Volume of Salted Collodion and Silver Nitrate required per in^2 of plate

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    BySumbergsStache Member

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    I have a limited amount of materials and I'm trying to figure out a ballpark quantity of solution required.
     
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    Square inch of plate is not the question, size of plate dictates how much silverbad you need,
    for 4x5 half a liter would be enough in a vertical tank, and make at least 250ml collodion so you can do some plates.
    I'm not so shure how much silver is used per plate But I think after 20 to 25 8x10 plates in a 1200 ml silverbath I check and maintain the silverbad.
     
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    Thank you for the response. Maybe I should reword it. How much collodion solution is used per 4x5 or 8x10 plate?

    You're saying that a 500ml silver nitrate bath is enough for a 4x5 and 1.2L is enough for a 8x10, and that solution will generally last from 20-25 plates?
     
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    You better buy a book, I can recommend "chemical pictures" by Quin Jacobson, His youtube channel also has a lot of information.