Expos-It Exposure Units For Silk Screen

A premium mid range exposure unit

Vastex Expos-It exposure unit for silk screen

Exposure units for silk screen come in various formats, but for the serious business the choice must be either a vacuum bed uv exposure unit or a metal halide exposure unit.

Choosing a uv exposure unit that uses vacuum to hold your screen and artwork together is the ideal starting point once you make the decision to earn your living from screen printing.

hree year warrantyAfter all, the quality of the screens you burn will determine the quality of the final printed product. The Expos-It vacuum bed exposure unit for silk screen printers is a mid range, yet highly cost effective way to expose screens.

Vastex Expos-It & Screen Drying Cabinet Combination UnitThe optional VRS pin registration system can be integrated with the Exposit range and is an ideal add-on for businesses that want to save setup time at the press, by pre-registeringscreens with the artwork prior to exposure.

Space saving design

The Vastex Expos-It vacuum bed exposure unit for silk screen can also be installed above the compact ten screen Dri-Vault screen drying cabinet, which makes efficient use of space and also adds greatly to a high productivity level in the pre-press area.

The Expos-It exposure unit can also be supplied in a wide format version which allows either two smaller screens or one wide format screen to be exposed.

 

A flexible UV exposure with an LED upgrade pathVastex Exposit Vacuum Bed UV Exposure Unit

The entry level Expos-It 2331 offers any screen printing company the flexibility of a compact vacuum bed exposure unit that is capable of high quality screen exposure using traditional UV tubes as the light source.

Screens of up to 58 x 79cm can be exposed on this unit.

In standard specification, the all Expos-It exposure units are supplied with legs and this can be further upgraded to include heavy duty lockable castors for easy movement.

Other options include mounting the Expos-It exposure unit on a screen drying cabinet which can also be used to store coated screens.

Two gas struts make raising and lowering the lid easy and a rubber blanket provides perfect contact for high quality exposures.

Vacuum is drawn through a manifold which ensures there are no holes in the rubber blanket. Electronic ballasts ensure a quick and reliable tube start and a steady uv output.

A digital timer controls both tubes and vacuum. Optically clear glass is used which helps to ensure a reliable and controlled exposure.

All Expos-It units can be upgraded to high performance LED at any time during ownership.

Call 0845 224 1204 today to learn more about the Vastex range of exposure units

Expos-It wide format UV exposure unitVastex Wide Format Vacuum Bed Exposure Unit

For exposure of larger screens, or where in busy print shops, more than one screen needs to be exposed at the same time, Vastex offers the Expo-It 4731 unit.

This exposure unit offers a very compact product that is capable of exposing one screen of 119 x 79cm, or two screens of 58 x 79cm.

In standard specification, the all Expos-It exposure units are supplied with legs and this can be further upgraded to include heavy duty lockable castors for easy movement.

Other options include mounting the Expos-It exposure unit on a screen drying cabinet which can also be used to store coated screens.

Two gas struts make raising and lowering the lid easy and a rubber blanket provides perfect contact for high quality exposures.

Vacuum is drawn through a manifold which ensures there are no holes in the rubber blanket. Electronic ballasts ensure a quick and reliable tube start and a steady uv output.

A digital timer controls both tubes and vacuum. Optically clear glass is used which helps to ensure a reliable and controlled exposure.

All Expos-It units can be upgraded to high performance LED at any time during ownership.

Call 0845 224 1204 today to learn more about the Vastex range of exposure units

Expos-It LED exposure units

For many years, there were only two industry standard ways to expose screens. Vastex E2000 High Performance LED Screen Exposure Unit

The first was to use an exposure unit that was fitted with UV tubes, which was fine for smaller screens and print shops that exposed a few screens each day.

However, when many screens of a larger physical size needed to be exposed, the only way to obtain fast screen exposure times was to use a metal halide light source. The immediate downsides of metal halide light sources were physical size, power consumption, heat generation, bulb replacment and cost.

Today, Vastex leads the industry in the production of high performance LED based exposure units that are affordable, consume very little power and are almost as fast as a metal halide light source.

In standard specification, the all Expos-It exposure units are supplied with legs and this can be further upgraded to include heavy duty lockable castors for easy movement.

Other options include mounting the Expos-It exposure unit on a screen drying cabinet which can also be used to store coated screens.

Two gas struts make raising and lowering the lid easy and a rubber blanket provides perfect contact for high quality exposures.

Vacuum is drawn through a manifold which ensures there are no holes in the rubber blanket. Electronic ballasts ensure a quick and reliable tube start and a steady uv output.

A digital timer controls both tubes and vacuum. Optically clear glass is used which helps to ensure a reliable and controlled exposure.

