Silver Halide printing is a photo printing method that is over 100 years old. This method for printing photos is considered by many professional photographers to be the gold standard of photo printing. Silver Halide printing is sometimes also referred to as a “Chromogenic Print”, “C-Type”, “C-Print” or “Dye Coupler Print”.
The Silver Halide printing method involves coating a photo paper with a light sensitive formula that has dyes embedded in it. The photo paper is then exposed to light to bring out the image. With Silver Halide printing there is no actual transfer of ink from a printing nozzle to the photo paper. Silver Halide prints will produce a continuous tone known as “Contone”. This Contone results in smooth transitions and a greater range of lights and darks.