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    Default emulsion coating and safe lighting

    i am coating with ulano qtx-1 and qx-1 emulsion...

    how sensitive is that to non-safe light, also, what do i do if i dont have access to a darkroom...

    thanks

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    i juast coat under regular lighting as its not UV ...then put my screens in a dark closet until i expose them.

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    wait... that stuff's light sensitive?

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    we do the same.... coat under normal light, then dry in a closet. I don't think emulsion is light sensitive until its dry. Or not as senstive anyways.
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    you can get those bug lights too. i have never used them but someone i know swears by them. coats in the bug light lit room and stores and a dark cavern.

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    Qtx has a high threshold. It claims not to be light sensitive until it's dry, so you don't need to worry about coating. Just stay away from sunlight.
    Store in a closet or area sectioned off by black plastic.
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    yeah, i just do it at night with a 60 watt bulb that's across the room. turn off the light while it dries with a fan on it. never had a problem.

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    just dont do it in a room with sunlight and youll be fine.

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    I use a red floodlight from homedepot, it's so bright that I have no trouble working, and no effects on my emulsion. Never used any other light source though

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    you can use a regular incandescent light bulb, just make sure you cover up your windows, you can use a bug light or a red light, but all of three all filter about the same amount of uv rays.

    emulsion is uv sensitive not light sensitive.

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