Am wanting to dip my toe into the world of pt / pd printing and wanted to ask a basic question. If it's a daft one, please be gentle....

I'm a member of a local artists print studio where I have full access to lots of great facilities. At the studio I work on the hybrid polymer photogravure process. The studio has a wonderful large vacuum uv box which I use for exposing polymer plates.

Rather than buying a contact frame for my intial dip into pt / pd printing, could I / would I be better using this uv vacuum box at the studio? (Am looking at starting with smaller prints intially then working upwards as I (hopefully!) become more proficient).

Thanks for your help,
Gavin