Detailed Equipment Information
Starlight Gemini™ is NuArc’s versatile twin-panel computer-to-screen (CTS) exposure system. With a vertical design and small footprint, it’s ideal for quickly exposing images generated by CTS screen imaging systems like M&R’s i-Image S and i-Image ST. Starlight Gemini 3243 is capable of exposing screen frames up to 81 x 109 cm (32” x 43”). Starlight Gemini 6060 is capable of exposing screen frames up to 154 x 154 cm (60” x 60”).
Starlight Gemini can be used for computer-to-screen exposures and for two-sided post-curing of CTS and conventional screens. To expose a CTS screen, the operator inserts the screen into the side of the Gemini, selects Expose, chooses the correct exposure time from the controller’s memory, and pushes Start. To post cure a screen that has been washed out and dried off, the operator inserts the screen into the machine, selects Post Cure, chooses the correct post-cure exposure time, and presses Start. Post cure turns on the front and rear LED panels to thoroughly harden the emulsion from both sides.
Starlight Gemini’s touchscreen control center allows users to store 12-character names for each custom setting, making it easy to retrieve settings for specific emulsions and mesh counts, and Job Recall™ provides storage and retrieval of up to 48 named exposure settings (24 for Expose Mode and 24 for Post Curing Mode). The control center’s countdown feature shows the Current Job, the selected mode (Exposure or Post Curing), and the remaining exposure time. Upon completion, the touchscreen shows the elapsed exposure time.
Starlight Gemini quickly exposes direct and capillary emulsions—and it’s especially fast on photopolymer emulsions, which can be exposed in as little as three to five seconds (results will vary based on emulsion type and thickness). Starlight Gemini's UV LEDs save energy costs, reduce screen exposure time, speed up production, and operate at far lower temperatures than metal-halide lamps. Unlike expensive metal-halide bulbs that require replacement every year or two, Starlight Gemini's UV LED light source can last for decades. In fact, M&R is so confident in the longevity of its screen-exposure LEDs that it backs them with a limited lifetime warranty against failure in normal use. And the high density of M&R’s screen-exposure LEDs provides the finest detail, the most uniform coverage, and the quickest exposures available. Starlight Gemini has more than three times as many LEDs per square inch as some competing products.
If you're looking for blazingly fast high-quality exposures in a variety of scenarios, you need Starlight Gemini.
For over 30 years M&R has helped countless screen printers realize their dreams by supplying them with innovative screen and digital printing products that stand the test of time. We have the right solutions, from pre-press to product finishing, for shops of all sizes. M&R equipment is designed and built with a commitment to quality, durability, and innovation, and is backed by unrivaled 24-hour service and support. With efficient systems integration from start to finish, it’s no surprise that year after year, print after print, M&R’s hard-working equipment is the choice of professional printers around the world.