Ranar CBX-2024 Entry Level Exposure Unit

The CBX2024 is a low cost, easy to use, screen exposure unit designed specifically for the entry level t-shirt printer working from home or a small shop. This screen exposure unit features an exposure area of 20″ x 24″, high output unfiltered black light fluorescent bulbs (20 watts each), a built in mechanical timer, and a padded weight to create solid film-to-screen contact necessary for a quality stencil.

This economical, compact non-vacuum model runs on 110v, drawing only 3 amps, and easily exposes dual cure, photopolymer and capillary film in just minutes, allowing you to make quality screens at home.

The CBX weighs only 35 lbs. A digital timer upgrade option is available for more accurate and consistent exposure times.


When working from home silk screening t-shirts, the exposure unit is one of the pieces of equipment often bypassed or overlooked. Instead, many start-up and hobby printers end up taking multiple expensive trips to another local printer to turn artwork into a ready-to-use screen. The CBX is one of the best investments you can make when putting together your start-up kit.

The unit’s table-top compact design and matching affordable price make it ideal for your screen making needs. You need only a surface to put your CBX and not a dedicated corner of your work space, and when you are finished, it can be easily moved or stored away. It also runs on 110v and draws only 3 amps, making it even more practical than a full sized unit.


“What is that thing for?” That is a common question many customers have about the CBX’s padded weight. The answer: It serves the same purpose as the vacuum system does on a floor model exposure unit. It pushes mesh on the screen all the way down against the glass and the film positive.

Having insufficient contact between the screen mesh and the film positive creates a gap which allows the light from the exposure unit to creep around the edges of your artwork and reduces the quality of the stencil. The padded weight eliminates that gap, pushes the screen mesh all the way down against the film positive and allows you to make a quality screen for quality prints.