Choosing the right exposure unit for your shop can be a confusing experience, but Texsource is here to help. Currently in our industry, there are 3 main types of exposure units - UV, LED, and Halide lamp exposure units - here are some key differences.
The most economical choice is a UV exposure unit, often available in a tabletop model or with a stand. They are easy and reliable to use and maintain, and offer great performance and versatility at the best price. An excellent choice for a startup shop or those looking for value.
LED exposure units are relatively new to the industry. They offer greater energy efficiency, lighter weight, longer bulb life, and can significantly decrease exposure times when used with the proper emulsions. Recommended for higher production shops or those who want better performance than UV units.
Finally, Halide lamp units are the workhorse of the most demanding shop environments. They offer larger size exposure areas and the highest resolution exposures available. Though they have a short 'warm-up' time, they can offer extremely fast exposure times once in use. Still have questions about exposure units? Texsource can help. Contact us at 888-344-4657 or browse our Blog or Helpful Videos pages for an incredible amount of screen printing tips, reviews, and instructions.