The use of albumen derived from egg whites was first used in 1848 for dry plates, before being superseded by the wet-collodion process from 1851. Albumen had far greater success for coating on to paper where it provided a smooth surface for the photographic emulsion. This was described by Louis Desire Blanquart-Evrard in 1850 and albumen paper remained popular until the 1890s.visualartcork
printing paper invented by BlanquartEvrard in the mid19th century where egg whites were used to coat the paper base prior to sensitization. The albumen added to the brightness of the white base and substantially improved printed highlights.