i have been pouring and shooting ( or enlarging on ) glass plates since about 1986 ... off and on ...
i think slavich in the fsu is one of the, or the last maker of glass plates. kodak made tmx glass plates
up untill a few years ago, and they were primarily used for scientific photography -- microscopy and astronomy
because of the solid glass substrate instead of film. i always wanted to buy some tmax100 plates
but unfortunately they cost $400 / 100 plates while film cost around $50 during the same time ... so i opted
to coat my own instead.
i like the tonal pallet of plates and paper much more than film ... and they are kind of fun to make
if you decide to coat and sell them, let me know, as if they aren't $400 / 100 plates that is