Formulated to react quickly when exposed to light, this paper contains silver halides in a gelatin binder. It is intended for handling in the controlled environment of a darkroom, printing with the aid of an enlarger, and requires chemical development to bring out the image in the print. Distinguished by their neutral, “black-and-white” tonality, gelatin silver papers first appeared in the 1880s, and became the most popular process of the 20th century thanks to their fast exposure times and relative ease of use.
Gelatin silver print (developing-out paper)
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