Meaning of Albertype in English:


Pronunciation /ˈalbəˌtʌɪp/


(also Alberttype)
  • An early form of the collotype process used especially for reproducing photographs; usually attributive.

    In the Albertype process a sheet of glass coated with a sensitized emulsion is exposed underneath the negative to be printed. The glass is then washed, and inked for use in printing.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art. From the name of Josef (also written Joseph) Albert, Bavarian photographer, who invented the process in 1868 + type, after German Albertotypie, the name of the process and Albertotyp, the picture produced by it (both 1868).