|Salt prints are made on papers without a surface coating such as a baryta
Due to the absence of such a layer, paper fibers can be clearly seen under relatively low magnification.
|Silver-based paper print without a binder, usually printed from either paper or glass negatives|
Salt prints are always matte, because they have no binder layer and thus retain all of the surface qualities of the paper they were produced on...
N.B. The salted paper technique was created by British photographer William Henry Fox Talbot.
He called his negative process calotype printing, while the salt print process was used for making positive prints from the calotype negatives.