Chromotype

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chromotype A photographic picture in the natural colors.
    • Chromotype A sheet printed in colors by any process, as a chromolithograph. See Chromolithograph.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chromotype A photo-engraving process for producing images adapted for hand-coloring. The image is printed from a rather thin negative upon a gelatin film sensitized with bichromate of potassium. The film after development is transferred to a sheet of paper. The process is employed chiefly for copying botanical specimens and engravings.
    • n chromotype A picture produced by this process.
    • n chromotype A sheet of printed matter from types or engraved blocks where a number of forms are used, each one with an ink of a different color, as in chromolithography (which see).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chromotype a photographic process by which a coloured impression of a picture is obtained
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. color + -type,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. chrōmatikoschrōma, colour.