Re: Question on Metal Halide

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 07/15/04-05:08:47 PM Z
Message-id: <a06020400bd1cbe33055f@[]>


If you use a 1000 watt metal halide lamp at 40" from the printing
frame your exposures should be fairly short, and the circle of
coverage should allow up to about 20X24" prints with minimal fall-off
at the corners.

However, if I were looking for a light at this time my first search
would be on ebay for something like a NuARc 261K. Or check out the
unit Ed mentions. You can probably actually save money by buying a
new platemaker than by building or assembling your own. These things
are going for peanuts on ebay.


>My ancient Violux printing lamp died on me this week. I've been looking for
>a replacement and I've been reading Sandy King's excellent rundown on UV
>sources at I'm interested in the HID Metal Halide and
>Mercury Vapor lamps, but I'm concerned about lengthy exposures. Does
>anybody here use of these? Any ideas on how long of an exposure I might
>need with the bulb far enough away to cast a 40" circle of light?
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