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im havin exposure troubles-- home made box

Posted on Sat, 1 Jul 2006 at 20:17



hey everybody-- i'm new to this.
I am using vellum paper. I have an exposure box which has 3 - 2foot long unfiltered blacklight bulbs.
Now, I'm not sure if I need a transparent inkjet paper, or if my exposure time is off, or not enough pressure on top--( i placed some heavy books on top-- )
i can't afford a nifty exposure box yet =( I CAN see what i want to print, but it keeps on comin up blurry. I feel like i'm missing something obvious. I have a picture of my exposed screen, if anyone wants to take a peek.
I'm using QX-1 Ulano fast exposing emulsion, on a 110 mesh count screen- about 10 centimeters away from the lights...I have applied 2 coats on each side and the instructions say 203 seconds-- for a 40watt tube-- welp, i have a 20watt unfiltered blacklight-- apparently they dont make 40 watts in the 2 foot form--- sigh...whats a girl to do?

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anthony-whalen says: I've never heard of people using blacklights for exposing screens. Get a metalhalide light. A 400w might work but a 1000w work work great. Set it about 2 feet away from the glass your puting your screen ...

I've never heard of people using blacklights for exposing screens. Get a metalhalide light. A 400w might work but a 1000w work work great. Set it about 2 feet away from the glass your puting your screen on.

posted on: Thu, 07/13/2006 - 12:00am

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