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dry back

Although produced from the late 1850s, they were more successfully introduced from the early 1870s and quickly supplanted wet-collodion plates. Dry plates matched and surpassed the sensitivity of wet-plates and were more convenient to use.

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dry back

A means of attaching a print to a backing using a thin paper stock coated on each side with a dry cement that melts under heat.
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dry back

Printed ink colors becoming less dense as ink dries.
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dry back

Method of mounting a photograph to stiff backing material using dry, heat-sensitive tissue between the two. Can be ironed into place, but a press is preferred as it applies even pressure and heat to the whole surface.
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