12 October 2010 § Leave a comment


Collotype by Josef Albert, 1868


Collotype (Dutch: collotypie or lichtdruk, French: Phototypie, German: Lichtdruck) is a printing-technique of which the underlying principle was discovered by the Frenchman Louis Alphonse Poitevin (1819-1882) in 1854. He patented his technique, under the name ‘photo-lithography’, in August 1855. The name collotype derives from the Greek kólla, meaning glue. « Read the rest of this entry »


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