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    Southtown Press's Avatar

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    Default Should I buy this?

    I ran across a huge exposure unit for sale for 200 bucks. I'm not sure of the exact dimensions, but the exposure area is about the size of a full-size bed. It's built into a table and I think it's homemade, though well-made. I'm imagining all the mural-sized printing that could be done with this beast, but I'd have to rent a storage space or something to house it. I'm debating whether or not it's worth the trouble and -- if it doesn't work out -- how easily I might be able to get rid of it. I'm in south TX...

    Any thoughts?

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    Pics?

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    You need screens and a press set up, film output, squeegees and drying room and washout to take advantage of processing and printing 'large'

    price and opportunity are one thing. Ask yourself....

    what size do you print/what do you want to print?
    Can you afford to setup to take advantage of that size (along with the other equipment)

    the price is cheap if it works.
    Andymac

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    Todo es empezar.

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    You can always sell it for scrap. The scrap market has really taken off this year.

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    Yeah, I guess I'm mainly wondering if it's sensible to be thinking about pulling 5-foot wide prints without a dedicated shop space and water source. Everything I've done has been on a much smaller scale, i.e. burning screens at school; printing at home and rinsing ink in the tub; reclaiming at school. I've been shopping for a smaller unit to use at home, but this giant one is just way cheap. Problem is I don't even have a garage...

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    The cost to store it will eat up any money you saved.

    Sounds like you are trying to talk yourself into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metroactive View Post
    Yeah, I guess I'm mainly wondering if it's sensible to be thinking about pulling 5-foot wide prints without a dedicated shop space and water source. Everything I've done has been on a much smaller scale, i.e. burning screens at school; printing at home and rinsing ink in the tub; reclaiming at school. I've been shopping for a smaller unit to use at home, but this giant one is just way cheap. Problem is I don't even have a garage...
    Your going to have to also build a press big enough to use those screens, wich means even more space you need.

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    I don't think it wise for you to be trying to pull 5' wide prints by hand, but you can always shoot lots of small screens at the same time with this unit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squeegeethree View Post
    I don't think it wise for you to be trying to pull 5' wide prints by hand, but you can always shoot lots of small screens at the same time with this unit.
    how do you know the dude isn't 14 feet tall. if i were that tall i don't think that i would have a problem pulling a 5 foot print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andydiesel View Post
    how do you know the dude isn't 14 feet tall. if i were that tall i don't think that i would have a problem pulling a 5 foot print.
    True, I guess I take too much for granted.

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