What a coincidence, i just bought this same one used. The prints he made were detailed great but if you convert it like you want it would probably be better...i am thinking of converting this one too, but want to try it as is first.
Great post, I didnt even know the name of it until now.It looks to me to be good quality, I'm going to try it on sat. and will post a pic of a print.
It was a deal off craigslist, 4color 1 station hopkinns,flash,hatpress, screens,inks and squuegies for 600.00.
That ex.unit looks like it is 2-3 thou...I would try to talk them down too.
I just bought one on Craigslist for $250. I believe it is a National xp5500. Just tried doing an exposure test last night. 2 min washed out but 3+ didn't. It may take a while to perfect exposure times.
We had that one at the university and it works great. you HAVE to have the cooling fan on or else the heat from the bulbs will cause them to burn out. It was great for creating very fine halftones on our 220 screens.
I did a step test last night and had perfect washout from 2.5 to 4
min. This is by far nicer than a 500 Watt halogen at 18" for 13 min. That put out way to much heat and baked my emoltion. No more pressure washing out my screens.
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