Well now that I am closer to doing my first alternative process printing (cyanotype) I thought it is time to consider building a UV light source. I have been pricing out fluorescent bulbs and began to wonder if I should line the inside (sides) of the box with mirror like material.

So ... does UV light reflect from a mirror? Is the extra effort worth the end result in my building plan?

In the interim (after I complete the sink install), what could I use (aside from natural sunlight) as a cheap UV light source for 4x5 contact printing?

Kind Regards