Best UV source for Platinum Printing : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

I would like to know the opinon out there in the best UV light source. Which one would you pick, Palladio, Edwards Engineering, NuArc, etc. So far I have done all by the sun, here in HOuston it shines mercilessly from feb till Oct. so so far is not a big deal, but I am ready to start testing etc. Mainly it would be nice to be able to print at home when is raining...which happens here a lot too....:-)) Thanks all for your help.

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, July 10, 2001


Years ago Palladio? put out the plans to make a uvlight source, with the help of a friend who knew how to wire the lights in tandem, it only cost me about $85.00 and it works great. My vote is for homemade. Pat

-- pat krentz (, July 10, 2001.

No personal experience to contribute here, but there is a good bit of discussion of this in Dick Arentz's book on platinum printing. Fantastic book to begin with, so if you don't already own a copy, now might be a good time to find one.

-- David Munson (, July 10, 2001.

I vote for the homemade also. You can use Black lights or BLB floro bulbs with good success. I have the Palladio plans and an article that was in Shutter Bug that I can scan and send you some PDF files if you want. Cheers

-- Scott Walton (, July 11, 2001.

There's quite a usable set of plans for a build-your-own exposure unit here:

-- Struan Gray (, July 11, 2001.

Thanks to all!! I guess it is settled, homemade it will be....:-))

-- Jorge Gasteazoro (, July 11, 2001.

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