Contact Printing definition
A way in which a lab replicates film. The print is created on a Contact Printer machine; the unexposed print stock and original film are attached together. As one emulsion is pressed against the other’s emulsion, they are sped by a light radiating through the original which then exposes the print stock with the same picture. There are a few kinds of contact prints, including answer prints, release prints, and workprints. In addition to contact printing, there exists optical printing which involves either creating a reduction print or making a blow up.