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.
Fast, Energy Efficient Exposure
- 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
- 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
View Detailed Specifications
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 Model: #3248 Model: #4250 Model: #4872 Exposure Area 24" x 31" 32" x 48" 42" x 50" 48" x 72" Max Frame Size 23" x 31" 32" x 48" 42" x 50" 48" x 72" Number of Lights 7 Strips | 294 12 Strips | 504 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
width x deep x height 36" wide x 28" deep x 12" tall 52" wide x 42" deep x 15" tall 55" wide x 52" deep x 15" tall (41" tall with floor legs) 80" wide x 62" deep x 41" tall Weight 150 lbs 235 lbs 265 lbs 402 lbs Approx. Crated Weight 180 lbs 285 lbs 466 lbs 616 lbs
*Price, Design, and Technical Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice
LED 5000 Easy To Use Color Touch ScreenCurrently 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 #2431One of our most popular models. Great for frames up to 23" x 31" O.D. Shown with optional floor stand
LED 5000 4872 Control PanelUpfront, easy-to-use digital control panel.
LED 5000 4872This is a photo of the LED-5000 #4872 (shown with the optional vacuum pump)
LED 5000 4872The LED-5000 shown with the vacuum lid open. Vacuum rope is shown bunched up in the corner.
LED 5000 4872 HingeGas Assist Lifters
LED 5000 2431 with Vacuum MotorThis 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 Optional Vacuum Pump Draw
Showing the LED-5000 with the Optional Vacuum Pump. Great for speciality printing, caps, pens, mugs and other screens where super tight vacuum draw is critical and/or where the film positive needs to be very near the inside edge of the frame.
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
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 4250CTS Combo W Floorstand Closed (old colors shown)
LED 5000 Model 4250CTS Combo W Floorstand Open (older colors shown)
LED 5000 2431 Control Panel
LED 5000 2431 Floor Stand
LED 5000 2431 Glamour Closed
LED 5000 2431 Top View
LED 5000 2431 Vacuum Hose
LED 5000 2431 Vacuum Frame
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
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)
"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."
"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!"
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