I've been tooling around the GP site for a couple of months now researching past posts and feel sufficiently brain-dead enough to try setting up a silk screen shop under my house. My hope is that this thread will assist those in a similar boat and allow anybody, who wishes, to point out good or bad points in my process to help us all improve. I'll upload photos as I go. Thanks - Robert
I'm starting out with the "supercheap" overhead halogen option. The idea of a fluorescent tube light box appealed to me, but possibility of light bounce behind the positive resulting in loss detail put me off.
So far I've collected these parts:
Piece of 1/4" glass 19" X 32". Not UV treated as far as I can tell(apparent test is to hold a lit lighter or match on one side of the glass and look through from the other side - if the flame appears more than once it may be uv coated-this info from a glass guy here in Brisbane Australia where quite a bit of glass is uv coated).
Paid $10.00 at a tip shop.(A "tip" is a dump and a "tip shop" is where they put stuff that they have pulled out of the tip/dump that they think people will buy-love these shops-never know what they'll have and always amazed at what people throw away)
$23.00 at Bunnings (Australia's version of Home Depot)
Piece of foam I found on the highway.
More to come.