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    Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Iíve located a bulk supplier of black glass and ordered some samples to test. Iím exploring the offering of silver gelatin based positive (ambrotype like) kit in conjunction with a monobath developer from Sam Hiser.

    In addition, Iíd be happy to support the collodion community and supply black glass blanks For traditional ambrotypes. Prices tbd.

    Right now Iím gauging interest, as Iíd have to buy in bulk to keep prices of both blanks and coated plates reasonable So, would this be of interest?

    The glass is smooth like float glass, 1.5mm thick. Could be cut to any size. From what I understand, the traditional sources for this have dried up.

    -Jason
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Yes, very interested in both products

    I am setting up to use an old Japanese 4.75" X 6.5" Plate camera with Book Style plate holders, the ones with locking edges on sides.

    It will be my wet and dry plate field camera

    Depending on pricing I may order 100 black glass plates, no emulsion, asap

    Then I don't need to cut my 5X7 glass plates down, as I was planning...
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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    I'd be interested in black glass for collodion use as well, depending on price of course.
    Keep us posted, and thanks for this, Jason.

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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Just a note for all.

    Jason got a big and growing response on FB.
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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Is the "silver gelatin based positive" something that will be able to be used in your dry plate holders?

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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Quote Originally Posted by cp_photo View Post
    Is the "silver gelatin based positive" something that will be able to be used in your dry plate holders?
    Yes. Nominal thickness would be 1.5mm and as a "dry plate" i.e. dried silver gelatin emulsion coated on glass they'd work just like the J Lane Dry Plates from a loading and shooting perspective.


    For the blanks that photographers would use as a wet plate ... those would be better off in a wet plate holder.
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
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    Re: Exploring offering of black glass for ambrotypes, silver gelatin ambrotype kits.

    Yeah, I'd love to try these! Currently shooting your 5x7 and (soon) 8x10 dry plates.

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