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...
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.
CE & UL compliant: Built to specifications established by the European Committee for Standardization® (CE) and Underwriters Laboratories® (UL)
Allows users to store 12-character names for custom exposure settings
Countdown feature shows exposure time remaining
Job Recall™ provides storage and retrieval of up to 48 named exposure settings (24 for Expose Mode and 24 for Post Curing Mode)
DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
Self-contained design speeds production by allowing placement in light-safe screen-coating rooms
Ships fully assembled and ready to deploy
Vertical space-saving design makes it easy to fit into cramped screen rooms
LIGHT SOURCE FOR SCREEN EXPOSURES
Dramatically reduces exposure time
High-output UV LEDs excel on all emulsions: direct, capillary, and indirect
The high density of M&R’s screen-exposure LEDs provides the finest detail, the most uniform coverage, and the quickest exposures available
Twin UV LED panels—one on each side of the screen—dramatically reduce additional exposure time on discharge and water base emulsions
UV LEDs run cooler, reduce screen exposure time, and speed up production
UV LEDs use far less energy than metal halide lamps and are only on during the screen exposure process
WARRANTY, SERVICE AND SUPPORT
24-hour hotline is staffed 365 days a year
Access to M&R’s Training Center
M&R OEM parts—including genuine M&R pallets & platens—and screen printing supplies are available online at store.mrprint.com
One-year limited warranty
The screen-exposure LEDs used in this equipment carry a limited lifetime warranty against failure in normal use