View Full Version : Making a photographic plate by hand
04-09-2011, 07:19 PM
Well, by using the hand pouring method, any size can be coated depending on the skill of the operator. I also happen to have a 12" coating blade. :)
So......... Any size.
05-20-2011, 10:24 AM
Thank you for this great information. This method is very interesting.
I will must give it a try with my wet plate camera.
05-31-2011, 05:09 PM
This website has some good info:
I really like the look of his hand made ortho film.
Have any of you guys tried hand coating with commercial ready made emulsion? Here is an example:
05-31-2011, 05:14 PM
Always wondered about those donkey riding 16x20 wet plate photographers and how the heck they did it.
Thanks PE and crew!!!
05-31-2011, 06:13 PM
Well, don't forget the workshop I am giving at George Eastman House in October on making 3 grades of Azo type paper for printing all of these LF plates and film coatings! :D Next year, we hope to run a Kodabromide type enlarging workshop and later on give the ortho emulsion a run or two.
01-29-2012, 02:32 PM
Do I understand properly, that the plate here is being coated with regular emulsion? Not collodium?
01-29-2012, 03:45 PM
Yes, photographic emulsion, not collodian. However, collodian cannot be excluded entirely.