Quote Originally Posted by Davec101 View Post
On that link you posted i tried the model at the bottom which is beige in colour.

Ideal distance with my own set up, shown below is approx 9 inches, bulbs 1 3/4 inches apart.

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On a budget others options are to create a uv exposure unit yourself with uv tubes in a wooden enclosure, instead of using a vacuum use a heavy sheet of glass, will work upto 11x14 inches any larger you really need a vacuum unit to maintain sharpness across the print.
Thanks again for info. Will now investigate the possibility of a homemade unit (well actually a made-for-me by a friend who is a joiner to trade!).

Another question though, possibly very stupid, so be gentle .

I lustfully looked the picture of your setup, looks fabulous.
But if the bulbs are at the top facing down onto the paper, how does your vacuum work??
(I use a huge UV box at the Print Studio for polymer photogravures which has vacuum on top on a hinged lid, and bulbs below. The plates are placed face down facing the UV bulbs, and the top lid closed, then the vacuum seal is used to hold plate flush to glass).