display glass prints

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  1. jnanian

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    years ago i made a large series of glass positive prints
    they weren't ambrotypes or SG Ambrotypes
    ( reversal single step reversals )
    but images printed on dry plates ..
    i could never figure out a good way to display them ...
    i am thinking of doing it again, thinking i am that much older and wiser
    but i still have no clue how i will display them
    there will be spec/spot lights from the ceiling down and a white wall behind

    any suggestions ?
     
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    I’ve thought about doing something similar. I was thinking about large format slide film and gum/casein bichromates on glass. For the slide film, I’m definitely going to construct some flat light boxes using LED’s to backlight them. Maybe put a thick traditional frame over them, since I’ll beed a place to store some batteries and hide the depth of the light box. For the glass bichromates, I’m thinking maybe just mount them with some of that 3M mounting adhesive. Or maybe glue a string to the back. I’d need to do some experiments to see what works best. I’d try to do this as a bare glass plate with no frame. If the image is on the back, I might paint over them with some white paint. If the image is on the front, I’d likely coat it in some kind of varnish.
     
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    What about working with someone who does stained glass - they frequently attach a chain to the outside of their art or a frame so there's nothing across the image. Maybe someone could come up with a way to make a frame like those that fits your images?
     
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    That’s a good idea! You could solder a frame to it. But you’d probably want to do that before you coated the glass, as I bet the heat would damage the emulsion.
     
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    thanks for both of your suggestions
    ill post to this thread as my deadline gets closer..
     
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    I'd bet that you could find a frame for stained glass that has a hinged top, but has the attachment points already soldered to the side (or get someone to make one like that).
     
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    Free hanging from the ceiling.
     
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    Just hand them out to people walking by
     
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    hi bill
    i thought about that .. just have them on a molding on a wall and people pick them up and hold them and look
    but i worry that someone might drop one or get cut or break something or .. do the old "grab and go"
    i hate dealing with logistics..
     
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