UVP X - Salted Collodion - Premixed

$31.95 - $114.95
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Easy to develop
Great for portraits

UVP X is a premixed salted collodion used for tintypes, ambrotypes, and glass negatives. It is formulated with two iodide salts and two bromide salts. It’s a cadmium-based formula that ages slowly, so you will have consistent results over a long period of time. Stored in a cool dark place, this collodion will maintain good working properties for 6-12 months.

UVP X is specifically formulated with a slightly higher bromide ratio, which aids in achieving good tonal range in portraits. Also, it is easy to see the image during development, which helps achieve the most from the collodion. It’s the fastest of the super stable formulas (Lea Formula 3, UVP-4, UVP-X). 

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  • 5
    UVPX is FIRE

    Posted by Sean Peeler on Dec 1st 2020

    I used UVP-3 for a few years, was relatively happy but hated the short shelf life and the constant management of mixing, aging, throwing out old unused product, and my impression was that the tonality was hit or miss, often too high contrast. UVPX gives me stupid nice tonality (beautiful even range), is easy to work with, and has incredible shelf life (used product a year old with great results). Of course the cadmium formula requires gloves at all times, but worth it for a collodion that just works wonderfully every time. 6+ years into wet plate and this is my go to, highly recommended.

  • 5
    Great formula

    Posted by Sheena Dorton on Nov 30th 2020

    Great collodion formula! Nice and bright results. This one is my go-to collodion for portrait work.

  • 5
    UVP X

    Posted by Herbert Ascherman on Jun 22nd 2020

    It's quick, that's for sure. Pricey, but worth it.

  • 5
    Love this stuff!

    Posted by John Berry on Mar 10th 2020

    I've gotten great results from the UVP-X collodion. I don't have time to shoot a lot, so a bottle of collodion usually lasts me several months. This stuff ages really well, and very slowly, and seems to keep its speed over that time period, which is great for the way I work.

  • 5
    long lasting and fast

    Posted by Chriso on Jan 28th 2020

    This stuff lasts for months, even in less than favourable conditions. Good tones for positives. Speed doesn't change much over 4 months.