LED5000 Exposure Unit

LED-5000 Screen Printing Exposure Units

The LED-5000 is a sophisticated, yet easy-to-use exposure unit. The control panel is conveniently located in front, and each function is clearly marked to minimize error. If you are looking for an alternative to expensive metal halide exposure units, but still demand hi-resolution halftone reproduction and sharp-edge definition, then the Lawson LED-5000 will serve your needs perfectly.

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Fast, Energy Efficient Exposure


    The LED-5000 simulates a Metal Halide exposure, and is made in the U.S.A. at our St. Louis factory. It uses state-of-the-art technology, yet is still reasonably priced. Rapid exposure (5,000 watt equivalent light) is combined with energy-efficiency, ease-of-use and reliability.

    Its powerful LED Lamps are rich in UV output and are optically balanced to provide exceptionally rapid exposure, especially with SBQ 1-part emulsions, without undercutting and assuring excellent resolution. Consistent exposure is guaranteed by our electronic countdown timer. Accurate light output is always assured because our specially designed LED lamps are guaranteed to last 3 years without loss of light intensity (typical life is 10 years+).

    The vacuum frame features a black rubber-flex blanket formulated to resist tearing and pinholes, yet is extremely flexible to conform to the smallest contour, giving firm vacuum contact. The black rubber absorbs light, resulting in a smooth, anti-glare background. A powerful, 1.25 horsepower vacuum motor provides instant vacuum draw-down and immediate film-to-screen contact. The hinged frame has a hydraulic gas lifter to facilitate raising and lowering.

    Custom Features/Options Upon Request

    LED-5000 Machine Touch Screen - Screen Printing Machine

    New Easy To Use Color Touch Screen

    The Lawson LED-5000 features a color touch screen that is easy to use and includes up to 40 user-programmable exposure settings. Every exposure will be calibrated to your exact needs for every combination of screen printing emulsion, screen mesh, and coating techniques. We have even included capillary film! You can change screen printing exposure times "on the fly" with the "Custom" button for unique, or specialty exposures you have not already programmed. Control your vacuum delay times to maximize production, use the inspection light system to check for pinholes, and achieve a clean washout. Lawson's unique HMI color touch screen puts YOU in control of the screen exposure process. (*Currently available on all models except the small #2431)

  • Standard Features

    • LED Everlast Lighting Strips (5000 watt metal-halide equivalent)
    • Easy-to-Use Control Panel
    • Digital Timer
    • Programmable Exposure Setting
    • Optimal Light Balance for exceptionally even lighting (similar to point-source lighting)
    • Instant Vacuum Draw and Release
    • 1.25 H.P. Instant Draw Vacuum Motor (optional vacuum pump available on request)
    • Integrated Vacuum Draw and Exposure
    • Multi-Channel Vacuum Chamber
    • Even Light Distribution
    • Gas Power Lifter on Vacuum Top
    • Non-Reflective Vacuum Blanket
    • Heavy-Duty Rubber-Flex Vacuum Blanket
    • Bench Model Design
    • 120 Volts; Standard Plug-In Wiring
    • 5-Amp Draw (exceptionally energy-efficient)
    • Shipped Fully Assembled
    • Warranty: 3-Year LED Lights, 1 Year on all other Parts*

    *Excludes glass and blanket, and user negligence/error

    Optional Features

    • Floor Stand - with built-in screen storage with 3 shelves.
    • Vacuum Pump (traditional style vacuum pump, used for "ultra-tight" film-to-screen contact) or if you want to expose film next to the inside edge of your screen frame
    • CTS Exposure Option - Expose without the glass
    • Export Electrical Components - for 220 volts
    • Real-Life Exposure Times using the LED-5000:
      We used a standard emulsion coater with the Sharp Edge for the following:

      • Lawson SBQ-501 Emulsion on 110 mesh with 1 + 1 coating method: 12 seconds
      • Lawson Dual-Cure-310 Emulsion on 110 mesh with 1 + 1 coating method: 35 seconds
      • Ulano EZ-Film 50 micron on 110 mesh: 32 seconds
      • Ulano EZ-Film 50 micron on 140 mesh: 25 seconds
      • Ulano EZ-Film 30 micron on 140 mesh: 22 seconds
      Model: #2431 #3248 #4250 #4872
      Exposure Area 24" x 31" 32" x 48" 42" x 50" 48" x 72"
      Maximum Frame Size 23" x 31" 32" x 48" 42" x 50" 48" x 72"
      Number of LED Lights 7 Strips | 294 Lights 12 Strips | 504 Lights 12 Strips | 504 Lights 23 Strips | 966 Lights
      Electrical Specifications 120 volts, 4 Amps
      Standard Plug-In Wiring
      120 volts, 6 Amps
      Standard Plug-In Wiring
      120 volts, 8 Amps
      Standard Plug-In Wiring
      120 volts, 10 Amps
      Standard Plug-In Wiring
      Estimated Width x Depth x Height 36" wide x 28" deep x 12" tall (41" tall with floor legs) 52" wide x 42" deep x 15" tall (41" tall with floor legs) 55" wide x 52" deep x 41" tall 80" wide x 62" deep x 41" tall
      Estimated Weight 150 lbs 235 lbs 265 lbs 402 lbs
      Estimated Crated Weight 180 lbs 285 lbs 466 lbs 616 lbs

      *Free Ground Shipping on Parts; No Charge Labor for Items Sent Back to St. Louis for Repair or Replacement
      *Price, Design, and Technical Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice

