Quote Originally Posted by Jarvman View Post
Thanks Trevor, I'll get those ones then. About your light box, did you make it yourself? Is it worth me getting my cousin to make me one or shall I just go for 2 lamps to begin with? i'm just doing 10x8's for starters.
Gareth, I made my own from a bedside cupboard I bought from a house clearance shop. See pic.

You can try a couple of lamps to see how things go, but it depends on what alternative process you are using. I wanted mine for Pt/Pd printing so I knew I would need a fairly high light output. My 9x25W UV lamps give me an average exposure of 5 minutes with the contact print frame at a distance of 6" from the lamps. You can also use UV tubes, most people do but I wanted this setup for other forms of contact printing. So when I don't want UV lighting I simply remove the UV lamps and replace them with a 75W opal lamp. The whole setup is connected to an enlarger timer.

I don't go any larger the 8x10 but the cabinet will take 12x16".

Hope this is of some help?

Trevor.