Whether you’re running a high production shop focusing on spot colors or printing complex, multicolor designs, you need an exposure unit that’ll give you excellent results. With a single point light source, LED bulb technology, and a vacuum, your designs become a reality. The Y-Series LED Exposure Units will quickly deliver consistent screens that capture the finest details every time (when screens are properly coated and dried).
With a single point light source, there are fewer angles of light that hit the film and emulsion. Less angles result in diminished light wrap around fine details.* The Y-Series maintain image integrity and resolution. A single point light source can hold the fine detail work needed for Sim Process and CMYK printing.
*Multipoint light sources like UV tubes will have more light scatter, making the finer details more difficult to properly resolve. UV light sources are the worst while LED tubes are far better.
Not only does the single point light source emit the most concentrated light, its bulb type enhances stencils as well. The Y3942 uses a custom, high output LED bulb (405 nm) manufactured for exposure units. The LED bulb outputs an optimal UV wavelength, which can be used on all types of emulsions. Printers can rest assured that the LED bulbs will last more than 10,000 hours, which is better for the printer and the environment.
Plus, the Y3942 has a reflective display, which triples the power of its nearly 450 watt light source. You can expose a 25”x36” screen with photopolymer emulsion in under 10 seconds.
The optically clear, tempered glass in the Y-Series allows more than 99% of the UV light through without disruption to the wavelength. All units feature two, light-safe T8 LED Amber inspection bulbs, doubling the use of the exposure unit as a screen inspection table. The Y-Series are designed to perform.
The vacuum lid creates the tightest positive contact between the glass, film, and emulsion. Having tight, strong contact to the point where the black ink on the film is almost embedded into the emulsion means that light has difficulty wrapping around the film. The end result — a straight, clean burn with sharp edges. Vacuum units provide a superior tool for creating detailed image resolution.
Everything starts and ends in the darkroom. Build a solid foundation from the screen up with the Y3942 today.
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- Pre Registration Clear Template
- Eye Loupe 10X 1" Lens Magnifier for Optical Inspection
- Step Wedge Exposure Calculator
- Vacuum pump achieves positive contact in 20-30 seconds
- Vacuum lid creates the tightest positive contact between the light source, glass, film, and emulsion that produces stencils with clean, sharp edges
- LED light sources exposes screens rapidly compared to UV bulbs
- LED enhances the amount/levels of possible details captured compared to UV bulbs
- LED creates a harder, more durable stencil, providing better on-press longevity
- Doubles as an inspection table and exposure unit
- Low power consumption
- LED bulbs last more than 10,000 hours, so you don’t have to replace them as often
- Made in USA 🇺🇸
- Single point LED light source produces a powerful, concentrated light source that helps create the most optimal stencil
- LED light sources exposes screens quickly; enhances the amount/levels of possible details captured; and creates a harder, more durable stencil
- LED bulbs consume less energy and last more than 10,000 hours, so you don’t have to replace them as often
- Unit Dimensions: 36.5"(W) x 43.5" (L) x 37" (H)
- Optical Clear Tempered Glass: 40.25" x 32.75"
- Max Exposure Area: 32" x 39"
- Max Frame Size OD: 25x36
- Light Safe Inspection Bulbs: 2 rows of Amber LEDs
- Single Point Light Source: 405nm LED array designed for exposure units
- UV Wattage: 450 watt
- Voltage: 115v - 240v
- Standard 110v 3-prong plug
- Timer: Android® App, (M.S.mS)
- Shipping Dimensions: 40" (W) x 45.25" (L) x 36" (H)
- Ship Weight: 265 lbs
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Works but the size is an issue
I REALLY wanted to love this exposure unit immediately. Although they give you the dimensions of the product, it should be noted that it does not fit through any standard doorways. If you're not a big shop with a warehouse door, or if your dark room has a standard sized door, good luck! The vulnerable pieces of this equipment are located on the bottom and not housed in anything sturdy (so if you gently push on the component that houses the $2000 lightbulb, it will move inside the unit). This is a huge design flaw, that bulb should be secure and housed completely inside of the unit. With the most fragile piece left exposed, it was a complete nightmare to move. We had to use a series of plywood boards to roll it to a back exterior door which we had to completely remove (including hinges, trim, etc), we also have to remove the electrical panel, hinges glass and top in order to make it as small and light as possible to go through the doorway. We had .25" of extra space after all of this. All that said, the unit itself functions properly and cuts down on exposure time for sure. But getting it into the dark room was such a frustrating and time consuming experience, I didn't want someone else to make the same insanely expensive purchase and have no way to get it into their dark room. This product is fairly new from ScreenPrinting so there is little information online about using it, and the literature included is a bit basic. Our hope is that this exposure unit will last us many many years to come.
Hi Holly, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a solid review on the BaseLayr Exposure unit Y3942. We are sorry to hear it was not easy to get it in the spot you needed. We are glad however you were able to make it happen alright. Also I wanted to make sure you know we are more than willing to help you through any process. We offer a live chat and phone line during open hours. If you need anything please do not hesitate to reach out. 360-576-7188