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  1. #1

    Default Which darkroom safe light?

    Hello, I am very new to screen printing and still setting up really. I have converted my bathroom into a dark room, but now can't see a thing I was just wondering if it's best if I go for a branded darkroom safelight or if there are more inexpensive alternative that will work that won't damage the exposure if the photo emulsion? I have googled around and some people seem to suggest red fairy lights...surely not? Thanks so much for any help!

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    Sorry for the typos...

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    I used to use one of these. Now I just move quick.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Philips-2...7583/100476633

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    I use a yellow "bug-light", you can get them at most hardware or grocery stores for a buck or two

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    stay out of the sunlight and you will be OK. Coat quick and then put your screens in a dark closet. When you expose, same deal. Unless you are using a real highspeed emulsion (no diazo) you won't get enough UV off normal lamps to affect the emulsion.
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    Todo es empezar.

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    Same. We don't use any safelight conditions for coating, only for drying.

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    I use a yellow light in my garage. I also have it so no light comes in from outside

    -loco

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    Wow, thank you so much for your replies! Can I just check I have understood this correctly? If I block the light coming in from the window outside and just use a soft bedside reading lamp for example while I position the film on the screen before turning on the exposure lamp it won't damage the exposure of the screen?

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    I'm using speedball Diazo emulsion...

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