Best Glass for UV Contact Printing

Discussion in 'Contact Printing' started by Neil Poulsen, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Neil Poulsen

    Neil Poulsen Subscriber

    May 28, 2005
    4x5 Format
    I seem to remember from my college days that regular glass filters UV. What's the best glass for UV contact printing in a print frame.

    Is possible UV filtration the only issue one deals with in selecting a glass? Can Newton rings be a problem? I'm going to be printing with digital negatives.

    Gosh, I just saw a pre-existing thread ON THE SAME PAGE as my thread. I obviously missed it. Apparently, there's a Water White glass that does a good job at passing UV light. But, I don't see too much mention of whether or not Newton rings can be a problem, or how to prevent it.
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  2. User Removed

    User Removed Guest

    Sep 29, 2004
    Plastic Cameras
    I just use regular old picture frame glass. It cost more if you want the UV Protective layer on just dont get that.