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Baxter responded to the prevalence of photography by the issue of his Baxterotypes and sepia prints. As photographs were called "Daguerrotypes" after Daguerre, so Baxter called his "Baxterotypes" after himself. These prints were sold in sepia only and never in colours.
Speaking about this process, he said in an advertisement in January, 1855: "This process possesses great advantage over Daguerrotype, photograph, or Colotype, in the certainty of each copy being equal in quality, every one of them being a complete facsimile of the first impression. They can be produced in the most cloudy as well as the brightest weather, and at a cost considerably below those which are executed by the Daguerrotype, Colotype, or photographic process… Pictures executed by the Baxterotype process retain their beauty in all climates, the action of the atmosphere not affecting their production in the least degree."

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