I use a home-made assembly of florescent UV tubes and standard double tube
frame with a 5 minute spring timer. I expose for 3 to 4 minutes about 3"
from the plate. Works great. VERY inexpensive! Photo of similar but
smaller setup at Granthams stamp-making page
For 12" x 18", you'll want to consider
assembling three or four 24" two bulb fixtures. Takes about 2 hours to
build if you own a drill and screwdriver and a couple pieces of 1x6 cut to
Worth considering, and save your $$ for your next project!
. Very inexpensive At 02:51 PM 7/19/2002 +0000, you wrote:
> Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 21:45:34 -0000
> From: "rigolo65" <jerome@...>
>Subject: looking for small exposing unit
>I own a Vandercook that I bought from Archetype Press a few years back.
>I've unfortunately not been able to work with it as much as I would
>like to (I'm a graphic designer), mostly because of the cost of
>getting plates made, and feeling like I can't experiment as much as
>I'd want to. I'm looking to buy a small exposing unit (my Patmag is
>12"x18"). I have been searching the web, but I still feel a bit lost.
>Most units are much bigger than what I need. And I'm not sure if I
>should get a washup unit or not. I'm looking to spend $2-4,000 for it.
>I really want to start doing a lot more work on my press, less for
>client-based projects than for my own artistic work. Does anybody have
>good leads on smaller units?
>Thanks >>> Jerome