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LED Lighting for Large Format Printer Hood

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by CanDoASign4U, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. CanDoASign4U

    CanDoASign4U Member

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    In the deep recesses of my tiny mind I thought I saw a post about LED lighting be used in the hood of a large format printer so that you could see the print as it is being produced but for the life of me I cannot find it, if in fact it does exist. Anyone out there have a set-up like this on their digital printer? If so, what type LED lights are you using?
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  2. DRPSignsNGrafix

    DRPSignsNGrafix Very Active Member

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    We used just plain old white ones. There silver boxed. Little ones. I don't know. LOL I had the guys in the back do it.
     
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    just used leftover sloans from a channel letter job
     
  4. CanDoASign4U

    CanDoASign4U Member

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    Thanks for all the input and the memory refresher!!! I knew I saw it somewhere but just didn't have the correct verbage for my search...Damn I hate getting old!!!
     
  5. Gino

    Gino Major Contributor

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    Out of curiosity.... would a little flashlight work ??
     
  6. CanDoASign4U

    CanDoASign4U Member

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    LED Lighting for Large Format Printer

    Gino...In answer to your question a flashlight has been my standby since I started printing but it just doesn't light up the entire area like the LED's appear too. I've been using a Stanley LED flashlight with three heads but it won't light up the entire area under the printer, at least not to my old eyes.
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  7. cha88

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    they have LED light bars at IKEA... i got them from my print supplier at a show... there arnt any IKEAs near me so i had him grab me some... work awsome
     
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