There are a number of techniques for making
photographs on glass, ranging from screen printing to xerography and
more. One of the more interesting techniques involves "Liquid
Light", an alternative photographic process that can be used to
print on virtually any material, including glass.
The process is fairly straightforward, but
it does require familiarity with conventional photographic printing
processes. In addition to the Liquid Light emulsion, required
materials also include a photographic enlarger and standard photo
Start with coating the glass with Liquid
Light, a gel that must be used in a photo-safe environment (red or
dark amber light). After coating and drying, the material can
be exposed using a conventional enlarger, then developed by painting
the developer directly onto the glass. A final rinse, and an
archival quality photograph will remain.
For more about the Liquid Light process, check out
the Rockaloid site.
You might also be interested in the information on this
Alternative Photography website.
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