UV exposure units that are under $2000. Please help.

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  1. digitalganesha

    digitalganesha TPF Noob!

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    I'm in desperate need of a proper UV exposure unit, but I really would like to avoid spending a fortune. I print up to 16X20 in various processes including Pt/Pd.

    How about vacuum frames? Any recommendations on these two crucial things would be greatly appreciated. Please.
     
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    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There's a 25" x 36" UV exposure unit on eBay (USA) right now for around $500.

    Vacuum frames are also listed on eBay from time to time.
     
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    digitalganesha TPF Noob!

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    Is that a suitable exposure unit for photography purposes?
    I always wondered if there is a difference between the kind we use and the screen printing ones. I'm an idiot when it comes to these.
     
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    Check out Bostick and Sullivan.com
    they have a range of good quality UV units. I have their 16X20.
    It was around 1000 bucks.
    It has consistant lighting and is well built.
     
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    oh when paired with a contact printing frame also from B&S. there is no need for vacuum unit.
     
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    A NuArc plate burner can be had for alot less than $2K, mine was free, I've seen them in the classifieds on Craigslist and such for under $200. All but the very largest 6kw units have a built in vacuum frame as well. An ideal unit for up to 20x24 would be the 26-1K. All the NuArc units have an integrator for consistent exposure as well.


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