Print

Autotype

Autotype prints normally refer to CARBON TRANSFER prints produced by the Autotype Co. of London. In some cases Autotype refers to prints produced by the COLLOTYPE process. See our PHOTOMECHANICAL gallery.

The print we use to illustrate this process is an AUTOTYPE (carbon transfer) portrait by Sarony of well-known author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The card on which the print is mounted is 16.5 x 11.4 cm and bears the signature of Longfellow. This is one of the nicest pieces in our collection. Carbon prints as a rule, are rarer, more permanent and more desirable than Platinotypes. (Nadeau, Encyclopedia, p. xxx).

AutotypeLongfel425_8x6e The print we use to illustrate this process is an AUTOTYPE (carbon transfer) portrait by Sarony of wellknown author Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882). The card on which the print is mounted is 16.5 x 11.4 cm and bears the signature of Longfellow. This is one of the nicest pieces in our collection. Carbon prints as a rule, are rarer, more permanent and more desirable than PLATINOTYPES.

Portrait of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Sarony.

Collotype illustration of Autotype carbon printing from the book The A.B.C. Guide to the Making of Autotype Prints in Permanent Pigments, 1887. Collotype illustration of Autotype carbon printing from the book The A.B.C. Guide to the Making of Autotype Prints in Permanent Pigments, 1887.

collotype illustration of Autotype carbon printing from the book The A.B.C. Guide to the Making of Autotype Prints in Permanent Pigments, 1887.