MSP 3140 CTS
Available from M&R Companies
MSP 3140 CTS is the dual-purpose version of NuArc’s popular MSP 3140 Exposure System. It produces the same exceptional results on conventional screens, but it also exposes screens that have been generated by a computer-to-screen (CTS) system. MSP 3140 CTS is also simple to operate. The entire exposure process—from vacuum drawdown (on conventional screens) through screen exposure and vacuum release—is accomplished with a single keystroke.
MSP 3140 CTS has two methods of exposing screens. Two outer latches provide access to a conventional glass-and-vacuum blanket capable of handling screens up to 79 x 102 cm (31” x 40”). A center latch bypasses the glass and vacuum in favor of an adjustable CTS rack system for exposing computer-generated screens directly to the light. The separation provided by the rack system eliminates the smearing and distortion that can result from screen-to-glass contact. On conventional screens, NuArc’s unique manifold system ensures intimate contact by drawing vacuum evenly around the perimeter of the blanket frame.
NuArc’s computerized and programmable integrator/controller ensures precise vacuum duration and lamp output compensation. Exposures are powered by NuArc’s 1200-watt multi-spectrum metal-halide lamp, which idles at 600 watts and exposes at 1200 watts. MSP 3140 CTS can be located in areas housing unexposed screens because the light source and vacuum frame are enclosed, and the exposure lamp can’t be turned on while the blanket frame is open