Making 6x9 glassless negative plates for Durst 609 Enlarger
Have started blowing some of my medium format negatives beyond 8x10, and found the previously slightly irritating scratches on the glass of my negative carrier are now becoming a major problem. I know it is still possible to buy 6x9 glassless plates off ebay at enormous cost, but cant help but think this is something i should be able to make my self or source locally from a fabricator. Can any one give me some ideas, especially when it comes to successfully cutting a clean 6x9 hole out of steel or aluminium? I am very concerned about negative buckerling and movement under the light, so I think matt board is probably not going to hold the negative securely enough. All thoughts welcome!