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collotype

[kol-uh-tahyp]
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noun Also called albertype, artotype, heliotype.
  1. any photomechanical process of printing from a plate coated with gelatin.
  2. the plate used for this.
  3. a print made from such a plate.
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verb (used with object), col·lo·typed, col·lo·typ·ing.
  1. to produce (a print) by collotype; albertype; artotype; heliotype.
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Origin of collotype

1880–85; < Greek kóll(a) glue + -o- + -type
Related formscol·lo·typ·ic [kol-uh-tip-ik] /ˌkɒl əˈtɪp ɪk/, adjectivecol·lo·typ·y [kol-uh-tahy-pee] /ˈkɒl əˌtaɪ pi/, noun
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Historical Examples

  • With frontispiece in colour and thirty-five portraits in collotype.

    Law and Laughter

    George Alexander Morton

  • With thirty-two portraits in collotype and frontispiece in colour.

    Law and Laughter

    George Alexander Morton

  • This volume contains reproduction in colour of sixteen Jacobite pictures and seven portraits in collotype.

    Law and Laughter

    George Alexander Morton

  • Four portraits in colour, twenty-five in collotype and several letters in facsimile.

    Law and Laughter

    George Alexander Morton

  • Collotype, kol′o-tīp, n. a photographic process much used for book illustrations and advertising purposes.


British Dictionary definitions for collotype

collotype

noun
  1. Also called: photogelatine process a method of lithographic printing from a flat surface of hardened gelatine: used mainly for fine-detail reproduction in monochrome or colour
  2. a print made using this process
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Derived Formscollotypic (ˌkɒləˈtɪpɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C19: from Greek kolla glue + type
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