RE: Homemade UV printing unit

From: Schuyler Grace ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 12/21/04-11:56:28 AM Z
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If you are concerned about costs, one place to check for BL tubes is I got two cases of 48" BL tubes (they have all sizes) for a
little less than $10.00 per tube. But you won't have to buy that many to
get a price break -- I think the minimum was two or three tubes.


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Healy []
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:27 AM
Subject: Re: Homemade UV printing unit

Thanks, Jan. Yeah, Home Depot's 24" BL bulbs aren't much more expensive,
about one
dollar more. And they are 20 watt, as opposed to only 15 watt for the 18".
Then again,
their 48" bulbs are 40 watt, but I'm just not sure I'll have anyplace in the
house to keep
something that size. I'll have to think about that. For now, it does look
like I should at
least avoid the 18" bulbs. Too small.


On 21 Dec 2004 at 16:33, wrote:

Date sent: Tue, 21 Dec 2004 16:33:53 +0000
Subject: Re: Homemade UV printing unit
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> Michael,
> I have build a number of UV boxes. The half box is just over 20 x 24"
> OD it has 8 24" tubes 20 watts per tube. 2' and 4' tubes may be easer
> to get than 18" and may be cheaper in the long run. Also what it the
> wattage of the 18" tube. Wattage is exposure time.
> Hope this may help
> Jan Pietrzak
Received on Tue Dec 21 12:45:32 2004

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