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Installing Traveling Tank Plexi Paddles
Instructions for retrofitting your traveling tank lid with a plexi paddle.
Replacing/Upgrading Traveling Tank Brackets
Here's a short video explaining how to upgrade/change your traveling tank stand brackets.
Using Wire Dip Tank Hangers
Over the years, we've had lots of questions about using wire plate hangers in the traveling tanks....
Troubleshooting Tin Artifacts
There's been a lot of chatter out there over the years about image artifacts that appear on tin....
Refining Low Proof Alcohol
Learn to refine lower proof alcohol for use with collodion.
The traditional method of finishing a plate is to varnish it after it's thoroughly dry. This is...
Preparing Glass Plates for Collodion
How to prepare glass for use with collodion films.
Preparing Tin for Collodion
Things to know when using pre-coated aluminum sheet for tintypes.
Specral Sensitivity of Collodion Film
The spectral sensitivity of collodion is markedly different than what the eye sees. Here are some...
Using Modified Sheet Film Holders
How to use a modified sheet film holder with wet plate collodion.
Hazards of Over Development
For crisp clean images, avoid excessive development times.
Safety Data Sheets
Because the wet-plate lab deals with a wide variety of potentially hazardous materials, the first...
Peeling & Lifting
The "usual suspect" for collodion that peels or lifts from the plate is a plate that has been...