I have an Artograph Tracer that I've been using for sets/large scale rough work and I'm officially fed up with one facet of it and am looking for advice from anyone who uses/has used one.
The light bulb heats up to something that the space shuttle tiles MIGHT be able to deal with. This heat causes the following problems.
1. Photos bubble and curl beyond any future use after about 20 minutes of use.
2. When using glass as a kind of heat sink, it shatters causing my feet to bleed and subsequently me to limp.
3. Depending on the printing quality, can cause the pigments printed to alter/mutate/bleed.
Alternatives that I've considered are using the glass from a toaster over/oven door as a heat sink and the picture/source beneath that. Another option I've looked at has been using a metal mesh screen (approximatly .5cm gap between 14 guage wire) as a heat sink.
Any advice would be appreciated.
Here's a pic of the demon device