Quote Originally Posted by Allan Phoenix
Howdy all, I have a small fluorescent setup that I made for doing pd/pt work but was recently reading about graphics industry plate burners and associated lights. I was wondering whether any one had any experience with Olec graphics lamps or the like? They sound like they would be very bright (1000w-1500w) and would print quite fast, any thoughts?

Cheers,
Allan
Olec graphic lights are high quality units, but with a 1000w-1500w unit your exposure times are not likely to be a lot faster than with your fluorescent unit. My NuArc 26-1K plateburner, which has a 1000 watt metal halide lamp, actually prints slower than my UV bank of BLB tubes.

Another thing to consider is that unless you also buy a light integrator to use with the Olec unit you will have to turn it on for about 2-3 minutes to warm up before beginning exposures. This may make it less convenient to use than the bank of UV tubes. If you buy the Olec I would definitley recommend getting a light integrator to use with it.

Sandy