I am starting out in Platinum printing, and am building up the equipment and che micals I will need.
One of the things I'm having trouble finding is a UV lightsource.
I've seen that Aristo make a platinum printer, but I already have a contact fram e, and only need the light. I've seen a plan for making my own, that uses 2ft B lack flourescent (not sure about the spelling) tubes, but I haven't really got t he time (or the ability) to build it myself.
I believe you can get a mercury black light which has an eddison screw fitting, but I'm not sure if it would give even coverage. I will be printing 5x4" initia lly, going up to 10x8". I won't be going larger than that until I've had consid erable experience on these smaller formats. Has anyone used this type of lamp, and if so, is it as good as the strip lights?
My other problem is that I live in the UK, and I haven't been able to locate any supplier over here.
Any advice will be greatfully received.