A new Vastex E2-CTS Computer-To-Screen exposing unit offers a high speed, space-saving solution for shops creating print-ready screens using computer-to-screen digital printers.
Digitally-printed CTS screens slide on edge into place for secure, light-tight exposure, without the need for glass panels, vacuum hold-downs or rubber blankets associated with conventional exposing units. Vertical orientation of the CTS unit requires about one-third the floor space of horizontally oriented designs.
Touch-screen operation and adjustable screen guides allow the operator to select the screen size to be exposed, slide the screen into the chamber and expose it. The E2-CTS unit allows for up to 10 exposure settings to be stored as pre-sets for rapid production.
The high-output LED light pack with six 30 in. (76 cm) light bars exposes screens in seconds while producing high resolution half-tones up to 85 LPI and crisp detail in ultra-short exposing times. Vastex's proprietary high-output LEDs can cure (crosslink) any emulsion rapidly. The unit operates efficiently at 20 percent of the power required for metal halide, provides uniform lighting intensity cycle-to-cycle and remains cool during operation.
Mounted on sturdy full-width legs with casters for easy mobility, the unit accommodates screen sizes up to 25 x 37 in. (63 x 94 cm) O.D. and is available wired for 120V or 240V. It is covered by a three-year warranty against manufacturer's defects and a five-year warranty on the LED lights.