Zone VI Enlarger (Type 1) Negative Carriers

Discussion in 'Darkroom Equipment' started by SKOMP, May 4, 2011.

  1. SKOMP

    SKOMP Member

    Feb 26, 2011
    4x5 Format
    Hi Everyone -

    Does anyone know where you can purchase Zone VI negative carriers - especially 6x7 and 35mm? Other an EBAY...

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Keith Pitman

    Keith Pitman Subscriber

    Mar 21, 2004
    Pine Junctio
    Large Format
    Those negative carriers haven't been made for many years. You'll have to watch Ebay, and expect to wait a while and pay a lot. You can make negative carriers though. Here's what I did: have a piece of single strength glass cut to the full size of your negative stage. Then have a thin piece of plexy cut to the same size. Tape one edge of the two pieces together to make a hinged sandwich. Finally, cut a piece of black construction paper to the same size as the glass/plexy sandwich and cut an opening in the construction paper to the appropriate size for your negative. You now have a negative carrier and it's cheap. It has the advantage of keeping the negative very flat--no popping. Just make sure you keep all surfaces clean.