FESPA sees debut of first JETRIX LED UV Printer

Building on all the technology, stability, precision and design familiar with the existing JETRIX printers; the JETRIX LX5 heralds the arrival of the first LED UV printer from InkTec.

Its FESPA 2016 European debut, signals a vivid shift in InkTec’s offering. Recognising the desire in the market for more environmentally friendly and energy efficient printers, particularly in the wide format arena, the JETRIX LX5 offers lower electricity consumption (35% less than compared with a mercury lamp printer), no warm-up time, less heat created and an extended lamp lifetime (of up to 20,000 hours). Combined with a competitive printing speed of 39sqm/hour in production mode to 11sqm/hour for precise fine art printing, it is equipped with Konica Minolta print heads (6 picoliter) to deliver the perfect combination of superb print quality and high productivity.

Available with a 4 (C,M,Y,K), 6 (C,M,Y,K,+2 white) or 7 channel (C,M,Y,K,+2 white +1 Varnish or Primer) colour configuration and driven by InkTec’s specially formulated UV inks, the JETRIX LX5 delivers a wide colour gamut, high colour vibrancy and fast ink curing abilities. With an optional roll to roll system, the new LED curing system really extends the printing capabilities with any heat associated risks, such as media deformation eliminated.

Ben Woodruff, Head of National Sales, outlines some of the reasons for InkTec launching this JETRIX printer, “At InkTec, we have long recognised the need for affordable LED technology within wide format printing and the launch of the JETRIX LX5 illustrates how the numbers now really stack up. The JETRIX LX5 ability to direct energy more efficiently and therefore reduce the overall power consumption, means that the total cost of ownership over its lifetime makes it a realistic and affordable option.”

In addition, expanding the world class range of InkTec made inks; the latest addition to the portfolio for the Mimaki JV300 will also be showcased at FESPA 2016. Specially developed, these solvent and dye sublimation inks are formulated using the highest quality pigments and disperse dye to ensure excellent printing, superior UV resistance, high colour concentration and excellent adhesion. The result is an equivalent longevity and stability compared to the OEM brand inks.

As Joey Kim, InkTec’s Managing Director says, “We are constantly listening and responding to the market to ensure we offer the very latest products. Both the JETRIX LX5 and Mimaki JV300 inks reflect everything that InkTec stand for – quality, innovation and assurance.”

So come and see the JETRIX LX5 in action at FESPA 2016 on stand J71, and visit our dedicated inks stand (J50) to find out more about the latest ink additions.