ziatype n. a photo-printing process that uses palladium and platinum and does not require developer fluid. Etymological Note: The process was created by photographer Richard Sullivan of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Technical details of ziatype can be found at his web site, where it is explained that “the Ziatype was named for the ancient New Mexico Anasazi pueblo people’s symbol for the sun. The Zia is the familiar circular image with 4 sets of 4 rays seen on the flag of New Mexico.” (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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