and hardened is powerfully pressed on a plate of soft metal to produce an intaglio impression that upon inking may be used to print pictures directly also : a print thus made

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History and Etymology for woodburytype

Walter Bentley Woodbury †1885 English photographer and inventor + English type

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“Woodburytype.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woodburytype. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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