My new Econo Flash Dryer arrived on Friday and I wanted to share my unpacking and assembly experience with you with a quick picture tutorial. I used a 7/16″ & 1/2″ wrench and also a 1/2″ socket wrench. I was able to assemble the flash dryer by myself, however you may need someone’s assistance when placing the top through the bottom pole. What I really liked about Ryonet’s Econo Flash 18”x18” flash dryer is that it plugs directly into a standard wall outlet because it runs off any 15 amp circuit, while most 18”x18” flash dryers need 20 amp or 220v circuits. I also loved that it has a 18”x18” 1700 watt infrared heating element which uses a panel with hundreds of wires flowing through it to provide consistent heat throughout the heating area which will be great for those big prints.
After putting together my flash dryer and cleaning up the shop, I noticed that I forgot to include a couple piece’s of equipment in my last blog post (Equipment – SP002) which has now been updated. I failed to mention a 23 1/2″ x 27 1/2″ Martin Yale light box that I picked up on craigslist for $20 and a dehumidifier to control the humidity in the shop because it is located in my basement. I use the light box to check for pin holes after I wash out my screen and now I placed my pre-registration template board on top to help registering my screens. Once I get some yellow bulbs for it I’ll be able to use the yellow lights to register my screens with the pre-registration board. Here’s some pic’s of the shop and most of the equipment I’ll be using.