Vastex Debuts New Value Priced Exposure UnitDouble Your Screen Producing Output

Many start-up shops struggle with needing good, reliable equipment to build their business but don't always have the cash flow to afford it. So they resort to hobby level or homemade equipment that often results in quality issues or a low level of productivity. To help more printers get started with a durable level of equipment that can get the job effectively while incorporating some cost savings in the manufacturing process, Vastex is introducing the first in a line of entry-level equipment designed specifically for this market.

The E-1000 is a table-top exposing unit that conveniently

fits in a compact space, making it ideal for the start-up shop. It measures 36 inches by 36 inches by 16 inches with the lid down but will exposure screens up to 21 by 24 inches including Newman Roller' manual MZX frames. The unit runs on four UV black light bulbs and includes an analog timer that will turn on the exposure lights at the start of the cycle and turn off the lights and vacuum pump when the cycle is complete.

The unit uses an industrial rated vacuum pump and a neoprene black rubber blanket to secure frames against the glass for a solid seal. A steel framed vacuum lid is held up by two gas

springs and has two ball-bearing latches for added durability. Like all Vastex exposure systems, the E-1000 is fitted to work with the VRS pin registration system ensuring that screens are always in register. Due to its compact size, it can easily be positioned on top of either of Vastex's screen drying cabinets to save space.

The E-1000 also comes with several optional upgrades including high output bulbs that can decrease exposure times by 40% and optional legs and casters. It comes with a three-year warranty.