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What is a gelatin silver print?
-- Christina Reilly (email@example.com), January 26, 2001
Just a fancy name for a regular film print. :-)
-- Johnny Motown (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 27, 2001.
Yes, Silver-gelatine is one of the most used B+W types of print. Other types are Platinum prints, Kallitype print, Cyanotypes who are all B+W processes but are not silvergelatine prints.
-- Marc Leest (email@example.com), January 29, 2001.
Yes, it's Art-gallery-speak for plain, old fashioned, fibre based bromide paper. I suppose it's used to distinguish it from resin coated paper, but it's still a pretentious and poncey name. It would be much more honest and informative if the make and type of paper was announced. Portriga rapid, grade 3, or whatever.
-- Pete Andrews (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 2001.
Why do you think RC paper is not silver gelatin?
-- Matthew Hunt (email@example.com), January 30, 2001.
The archivists try to catagorise everything and this term helps them distinguish this style of image from all the other styles. Whether it is a fancy name is a personal view point and should be pointed out as such.
-- Lee Carmichael (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 30, 2001.
Following the 'categorise everything' line of reasoning, and given the difference in archival permanence from fibre based paper, then RC prints should be called "Silver gelatine/polymer" or just "Silver polymer".
-- Pete Andrews (email@example.com), February 01, 2001.