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- ‘I was first drawn to the Vandyke process when I became dissatisfied with the lack of variety and character of the baryta base of conventional gelatin-silver photographic papers.’
- ‘Our real photo baryta inkjet paper is created through a desire to replicate as closely as possible the essence, quality and archival properties of traditional photography within an inkjet product.’
- ‘Regarding physical properties, their choice includes a wide range of surfaces made on baryta coated and resin coated paper base, their presentation includes all usual units of sale in different sheet and roll sizes.’
- ‘This gas is absorbed by barium hydroxide solution, an alkaline solution known as baryta water.’
Early 19th century: from baryte, on the pattern of words such as soda.
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