Silver print Silver print refers back in time to when all photographic prints were made from paper coated with silver salts. It ended up being a generic term in the context of photo art, but has since the advent of digital printing lost its significance amongst contemporary photographers and photo art collectors. Black and white analogue photographs have traditionally been copied on silver prints and C-type prints. But increasingly, photographers reproduce their art by other means. They use laser or inkjet printers from computers. The new techniques are advanced Gicleé prints of many dpi (dots per inch) or rather ppi (pixels per inch) often using Epson high-end plotters on archival-quality paper using light-fast pigments.