Platinum Printing homemade light sources : LUSENET : B&W Photo: Alternative Process : One Thread

Does anyone have a web site for plans to make a UV light "cabinet" for printing alternative processes like platinum/palladium printing... other than the sun? I would appreciate any and all info pertaining to this. Cheers, Scott

-- Scott Walton (, June 14, 2000



-- Douglas Turner (, July 06, 2000.

There excellent plans in the brochure availble from Palladio in Boston (sura @ (Sura Steinberg at New American Platinotype Corp).

I built one for les than $100 Canadian in 2 evenings and it works very well. All my attempts to circumvent this with UV bulbs, flash etc were futile.

Dan Burkholder's book and website are very helpful. Photoshop negs on litho film are almost 100% transparent to UV unlike ordinary photo film. I can get good Pd/PT exposures in 40 seconds with a litho film neg from a service bureau vs 4-5 minutes under the UV source with HP5 8 x 10 film.

Clear film coloured deep orange in Photoshop, after converting to RGB gives very good results, as the Pd/Pt paper sees orange as total black.


-- richard ilomaki (, January 23, 2001.


"" is not the right address. try, or look for Palladio in a search engine.

-- richard ilomaki (richard, January 23, 2001.

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