Call 0845 224 1204 today to learn more about the Vastex range of exposure units

Options

The Vastex Expo-It screen exposure units have a number of optional extras:

  • Heavy duty lockable castors for easy movement
  • Optional Dri-Vault professional screen drying cabinet
  • Optional VRS pin registration system
  • Call 0845 224 1204 today to learn more about the Vastex range of exposure units

    Machine specifications

      E2331 E4731 E2000 LED E4731 LED E4131 LED
    Defect warranty 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years 3 years
    Maximum screensize 10 10 24 10 or 20 3 years
    Image area 58 x 79cm 119 x 79cm 58 x 79cm 119 x 79cm 89 x 71cm
    Light source UV tube UV tube LED LED LED
    Vacuum pump 1/16 hp 1/8 hp 1/4 hp 1/4 hp 1/4 hp
    Power 2.0 amp 4 amp 2 amp 4 amp 4 amp
    Dimensions - lid up 105 x 92 x 173cm 105 x 153 x 173cm 105 x 92 x 173cm 105 x 153 x 173cm 105 x 135 x 178cm
    Dimensions - lid down 105 x 92 x 122cm 105 x 153 x 122cm 105 x 92 c 122cm 105 x 153 x 122cm 105 x 135 x 128cm
    Weight 81kg 127kg 81kg 127kg 147kg
    Shipping dimensions 122 x 114 x 79cm 175 x 122 x 79cm 122 x 114 x 79cm 175 x 122 x 79cm 152 x 122 x 122cm

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    FAQs...

    and answers for: Expos-It UV & LED exposure units

    Vastex E1000 vacuum bed screen printing UV exposure unit

    Expos-It UV stencil exposure unitsWhy should you buy a good screen printing exposure unit for your business? We aim to cover the most frequently asked questions about the Vastex E1000 UV & E200 LED stencil exposure unit and also the Vastex Expos-It UV & LED screen printing uv exposure unit, but please get in touch if you need any further information.

    Setting up a new screen printing business or indeed investing in new equipment for an existing t-shirt printing business is invariably expensive and it is therefore crucial that you invest in equipment that will help your business to grow and operate as cost-effectively as possible. A good choice of equipment will do that, while a poor choice will likely achieve the opposite and cost you more in the long run.

    Click on a question below to reveal the answer:


    • What is a vacuum bed UV exposure unit?

      In order to create good quality screens from highly detailed artwork, it is always recommended that a vacuum bed screen printing exposure unit is used. Unlike more basic pressure based uv stencil exposure units that use foam pressure pads or weights to hold the artwork against the screen during exposure, a vacuum bed "pulls" the artwork tightly together with the screen against a sheet of glass.

    • Does a vacuum bed screen printing exposure unit produce better quality screens?

      The simple answer is yes, always, no question about it. If you want to produce great looking printed products, you have to use a UV stencil exposure unit that is capable of exposing high quality screens. Never believe that a halogen light source intended for outdoor use will ever be capable of producing detailed artwork onto screens, especially when there is no pressure or vacuum system to contact screen and artwork together during exposure.

    • Are the E1000, E200 & Expos-It screen printing exposure units desktop devices?

      In standard form, both the E1000, E200 and Expos-It vacuum bed UV & LED stencil exposure units can simply be placed on any suitable work top or surface. You can however add legs to the Expos-It to make the UV exposure unit freestanding or purchase an optional utility cart for the E1000 / E200 that also offers great screen storage. The Expos-It can also be mounted on the smaller screen drying cabinet using special brackets or if you prefer the E1000 / E200 exposure unit, it simply sits on top of the screen drying cabinet. For a list of options, see the next FAQ in this list.

    • What if I do not want to put my exposure unit on a table?

      Consider one of the following options which is available for each uv exposure unit –

      E1000 & E200 options:

      • Mounted on Utility Cart, which is useful for general storage (castors optional)
      • Mounted on Utility Cart with light tight door for storage of coated screens (castors optional)
      • Sitting on top of the small Dri-Vault Screen Drying Cabinet (castors optional)

      Expos-It UV & LED options:

      • Freestanding legs (castors optional)
      • Mounted on top of the small Dri-Vault Screen Drying Cabinet (castors optional)
      • Mounted on a Utility Cart, which is useful for general storage (castors optional)
      • Mounted on a Utility Cart with light tight door for storage of coated screens (castors optional)
    • Can I move my exposure unit easily?

      Two people could easily lift and move any of our screen printing exposure units. For other options which include legs and castors, please refer to the two previous questions in this list.

    • What type of light source do the exposure units use?

      Both the E1000 vacuum bed UV exposure unit and Expos-It screen printing exposure unit are fitted with 20 Watt fluorescent uv tubes as standard. These can be upgraded to high output 40 Watt tubes.

      The E200 and E2000 models are fitted with high performance LED lights which offer very fast exposure times, minimal heat generation and power consumption.

    • Is this type of light source harmful to my eyes?

      All uv light is harmful to the eyes, but the level of danger varies according to the type of light produced. The tubes used in the E1000 and Expos-It uv units do not produce the dangerous spectrum of uv light, but, it is advised not to run the unit without the lid being closed. The same is true for the LED models.

    • How do I select the exposure time?

      An analogue timer is provided with the E1000 uv & E200 LED exposure unit and time is selected in minutes. A digital timer is provided with the Expos-It UV & LED range and time is input in seconds.

    Product resources:

    specification sheet Specification sheet (Acrobat PDF file)

    operation manual Operation manual (Acrobat PDF file)

    price list General price list (Acrobat PDF file)

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