Wet gate

EN: Wet gate

Cinematografie

A contact printing method, made on a specially equipped printing machine, where the film is in a liquid that temporarily fills in any scratches on the base, preventing them from refracting light and showing up in the print. Commonly, answer prints are printed with a wet gate. Labs often charge a little extra for wet gate printing.
The Pollio Folio - Glossary of Cinematography Terms