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printing frame

noun Photography.
  1. a shallow, boxlike device with a glass plate on one side and an opaque, removable back, for holding a negative firmly against printing paper in contact printing.
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Origin of printing frame

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • Above the cylinder is a board on which is fastened the stone with the printing-frame.

    The Invention of Lithography

    Alois Senefelder

  • The printing-frame must have a clear glass which just fits it.

  • Cleaning board, dark slide, and printing-frame, were all curved.

  • No vestige of an outline appeared on removal from the printing-frame.

  • Inside of the printing-frame was a smaller frame with cords, to hold the paper, which had a layer of gray blotting-paper under it.