To set your Temperature follow these Instructions
Your heater has a digital thermostat for accurate control and accurate temperature feedback. This gives you a direct display of the heater operating temperature with setpoint adjustability within the pre-programmed range. Additionally, the thermostat has a menu function that allows you to navigate through the settings and adjust them to better suit your printmaking needs.
- Press the power button to turn the hotplate on.
- Press and hold the power button to enter standby mode.
- Using the arrow buttons will allow you to set the temperature.
- Hold the menu button to access the menu options, which will allow you to set the timer/hysteresis/ Offset /and Unit Options
- Whist on the menu screen clicking the menu button again will allow you to navigate through the options.
- Using the arrow keys whilst on the menu screen will allow you to adjust the selected setting.
Maintenance and Cleaning
To maintain the hotplate surface, make sure you do not leave any puddles of water on the surface to dry out as this may cause damage to the top plate. Do not use solvents or spirits on the hotplate as over time this will break down the protective surface.
It is in the nature of hotplate surfaces to turn darker over the years of use. You have a 10mm aluminium top that has been lacquered so if you look after it, it will last you a long time.
Here is a guide for using your Printmaking Hotplate including some suggested temperatures.
20°C – Gently drying off plaster, glue, polish, and carborundum on your collagraph plates / heating your Lino plates up so it’s easier to cut into
30°C – Inking up your plate with weak viscus ink/heating your plate up to prepare for photo emulsion or image on
40°C – Inking up your plate with strong viscus ink
60°C – Drying your plate off after cleaning and in-between tones
70°C – Applying soft and clear ball ground
80°C – Applying hard ball ground.
100°C – Quickly drying off stop out varnish/straw hat – however, don’t leave on too long as it will be too difficult to remove afterwards
110°C – Dry out the White ground and Fine Aquatint
120°C – Drying enamel paint
130°C- Drying spray paint aquatint
150°C- Melting your rough Rosin Aquatint
180°C- Drying out fast varnishes or melting wax quickly to draw with
All our hotplates come with a 1-year Guarantee plus if you ever need any help with anything we are always on the other end of the phone.
|Control||Digital Thermostat Controller|
|On/Off||Digital Thermostat Controller|
|Material||Stainless Steel top and steel body|
|Other info||1-year guarantee|