[Alt-photo] Re: UV light box

Bob Cornelis bob at colorfolio.com
Wed Mar 5 22:18:00 UTC 2014

Thanks for the response, Charles. 

I went ahead and ordered 7 of these bulbs (sort of on a deadline to build this box), thinking I’d put them at least 4 inches apart giving me a coverage area of 24x28. I’ve heard these bulbs have a good, even “spread” so I’m hoping the 4 inch spacing is fine. I guess I can always buy more of them! 

Other opinions welcome!



On Mar 5, 2014, at 2:06 PM, Charles Ryberg <cryberg at comcast.net> wrote:

> I thought you would get answers from people with more experience that I--but so far, no.
> I use the same or similar tubes.  I have 8 tubes spaced over 12 inches, which is almost certainly closer than they need to be.  I can print 11 x 14 with this and can't see the need of anything larger.  I have used a unit at Southern Oregon University which had 4 ft tubes spaced about 6 inches apart and at least 8, probaby 10 or more inches from the paper. It worked well. It was open on three sides so many students could insert their projects at one time and could remove them without disturbing other's.
> My only question about yours is that you hope to print a 24 inch long image with 24 inch long bulbs--I'd guess you will get fall off.
> Charles Portland OR 
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