UV Plexi needed if the print is away from natural light?

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Postby Navinabob on Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:58 pm

Just curious what people's thoughts are on UV plexi if the print won't ever get any sort of natural light on it. Heck, it won't even get any sort of direct artificial light on it. Are there other protection benefits or is it safe to ditch it?

I'm leaning towards "better safe than sorry", but it'd mean I can frame up two prints instead only one within my monthly budget, so that's what prompted my question. Thoughts?
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Postby PLUSH on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:00 pm

Navinabob wrote:the print won't ever get any sort of natural light on it. Heck, it won't even get any sort of direct artificial light on it.


What, is it in your flatfile?
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Postby ErocAfellar on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:06 pm

glow in the dark?
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Postby Navinabob on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:32 pm

PLUSH wrote:
Navinabob wrote:the print won't ever get any sort of natural light on it. Heck, it won't even get any sort of direct artificial light on it.


What, is it in your flatfile?


It's home will be on a wall that has lighting coming down from the ceiling and pointing towards the ground. The fixture itself is about 6 feet from the walls. So the light that it'll get will be indirect if that makes any sense?

And no, not a glow-in-the-dark print.
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Postby jamesgunter on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:46 pm

unless you use LED lighting (and have no outside light) you still need it...
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Postby PLUSH on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:49 pm

always go with UV protection unless it is some really cheap print that you can replace later for cheap. But I would still go with it.
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Postby Navinabob on Mon Apr 07, 2014 2:56 pm

Thanks guys, I'm going with the protection option as suggested.
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Postby aldo on Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:52 pm

If you are looking for some LEDs, http://earthled.com/ is having a sale right now.
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Postby jamesgunter on Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:59 pm

my problem with LED light is its not anywhere near a natural looking light... im sure the bulbs will get better but the ones i have now almost have a green glow to the light
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Postby xangelx on Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:05 pm

My solution is to keep my prints in a flat file and only look at them in a pitch black room while wearing night vision goggles.

Better safe than sorry amirite?
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Postby mnelson on Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:19 pm

The night vision goggles really make the color in your prints POP!
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Postby FramerDave on Wed May 07, 2014 10:28 pm

jamesgunter wrote:my problem with LED light is its not anywhere near a natural looking light... im sure the bulbs will get better but the ones i have now almost have a green glow to the light


The 2700 K bulbs have a warm light that's nearly identical to the warm white of incandescents.
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Postby Timbrh2001 on Wed May 07, 2014 10:41 pm

FramerDave wrote:
jamesgunter wrote:my problem with LED light is its not anywhere near a natural looking light... im sure the bulbs will get better but the ones i have now almost have a green glow to the light


The 2700 K bulbs have a warm light that's nearly identical to the warm white of incandescents.


Sweet, wife just bought me about $300 worth of these for my basement.
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Postby Timbrh2001 on Mon May 12, 2014 4:52 pm

Just put up all my LED lights in my basement. Personally don't notice any difference in lighting quality between the LEDs and the regular floods I had in there before. I will say that even though they're dimmable, the low range in which they're able to dim to, is not nearly as low (hope this makes sense) as the regulars.
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