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Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights


EncapSulite® has been a leading manufacturer of UV Free SafeLight Applications and internationally recognized for Safety Lighting Products since 1969. Designed to work with emerging LED technology and standard fluorescent lighting, EncapSulite® Graphic Arts and SafeLight products provide maximum safe illumination for any suitable environment. Serving a vast array of industries, the long-life UV Filters are specially designed to match the color sensitivity of orthochromatic materials and block harmful Ultra-Violet transmissions in Darkrooms, Contact Proofing and Screen Printing areas. Contact EncapSulite® today for your specific SafeLight needs and additional products.

Want to know which graphic arts & darkroom safelight is best for you?

Click the Safelight Chart for help in selecting the SafeLight filter for your application.


Why EncapSulite® Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights?

Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights provide an overall and shadow free illumination causing less eyestrain and consequently a better working environment. The "fade-free" filters for our graphic arts and darkroom safelights are designed for high efficiency and longer life. EncapSulite filters are subject to a 10,000 hour accelerated ultra violet ageing test to verify the dyes are "fade-free." In the unlikely event of tube breakage, the EncapSulite shield is designed to contain the glass fragments and protect personnel and valuable equipment.

The special polyester filters, coated both sides for safety are enclosed within the polycarbonate sleeve and control the light source to very precise margins, giving maximum illumination levels and a generous safe handling time. EncapSulite's proprietary filters have been formulated to exactly match the color sensitivity of the photographic products.

EncapSulite Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights use standard white fluorescent and LED lamps.


Safe Handling Time for Darkroom Safelights

What is safe handling time?

Safelight handling time varies from 3 minutes for Scanner film to 15 minutes to Slow Ortho-chromatic products. Film and paper sensitivity has increased dramatically over recent years. Specialized Graphic Arts & Darkroom Safelights are now available. Contact EncapSulite® if you experience any difficulties or require recommendations. See how Encapsulite graphic arts and darkroom safelights are used through out the world.


Safelight Facts

"Safelight" is defined as roomlight illumination that will not fog photographic materials during the time period required for normal handling and processing. The type of safelight recommended provides the maximum illumination, to which the photographic materials have the lowest sensitivity.

UV LED SafeLight Fixture

UV LED Sleeves

UV Sleeves

UV Panel Filters

UV Filter Rolls

Gold/Yellow Semiconductor Lighting