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a print made by exposing a photosensitive surface to direct contact with a photographic negative

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The medium shots of the human figures in the original test footage (who were either members of Eastman's family or actors) are magnified to yield extreme close-ups of eyes that are examined frame by frame, with each advance of the contact printer functioning like a mechanical blink.
With an archivist at the British Film Institute, I used a contact printer to rephotograph the footage frame by frame, focusing on close-ups of the subjects' eyes.
It is difficult to identify production problems within a specific time frame due to the insufficient information marked by contact printers on internal components.
When you do contact printers about their specialties, ask for samples of their work and references, and find out whether the printer you contact will do the work in-house or send it to a third party.