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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), 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 (email@example.com), July 11, 2001.
There's quite a usable set of plans for a build-your-own exposure unit here:
-- Struan Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 11, 2001.
Thanks to all!! I guess it is settled, homemade it will be....:-))
-- Jorge Gasteazoro (email@example.com), July 11, 2001.