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    Mine is five blacklight fixtures from Home Depot screwed to the underside of a shelf in an IKEA shelving unit (IVAR, the deep one, not the bookshelf sized one). They all plug into a power strip which I then connect to a Gra-Lab digital timer. Total cost, including the shelving unit, was about $200. With this setup I can do up to 12x20 or 14x17. I probably could do 16x20 but I've never tried as I don't have anything that big. The lights are about 2" from the surface of the glass of my contact printing frame.

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    Yesterday I buy two T8/G13 18Watt UV lamps (32,7zł one ), for my ExBox.
    That be ok for 18x25cm - 30x40cm prints , Gum & Cyanotype ?
    Now I must buy, transformer etc...

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    Mine is six spiral BLBs on 2ix-inch centers. The box itself is MDF, with a plywood top. Flap front door, small exhaust fan. I have a switch to turn the lamps/fan on and off, and my practice is to leave it on for the entire printing session - the warmup time of fluorescent bulbs is a consideration if you use a timer to control exposures by switching the lamps on and off, so I just use a kitchen timer to measure how long a print has been 'in the oven'.


    The box itself takes up a lot of counter space, but it makes a great base for the dry mount press.
    Louie

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    I have eight 20 watt lamps (F20T12BL) in 2 lamp strip light fixtures mounted in a home made frame. The lamps are about six inches above the printing surface. It only took one evening to put it together.

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    My uv source consists of 9x18w Black Light Blue UV tubes fitted on the bottom of an home made mdf table, the vaccum frame below was taken from a Parker plate maker (20x16") Only made it 3 weeks ago, at the moment i am very pleased with it, exposure times for all alt processes i use range from 4-5 mins.
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    Alternative Photographic Processes blog http://altphotoblog.com/

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    Pizza oven with vacuum frame drawer. More details here, towards the bottom of the page.
    Last edited by Colin Graham; 04-18-2010 at 10:38 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Graham View Post
    Pizza oven with vacuum frame drawer. More details here, towards the bottom of the page.
    I read the whole page, and I'm really impressed. I'm a total klutz about building things. But I think I would actually have to see that vacuum frame to understand what makes it work.
    Charles Hohenstein

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    It is one of those things that's simple to make but very hard to describe, unfortunately...And I'm not sure how well it would work for POP processes- no way I can see to check the exposure without disturbing the registration. I still use a splitback frame for those.

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    I just got a used nuarc. somehow it sucks up (Like a company executive to the CEO) not down like I expected.
    "There are a great many things I am in doubt about at the moment, and I should consider myself favoured if you would kindly enlighten me. Signed, Doubtful, off to Canada." (BJP 1914).

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    Colin, Thanks for sharing your processes & equipment with us. Your work is beautiful and I'm sure it's breathtaking to
    see in person. I am curious where you obtain your 5x12 film?

    davidmcmahon
    www.davidmcmahonphotography.com

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