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    Default Cheapest exposure method?

    Hi everybody,
    An amateur screenprinter attempting to start out with a few designs. I've built my shirt jig, have my screens, emulsions and inks. However, while I want to rely on the sun for my exposure, I find that it's cloudy often most of the days, and I usually get home too late from work/school (6/7++) to really be able to have a chance to catch the sun's free rays, thus sadly, the sun isn't an option as an exposure unit.

    So here's my question, what's the cheapest way to burn exposures reliably? I have an exposure calculator, and really, I just need something that will burn my screens consistently each time.

    Thanks!

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    the sun.

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    thermonuclear war
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    Quote Originally Posted by lil_tuffy View Post
    the sun.
    Did you even read what I wrote? I'm usually out from 7am-6pm in a lab. I'm looking for alternatives to the sun.

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    500w work light from home depot. $10

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodeci View Post
    Did you even read what I wrote? I'm usually out from 7am-6pm in a lab. I'm looking for alternatives to the sun.
    to be honest, no. I did not read the words you wrote.

    The moon?

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    THeres alll sortz of radiation in SPayce

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    kthxbai!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nodeci View Post
    Did you even read what I wrote? I'm usually out from 7am-6pm in a lab. I'm looking for alternatives to the sun.
    sunrise? sunset? get a ladder or do it from the top floor of an apartment building....









    sorry. you're new here.








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    Seriously. Something that has always worked in a pinch is lighting broccoli farts. That blue flame has the correct UV A+B in the 330-400nm range - Kozik will bottle those for free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andymac View Post
    Seriously. Something that has always worked in a pinch is lighting broccoli farts.
    Not broccoli, broccoletti! Better eggs, however nodeci, an alogen light 500-1000 Watts is okay. Be sure to turn on a blower and point it to the glass over the screen to prevent to cook the emulsion(alogen ligth is hot).

    Viva i broccoletti!
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