Glossary of Printing Terms:
Gelatine Silver Prints

Were used from the early 1880s and are still in production today. A generic term referring to prints coated with silver salts.

Paper is coated with gelatine containing halides; sodium bromide is now universally used. The exposed bromides are converted to silver bromide by chemical development producing black and white prints of various tones of black through to white in different degrees of contrast.


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