Definition: Device for creating prints, usually but not always, enlargements from a negative or transparency. * Consists of enlarger head assembly which consists of (a) light-source (b) film-carrier (c) enlarging lens (d) focusing mechanism that can slide on a column or optical bench arrangement nearer or further away from a baseboard that carries the photographic material for making the enlargement: the further away the enlarger head from the baseboard, the larger the enlarged image will be when it is focused. * Also (pedantically) referred to as projection printer.

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