Glass plates and Beseler 45

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  1. proslambanomenos

    proslambanomenos Member

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    Hi all,

    I have some old glass plates and want to know what type of negative carrier to use so i can enlarge them in my beseler 45. I have a 45 carrier, but what with these plates being glass, the carrier won't fold down flush.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. ann

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    I did some glass plates years ago, get yourself an omega 4x5 carrier , the one that comes apart. worked great.

    it will fit the besler 45
     
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    I contact print my plates, but what Ann said should work well.

    - Randy
     
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    The simplest method is to fold a piece of shirt board in half, cut out the mask opening, and sandwich the plate inside.
     
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    I also contact print glass plates. Did one this morning in fact - on POP and gold toned. Glass plate was Ilford r25 which I developed in lc29.