Definition of carbon process in US English:

carbon process


  • A method of making photographic prints that uses a pigment, especially carbon, contained in a sensitized tissue of gelatin.

    • ‘However, Pyrocat is a much more energetic developer if diluted 1: 2: 100 and I use this dilution for all of my development of 7x17 and 12x20 film which are intended for printing with the carbon process.’
    • ‘What developed - after 20 years and several million dollars - was a modern, high-resolution version of the classic carbon process that produces a high-quality color photo that will not fade.’