    • LED 5000 Easy To Use Color Touch Screen
    • LED 5000: Model Shown #2431
    • LED 5000 4872 Hinge
    • LED 5000 2431 with Vacuum Motor
    • LED-5000 Combo
    • LED-5000 Combo - CTS
    • LED 5000 Model 4250
    • LED 5000 Model 4250
    • LED 5000 2431 Floor Stand
    • LED 5000 2431 Vacuum Hose
    • LED 5000 4872 With LED Lights On
    • LED 5000 4872 With Check Light On
    • LED 5000 4872 Closed
    • LED 5000 4872 Front Open
    • LED 5000 4872
    • LED 5000 4872 Hinge
    • LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump
    • LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump Rear
    • LED 5000 Easy To Use Color Touch Screen

      LED 5000 Easy To Use Color Touch Screen

      Currently available these Lawson LED-5000 Models: #3248, #4250 and #4872 The LED-5000 includes (on select models)the most intuitive control system available. The user can set up to 40 customized exposure times, and also make changes quickly and easily. Control for mesh count, color, type of emulsion and number of coats on each side. You can also control for the vacuum delay time, customize exposure times, and inspect your screens after exposure.
    • LED 5000: Model Shown #2431

      LED 5000: Model Shown #2431

      One of our most popular models. Great for frames up to 23" x 31" O.D. Shown with optional floor stand
    • LED 5000 4872 Hinge

      LED 5000 4872 Hinge

      Gas Assist Lifters
    • LED 5000 2431 with Vacuum Motor

      LED 5000 2431 with Vacuum Motor

      This photos shows our standard Vacuum Motor, holding down the film positive. Notice the vacuum blanket is "soft" around the frame itself, while holding the positive securely in place in the middle of the frame. Lawson "soft-tight" vacuum motor extends the life of the vacuum blanket, while holding the film positive tightly in place.
    • LED-5000 Combo

      LED-5000 Combo

      This is showing a close up of the LED-5000 Combo CTS/Film exposure unit. Here the screens are shown on top of the glass - exposing film positives.

    • LED-5000 Combo - CTS

      LED-5000 Combo - CTS

      This photo shows the LED-5000 Combo Unit exposing CTS imaged screens. Notice how the front panel hinge down, for easy access to the CTS imaged/exposed screens. Adjustable rails allow for the use of different width screens.

    • LED 5000 Model 4250

      LED 5000 Model 4250

      CTS Combo W Floorstand Closed (old colors shown)
    • LED 5000 Model 4250

      LED 5000 Model 4250

      CTS Combo W Floorstand Open (older colors shown)
    • LED 5000 2431 Floor Stand

      LED 5000 2431 Floor Stand

    • LED 5000 2431 Vacuum Hose

      LED 5000 2431 Vacuum Hose

    • LED 5000 4872 With LED Lights On

      LED 5000 4872 With LED Lights On

    • LED 5000 4872 With Check Light On

      LED 5000 4872 With Check Light On

    • LED 5000 4872 Closed

      LED 5000 4872 Closed

    • LED 5000 4872 Front Open

      LED 5000 4872 Front Open

    • LED 5000 4872

      LED 5000 4872

    • LED 5000 4872 Hinge

      LED 5000 4872 Hinge

    • LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump

      LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump

    • LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump Rear

      LED 5000 4872 Vacuum Pump Rear

  • LED light strips equivalent to 500 watt met-halide
    Screen "touch-up" & inspection safe light
    Unique vacuum control allows long flex blanket life
    Frame support pivots for easy access to LED strips & cabinet
    1.25 h.p. instant draw vacuum motor or optional vacuum pump
    Optional floor stand for ergonomic use
    Digital LCD touchscreen with up to 40 customizable programs that can be stored
    Screen shelves that comes with stand
    Fuse electrical protection
    Lift handle for easy access to electrical components
    Power switch
    • LED light strips equivalent to 500 watt met-halide
    • Screen "touch-up" & inspection safe light
    • Unique vacuum control allows long flex blanket life
    • Frame support pivots for easy access to LED strips & cabinet
    • 1.25 h.p. instant draw vacuum motor or optional vacuum pump
    • Optional floor stand for ergonomic use
    • Digital LCD touchscreen with up to 40 customizable programs that can be stored
    • Screen shelves that comes with stand
    • Fuse electrical protection
    • Lift handle for easy access to electrical components
    • Power switch
      LED-5000 Screen Printing Machine

    • "This exposure unit is bad-ass. It is amazing, I LOVE IT! You can use that as a quote! Every dot @ 45 lpi on my 200 mesh is washing out perfect - resolution is incredible.Good work, Lawson, on manufacturing the best exposure unit I have ever used."

      John S.
      Meridian
      Lexington, SC

    • "I absolutely love my new Lawson LED-5000 exposure unit. My old nuArc metal halide unit had broken down, and I was desperate for a new unit. I called Lawson and they got me a new unit ahead of schedule. It is amazing - and it's as fast and as good as my old nuArc. Thank you Lawson!"

      Mush H.
      Action Grafix Tees
      Davie, FL

    • "Thanks for all the help you've given today to make this happen so quickly. One thing I appreciate is great customer service and you guys at Lawson sure have that, which puts you leaps and bounds ahead of the other guys."

      Kyle W.
      MachineGunGraphics
      Salem, NC


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