What is "gelatin" silver print?greenspun.com : LUSENET : B&W Photo - Printing & Finishing : One Thread
I have seen advertisements to buy gelatin silver prints. What does the gelatin mean? Is this just a fancy name for a FB print or does it mean RC print? Thanks!
-- Bryan (email@example.com), December 17, 2000
Gelatin in the main material of emulsion. The silver halide is suspended in gelatin and coated onto the paper or film.
It is a fancy name for a regular B&W print. The term started being used to differentiate between these and alternative processes like platinum printing.
-- Terry Carraway (TCarraway@compuserve.com), December 17, 2000.
It is a fancy name for what is now the B&W standard. In the past, silver would have been suspended in any of several different substances.
-- Ed Farmer (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 18, 2000.