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An Albertype is a picture printed from a kind of gelatine-coated plate produced by means of a photographic negative.[1] The process was invented by Josef Albert in 1869.[2][3]

The technique is similar to collotype, but substitutes the gel plate for the lithographic stone used in collotype.[2] Heliotype, invented in 1871 by Edwards, is another similar process.[2]


  1. ^ The Photographic News: A Weekly Record of the Progress of Photography, Volumes 31-32. 1887. p. 187.
  2. ^ a b c Hentschel, Klaus (2002). Mapping the Spectrum: Techniques of Visual Representation in Research and Teaching. Oxford University Press. p. 156. ISBN 9780198509530.
  3. ^ Hannavy, John (2013). Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography. Routledge. ISBN 9780415972352.