Materials and Sources

Alphabetical List of Suppliers

 

Listed by Tutorial Number

Tutorial #1 (Zone System Basics):
Stouffer Step Wedge: Model #T3110  Click here to visit Stouffer   (preferred choice)

Kodak Step Wedge: Step Tablet No. 3, available at most larger professional camera stores or from Calumet (part #152-3414)   Click here to visit Calumet  (not optimal for these tutorials)

Tutorial #2 (Safety):
Chemical worker's gloves: Available at any chemical wholesaler or from Tri-Ess Science

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS):  Click here to visit one good source

Tutorial #3 (Measuring):
Scales: available from most good science supply stores or from Ohaus, Tri-Ess Science, or from Photographer's Formulary
Click here to visit Ohous        Click here to visit Formulary

Potassium Fericyanide & Ferric Ammonium Citrate (green) & Classic Cyanotype kits (don't buy "New Cyanotype" kits or chemicals for these lessons). Raw chemicals are available from most good science supply stores or Tri-Ess. Kits are available from Bostick & Sullivan or Photographer's Formulary.
Click here to visit B&S    Click here to visit Formulary

Both of these sources can sell you chemical bottles, graduates, and mixing rods.
Click here to visit Tri-ess       Click here to visit Formulary

Tutorial #4 (Coating):
Platinotype Paper (white or natural) and coating rod (Puddle pushers) are available from Bostick and Sullivan   Click here to visit B&S

Arches 90lbs watercolor, Fabrino Aristico, and Somerset Satin are available at better art supply stores or from Daniel Smith Artist's Materials.  Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Reves BFK is available at most art supply stores. (not optimal for these tutorials)

Brushes are available at art supply stores and hardware supply stores or from Daniel Smith Artist's Materials.   Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Masking tape and plate glass are available at hardware supply stores.

Newsprint (blank newspaper) is available at box and moving supply stores.

Glass with safety edges is available at hardware supply stores.

Tutorial #5 (First Print):
Contact frame: Hinged back models are available from Bostick and Sullivan  Click here to visit B&S, Doug Kennedy hand makes wonderful ones: email: dbkennedy at ndo.net, and Calumet sells some reasonably priced metal ones  Click here to visit Calumet

35mm style proofing frames are available at better camera stores or from Calumet   Click here to visit Calumet

1/4 inch glass with safety edges is available at hardware supply stores.

Photo chemical trays are available at better camera stores or Calumet   Click here to visit Calumet

Black mat board is available at better art supply stores or from Daniel Smith Artist's Materials. Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Acetic acid (between 70 and 90% pure) is available at better camera stores.

Tutorial #6 (Zone System Part 2):
No new materials mentioned.

Tutorial #7 (Spot Meter of Index Cards):
Index cards are available at most stationary stores.

Stouffer Step Wedge: Model #T3110  Click here to visit Stouffer (preferred choice)

Kodak Step Wedge: Step Tablet No. 3, available at most large professional camera stores or from Calumet (part #152-3414)   Click here to visit Calumet (not optimal for these tutorials)

Light boxes are available at better camera stores or Calumet  Click here to visit Calumet

Close-up filter sets (diopters) of #1,2 and #4 strength are available in assorted brands (including Tiffen) at better camera stores or Calumet  Click here to visit Calumet

Black mat board and black paper are available at better art supply stores or from Daniel Smith Artist's Materials.   Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Dimmer switches are available at hardware supply stores.

Tutorial #8 (Film):
Mat board and glue are available at better art supply stores or at Daniel Smith Artist's Materials.   Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Suggested films (Kodak T-max 400 or Ilford HP-5+) and suggested developer (Kodak HC-110) are available at most large professional camera stores or from Calumet  Click here to visit Calumet

Lesson #9 (Development):
Mat board and glue are available at better art supply stores or at Daniel Smith Artist's Materials.   Click here to visit Daniel Smith

Suggested films (Kodak T-max 400 or Ilford HP-5+) and suggested developer (Kodak HC-110) are available at most large professional camera stores or from Calumet  Click here to visit Calumet

Lesson #10 (MBT):
No new materials mentioned.

Lesson #11 (UV Light):
UV Fluorescent tubes: Type BL (not type BLB) such as F15T8/BL  Available at full service light bulb stores (I use "Light Bulbs Unlimited, a national chain) or from Bulbs Direct on the web  Click here to visit Bulbs Direct

Wood, screws, glue, white paint, and AC strips are available at hardware stores.

Black cloth is available at craft or sewing stores.

Lesson #12 (Palladium)
All Chemicals, eyedroppers, and Platinotype Paper (white or natural) are available from Bostick and Sullivan Click here to visit B&S

Lesson #13 (Print Time)
No new materials mentioned.

Tutorial #14 (Selenium):
Kodak Hypo Clearing Agent and Selenium Toner are availabe at better camera stores or Calumet   Click here to visit Calumet

 

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May 29, 2014
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