RE: Where can I buy polished plates?

From: Marc Gommé ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/19/04-10:06:01 AM Z
Message-id: <005001c46daa$496db150$>

Hellooooooooo Jon,

Thickness of the plate 0,6mm and for the silver layer I use elektrolyse.
Are making dags ? If os ... can you give me some info about the color of the
jodium-layer you use.

Have a nice day,


  -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
  Van: Jon Danforth []
  Verzonden: maandag 19 juli 2004 13:28
  Onderwerp: Re: Where can I buy polished plates?


  What plate thickness are you using? How are you silver-plating?

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Marc Gommé
    Sent: Monday, July 19, 2004 3:06 AM
    Subject: RE: Where can I buy polished plates?


    I am testing the process of making daguerreotypes
    I use an electric buffer to polish copper-sheets myself. For a plate of
4x5inch it takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
    When I ask to cut my plates in the factory ... I insist to be very
carefull because I do not want scratches on them ...

    Marc (Belgium)

      -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
      Van: []
      Verzonden: maandag 19 juli 2004 4:40
      Onderwerp: Re: Where can I buy polished plates?

      I don't know how high a degree of polish you need for your Polaroid
transfers but you might find that the copper from a roofing supplier used
for flashing may be sufficient and would be relatively reasonable for larger
pieces. Since this is a relatively malleable metal you could probably also
polish it further with a power buffer or a buffer wheel on an electric
drill. Just some alternative thoughts to the art supply sources.


Received on Mon Jul 19 12:08:06 2004

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