View Full Version : UV light source

03-18-2006, 10:37 PM
I thought I'd throw in another UV light setup for those that like it cheap and simple. The reflector and bulb together were less than $20 at Menards. This is my current setup. I use a clamp on reflector clamped to a chair, underneath is the contact printer put on small boxes to maintain a good distance between the light source and the print (around 3 inches).

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/uvsetup1_4040.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/uvsetup1_4040.jpg)

03-18-2006, 10:39 PM
This is a closer view of the reflector and the spiral black light BLB.

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03-18-2006, 10:50 PM
These are the 2 bulbs I've used with success. The white one is a 30W spiral fluorescent bulb. The darker one is a 13W black light BLB. Both work.

This setup is not as sophisticated as Marv's or Gustavo's but it does work. Also, Marv's and Gustavo's setups will do larger prints so they are more versatile. I have been told that I could do 8x10 with my setup but I am skeptical of that.

To get started this is a cheap and easy way to go. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/uvsetup3_6084.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/uvsetup3_6084.jpg)