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Re: facial tanners for UV light?

Thanks John.  Nice piece of work.

- Gregg

On Mar 2, 2008, at 11:28 AM, john@johnbrewerphotography.com wrote:

Hi Greg

This is what I use. http://www.johnbrewerphotography.com/UVunit.pdf

Hope that helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Kemp [mailto:gregg@roanokesound.com]
Sent: 02 March 2008 15:54
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: facial tanners for UV light?

I have seen some low-end models for around $100.00 new and going for
around $50 on ebay.  These are all four 15w bulbs.

- Gregg

On Mar 2, 2008, at 10:23 AM, Christina Z. Anderson wrote:

How much does a facial tanner unit cost?  I bought my 11x14 Edwards
lightbox for $500 a while back.  It is a charm.  It has 8 15w bulbs
in it, so I would first be concerned that the exposure unit you are
talking about is not wide enough.  Second, I bought my big unit from
Sam Wang (who can chime in here) and he I think had someone build it
for him.  That has 12 20 inch 25W UVBL bulbs in it, and I can do all
sizes up to 16x20 but if my actual print were fully 16x20 it would
be difficult to expose the edges.  I bought it used for $250 which
has been worth every penny.

If you are handy as a builder (I am certainly not) there is a
diagram in the back of one of Nadeau's books on how to build one,
and maybe somewhere else (does anyone know where else on the web is
one?).  I think the supplies only run maybe, say, $150 or so, so
I've heard.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Gregg Kemp" <gregg@roanokesound.com

To: <alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 7:39 AM
Subject: facial tanners for UV light?

I spent my first day making cyanotypes yesterday and was having a
great time and feeling like I was making real progress.   Then I
started losing the sun before I was ready to quit for the day.  I
had  read an article on the alternativephotography.com website
that  mentioned using a "facial tanning solarium" and am ready to
buy one in  order to print when I have time, rather than just sunny
days.  I want  to be sure to get something that will work, and not
sure of what  technical requirements to look for. I have seen
several models  advertised on the internet with four 15w UV bulbs.
Does anyone on  this list use some type of "facial tanner" for
exposing prints?  Any  advice on brand, model or features - just
switch it on and off,  right?  Is there a better way to go for just
occasional printing?

Thanks for any help.

Gregg Kemp

Gregg Kemp

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