This time of the year relying on the sun to expose photopolymer plates can be tricky. A constant guessing game - trying to estimate how long it will take the mid winter northeast sun to do the job can be risky. Even in the middle of summer I found it to be inconsistent. But how cool is it to have the option of harnessing the sun's power to burn a printing plate! This weekend - while others were mourning the Patriots loss or marveling at the fact that the Bruins settled the score with Winnepeg with a shootout - my husband and I were building an exposure unit. This week I'll be running test strips to determine the perfect length of time to expose my plates.