2019 looks bright for South Korean company InkTec as they launch not one, but three new JETRIX printers. These newcomers, launching at Sign & Digital, will add to their already extensive range of roll-to-roll LED-UV flatbed printers. In addition, the event will see new opaque self adhesive polyester fabric joining the ranks of InkTec’s large ink and media range.
Building on all the tried and tested technology of the popular KX6 and KX7, InkTec are releasing the brand new eight-channel LXi6 and LXi7 LED-UV flatbed printers. These high performance printers have been designed and developed to deliver high efficiency and will come equipped with even more advanced systems than their previous counterparts including a smarter GUI. The stronger vacuum combined with functional and vibrant ink make them extremely easy and convenient to use. The smaller LXi6 takes media up to 2.5 x 1.28m and the LXi7 extends the media size up to 2.5 x 3.06m with both offering an optional enhanced roll-to-roll option. Capable of top speeds of 78sqm/hr with a maximum resolution of 1,080 dpi and with prices at circa £100k and £130k respectively; both are being pitched as the perfect mid-range LED-UV flatbed printer for print providers looking to enter the wide-format or upgrade current equipment.
Their launch will be closely followed by the 1.9m wide LXiR190. This machine builds on the success of the larger LXiR320, but as its name suggests is a narrower version. InkTec have consciously taken the decision to adopt this more unusual width so that the printer can easily use two 914mm rolls at once, which will result in a doubling in the production speed of jobs. It prints at a maximum resolution of 720 x 1,440 dpi and up to speeds of 45sqm/hr, which means the printer will be perfect for many roll based applications including banners, graphics, wall coverings and textiles. The JETRIX LXiR190 is also deliberately economically priced at around £45k to again encourage demand from solvent printers wanting to move to UV.
Ben Woodruff, Head of JETRIX Sales says: “These newest machines encompass everything that is great about the introduction of LED technology. They are more environmentally friendly, more efficient to run, eliminate the need for frequent lamp replacement and more importantly create cost savings.
They will be officially launched at Sign & Digital UK, however while these printers do see InkTec venturing into new areas, initial conversations have been extremely positive. We are therefore predicting that with the introduction of these new machines, that 2019 will see a lot more JETRIX printers in the UK.”
The printers and the new media will be officially launched at Sign and Digital UK, NEC Birmingham on stand G20 2nd – 4th April 2019.