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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    In USA I used this source

    http://www.howardglass.com/index.html

    It was recommended by another member here

    Cost was way lower

    Thin, polished edges, very clean
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    Great! Thank you.

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    J Lane Dry Plate Maki Brass Petzval 1 by Nokton48, on Flickr

    9x12cm J Lane Dry Plate Test exposed EI 1 dev straight Legacy Mic-X 18 minutes at 60F. Plaubel Makiflex 6 inch Brass Projection Petzval about F4. Arista 8x10 RC Matte #2 dev Multigrade. Omega DII with Omegalite Diffusion Head. RADA 9x12cm Normalfaltz Plate Holder with Makiflex Attachment
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    I contacted Howard glass. They quoted me 25 borosilicate glass plates for their minimum order of $350. That seemed insane. Did the guy steer me wrong and not understand or have things changed with them. I’m new to this and am not 100% on what I am after.

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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    I forget what exact glass I ordered, but it was the cheapest plain glass

    If the min is now $350, find out how many sheets of whatever size and thickness YOU want, which will be far more than 25 sheets of fancy glass

    Special orders of anything is not the same as off the shelf

    What size exactly do you want?

    and to fit what holder

    Quote Originally Posted by urnem57 View Post
    I contacted Howard glass. They quoted me 25 borosilicate glass plates for their minimum order of $350. That seemed insane. Did the guy steer me wrong and not understand or have things changed with them. I’m new to this and am not 100% on what I am after.
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    First, where are you in this world, that matters

    Two, you didn't read the whole thread

    I found my old post quickly

    Do not buy the sizes in the below link

    https://www.largeformatphotography.i...=1#post1142688
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    I missed the info in your post. This was the wrong kind of glass I was quoted. That price didn’t include shipping. BUT that was for 25 4x5 plates!

    “ Usually the Borofloat glass is used here.
    The closest thicknesses are 1.1 and 1.75 mm
    We have a $350 min order” (from quote)

    Thank you for them education that I am getting.
    It is appreciated.

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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    happy to share my adventures on shooting Jlane black Glass Ambrotypes plates (still a experimental product)
    bought a box of 4x5 and a packet of Lee No 2 monobath.
    Best results (yeah I shifted the camera after focusing )
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    Very interesting

    Thanks for posting!
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    Re: Dry Plates (handmade) - Tips & Tricks, Experiences & Examples . . .

    Very nice! What gauge of silver wire do I want to use when modifying 4x5 film holders to hold plates? I realize that they will leave white marks on the corners of the plates from their shadows. Not quite as elegant of a solution as Jason’s holders. But for learning and until I buy a few more, the modified ones will have to do. I am looking at 24 gauge silver wire. I need the smallest possible diameter that will have the strength to support the plates and las for a long while, since they will be epoxied in place. Thanks in advance.

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