Jextrix, the Korean printer manufacturer; which belongs to Inktec, recently launched the Jetrix LXi8, a new dedicated flatbed printer.
Although it had already been launched in the UK, the Jetrix LXi8 was officially introduced to the European market at FESPA 2017.
This new model is part of Jetrix’s LX family, which also includes these three printers.
• JETRIX LX3, a small dedicated flatbed printer. Max. print width: 1.2 x 1.2 m
• JETRIX LX5, a flatbed printer with an optional roll system. Max. print width: 2.4 x 2.2 m for rigid media and 2.2 m for roll media.
• JETRIX LXi8, the biggest of the LX family, a dedicated flatbed printer. Max. print width: 3.2 x 2 m.
Both the Jetrix LXi8 and the LX5 are capable of printing rigid media up to 10 cm (3.93”).
Printheads and ink colors
This newer model comes with Konica Minolta 1024i printheads.
The name of the Jetrix LXi8 comes from the fact that it can have up to 8 ink channels.
The standard model comes with CMYK, LC, LM + White; but you have Varnish and Primer as an option.
Curing with LED light
One of the main differences between the first JETRIX models and the newer LX family is the lamps. All three LX models use LED lamps.
As you may already know, traditional mercury arc UV lamps emit lots of heat, and consume a lot of power.
Another downside of mercury arc lamps is they need time to warm up, and cool down. On the other hand, LED lamps are ready to work once the printer is turned on.
Because LED lamps generate considerably less heat, wide-format UV-curing printers using LED lamps can print on a wider range of media; especially heat-sensitive media.
LED technology has improved in recent years, but one of its main downsides was that the LED lamps took longer to cure, compared to the fast mercury arc lamps.
JETRIX is a strong brand in Europe
The minute you see a JETRIX printer, you get a sense that these printers are sturdy, yet well designed.
JETRIX is a company that has invested in design. From branding, to brochures, to the design of the printers, everything looks ready to be competitive in any market.
In Europe for example, where the EU regulations for electronic equipment such as printers are very strict, JETRIX has managed to have distributors in
• The Czech Republic
Also, JETRIX has distributors in the USA, UAE, Australia, China, and elsewhere.