8×10 Polished copper plates?

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    Bingtan
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    Hi everyone,

    Anyone know where I can get 8×10 plates?

    In the absence of finding silver plated plates, I’ve spoken w a few friends but no one seems to know where we can get polished copper plates for silver plating?

    No luck in Daniel smith, rio grande and dick blick..

    Bing

    #17485

    Sean Culver
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    I haven’t bought plates in a few years. I’ve been helping Bing shophere in the U.S. Daniel Smith has phased out their printmaking supplies. I went to Blick in Chicago today and the plates (supplied by K&S in Chicago) do not have a mirror finish (and they seem to be overpriced.) Does anyone else have a source for copper?
    -Sean

    #17486

    nawagi
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    Renaissance Graphic Art Supply carries them in 2 styles: economy and polished.

    NWG

    #17490

    jgmotamedi
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    I have shifted over to brass, and get them here:
    https://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=1590&step=4&showunits=inches&id=1116&top_cat=79
    All metal from this site that has PVC on one side is mirror finish. They also have copper with PVC on one side, but I have no experience with it.

    #17491

    phuphuphnik
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    I have had bad luck plating onto brass, I get a yellow scum on it. I’m using a cyanide bath for it. Graphic has 8×10, unpolished.
    https://www.graphicchemical.com/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=263&cat=Economy+Copper+Plates+16+Guage+%28.064%29

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