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Photo Engineer
04-09-2011, 06:19 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.

PE

ChasBosio
05-20-2011, 09:24 AM
PE:

Thank you for this great information. This method is very interesting.
I will must give it a try with my wet plate camera.

Charles

kq6up
05-31-2011, 04:09 PM
This website has some good info:

http://www.thelightfarm.com/

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:

http://www.freestylephoto.biz/174052-Fomaspeed-Liquid-Emulsion-1-KG-+-Hardener-15ml?cat_id=108

Regards,
Chris Maness

vpwphoto
05-31-2011, 04:14 PM
Fun... thanks.
Always wondered about those donkey riding 16x20 wet plate photographers and how the heck they did it.
Thanks PE and crew!!!

Photo Engineer
05-31-2011, 05:13 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.

PE

Verveineverte
01-29-2012, 01:32 PM
Do I understand properly, that the plate here is being coated with regular emulsion? Not collodium?

Photo Engineer
01-29-2012, 02:45 PM
Yes, photographic emulsion, not collodian. However, collodian cannot be excluded entirely.

PE