Printer's Resource FAQ

What are the benefits of the NuArc Tri-Light CTS?

The Tri-light CTS was designed to meet modern screen making techniques. Computer-to-screen or ink jet-to-screen systems will continue to replace film. Tri-Light CTS has a unique dual-vacuum-frame assembly that enables it to handle both computer-to-screen and film-based screens. Screens can be exposed with film by using the upper vacuum frame. As with the standard Tri-Light, vacuum is applied to ensure intimate contact between the blanket, screen, and glass.

The CTS system has the ability to bypass the glass by using a rack for computer-generated screens. Instead, screens rest on an adjustable rack. Screens generated by computer or ink jet do not come into contact with the glass, preventing smearing of the image prior to exposure.