- a positive photograph taken directly on a thin plate of black-enameled iron coated with a sensitized emulsion; tintype
- the process of making such photographs
Origin of ferrotypeferro- + -type
transitive verb-·typed·, -·typ·ing
to give a glossy finish to (a photographic print) by squeezing into contact with a highly polished surface, usually chromium-plated steel, stainless steel, or plastic
- A positive photograph made directly on an iron plate varnished with a thin sensitized film. Also called tintype .
- The process by which such photographs are made.
ferro- + -type