Home-made UV exposure unit
I have plans for a UV exposure unit, which can expose up to A2 photopolymer plates, using fluorescent tubes, and a vacuum cleaner. I find that A2 line and tone plates are easily made but for photographic photopolymer work, I can only go to A3. The unit can be made by a person with woodworking skills, but it requires an electrician to do the electrical wiring and would suit home studio use. The file is about 11mb. I can email the file to you, perhaps clear your email mailbox first.
Kinsten UV exposure unit
The Kinsten UV exposure unit is available via Kevin Dare in Perth, phone: 08 6465 9799, email: email@example.com.
It costs approximately $699. From my experience with this UV exposure unit, it works very will for hand drawn work. It is made to expose circuit boards. Because there are only 3 exposure fluorescent tubes, and they are widely spaced, the unit does not handle photographic or tonal work as well as line work.
What is the code on the fluorescent tubes in the homemade large UV unit?
The code on the 60cm fluorescent tubes in the large unit is: NEC Blacklight F120SBL 20 watt T10 Japan
The code on my smaller unit, using 30cm fluorescent tubes is: F8T5BL Taiwan