Re: "blacklight" tubes and light sources in general

From: Hamish Stewart ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 02/14/05-03:41:20 AM Z
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Iain, an alternative to UV tubes is a metal halide light source. I bought
mine from a hydroponics supplier 'growell' and am very happy with the
results. I print gum and having used a number of light sources decided this
suited me best. Most people use UV tubes however.


Hamish Stewart Gum Bichromate Photographer -

On 14/2/05 00:30, "Iain" <> wrote:

> Hi list, a newbie question about light sources:
> I am thinking about artificial light sources as sunshine is in short supply
> here in London most of the time, and especially this time of year!
> The obvious solution seems to be a UV lightbox which got me thinking about
> the most suitable tubes to use. My local DIY outlet sells 2ft 18watt
> "blacklight" UV tubes at a more-or-less affordable price. Would these be a
> good choice? My printing frame is about 11.5" x 15" so how many tubes
> should I use?
> Any other suggestions or info would, naturally, be most welcome.
> Thanks,
> Iain

Hamish Stewart Gum Bichromate Photographer -
Received on Mon Feb 14 03:42:25 2005

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