a plate coating question

Discussion in 'Silver Gelatin Based Emulsion Making & Coating' started by dpurdy, May 2, 2008.

  1. dpurdy

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    I just have a quick question and I find the research I could do in this APUG section daunting.

    I am just wondering, as I have a plate glass back for my Rollei and I have lots of plate holders, how realistic is it to think of making a very slow simple emulsion to coat glass plates with? I read in another thread a while back that it is easy to make EI 1 emulsion. I like to do a lot of still life work and always use a tripod so slow film is fine with me. I am intrigued with the idea of coating my own little plates. Can I expect to get the ingredients and have some success, though not perfect, right away?
    Thanks Dennis
     
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    thank you dwross, there is a lot of info there and definitely enough to make a start.
    Dennis
     
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    Dennis - I'm in Portland and I've made dry plates. If you want to talk, let me know.

    Kirk
     
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    Interesting. You and I are in Portland and dwross is on the oregon coast. This is an all oregon thread. I will definitely keep you in mind for questions when I get to them. Thanks for the offer.
    Dennis
     
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    It's the rain here, Dennis, that does that.
     
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    If it is the rain, how can they possibly be "dry" plates? :wink: :D
     
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    I dunno how to keep it all dry, but here's another Oregonian (Portland) who is itching for nicer weather and more funds to make some 8x10 plates!
     
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    How many dry plate enthusiasts do you suppose live in Oregon? We've got to plan a get-together. How about sometime in August? That's likely to be appropriately dry, even here on the Coast :smile:.
     
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    OK - I'm in, Denise. Perhaps in Portland would give a better turnout? I can host.
     
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    I'm in too, and the coast in August is a cool place to go. However I need to get some plates made and used to be part of the group.
    Is dwross Denise?
     
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    Kirk,
    I was hoping you'd offer! Portland is a great place to kick off. If it were a Saturday, those who were interested in more could wonder over here to Newport on Sunday for an informal workshop/demo and some plate exposures at the docks.

    I say we call this a go. Whether we are a few or a crowd, it'll be fun and informative. Unbeatable combination.

    Denise
     
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    Dennis:

    Nice to meet you. Yup, 'd' is Denise.

    Good luck with your plates. August should give you enough time. But, I hope our little embryonic event will attract folks who are still in the "Definitely Interested (but not cooking yet)" stage. It's not like any of us are old, practiced hands - yet! I'd like to see that change over the next couple of years.

    Denise
     
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    OK, all you Oregon (and neighbors) dry plate fans. We're calling for the 1st Annual Oregon Dry Plate Party on the weekend of August 9-10, either split between Portland (Saturday) and Newport (Sunday) or both days in Newport. This is still in the beginning planning stages, so the details are embryonic. It may turn out that the sessions are split over different weekends. I can see advantages either way.

    I'll post more details by the first of July. In the meantime, give it some thought and weigh in on what you'd like to see. Whether we are two or twenty, I'm looking forward to a great time.

    Denise
     
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    Denise - I'll start a new thread so people can find this info.