Detailed Equipment Information
Starlight™ is NuArc’s versatile and affordable tabletop or stand-mounted UV LED screen exposure unit. It’s ideal for conventional exposures, and an optional CTS retrofit kit turns Starlight into a computer-to-screen (CTS) UV LED screen exposure system. Starlight's UV LEDs save energy costs, reduce screen exposure time, speed up production, and operate at far lower temperatures than metal-halide lamps. And, unlike expensive metal-halide bulbs that require replacement every year or two, Starlight's UV LED light source can last for decades. In fact, M&R is so confident in the longevity of Starlight's 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 (6840 on Starlight 3140 and 4320 on Starlight 2331) provides the finest detail, the most uniform coverage, and the quickest exposures available. M&R’s Starlights have more than three times as many LEDs per square inch as some competing products.
Starlight’s sophisticated digital touchscreen controller automates screen exposures. All the operator needs to do is select the appropriate exposure preset and press START. The entire process, including vacuum, exposure, and shutdown, takes place without further operator involvement. Starlight allows the operator to walk away after initiating the process because Starlight ensures that exposures will not begin until proper vacuum has been reached—and vacuum and exposure LEDs will shut off automatically upon completion of exposure. Vacuum and exposure times can be set between 0.1 and 999.9 seconds. And Starlight’s Job Recall™ speeds processing and increases productivity by enabling operators to save and recall up to 24 vacuum and exposure profiles—and identify each with a unique name or description.
Starlights quickly expose direct, capillary, and indirect emulsions. They work particularly 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 UV LED screen exposure units can be located in areas housing unexposed screens because the ultraviolet light source and vacuum frame are enclosed, and the screen exposure lamp can't be turned on while the blanket frame is open. Starlights also incorporate several strips of yellow, non-exposing LED inspection lights for convenient setup. Starlights are available in two sizes: Starlight 2331 is capable of exposing screen frames up to 58 x 79 cm (23” x 31”) and Starlight 3140 is capable of exposing screen frames up to 79 x 102 cm (31" x 40"). Starlight 2331 is perfect for small and startup shops, while Starlight 3140 makes it easy for medium-size shops to quickly process larger screens and higher volume. And Starlight 3140 is compatible with most sizes of M&R’s Tri-Loc Registration System. If you're looking for blazingly fast quality exposures at an unbelievably affordable price, you'll find it all in the Starlight.
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.