In my case I am interested in 2, 1, and 3, in that order.
I am at the moment interested in seeing a film emulsion, which isn't too complicated, keeps well (in the best case up to 5-6 months) and gives repeatable results, which I am able to coat on glass.
Easy and repeatable is key for me - I can live with coating say, 10-12 plates and use them within one or two days time. Speed is not a big problem, I am happy with something like iso 6-12. The long term aim is to be able to be self sufficient enough to make salt/albumen prints from my own glass plates.
“Do your work, then step back. The only path to serenity.” - Lao Tzu
#2 should not be a problem as long as film is made & someone is willing to cut it to my formats.
#3 should also continue since many digital users want to imitate the analog look.
#1 is my chief concern. Hand coating paper for contact printing, whether by brush, rod or another device, is very appealing.
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