LexJet (Sarasota, Florida) has launched two new products for printers in the wide-format market. Its PVC-free LexJet FlexTek is a versatile, easy-to-handle option available in solvent and aqueous versions. FlexTek is a new, multi-functional material that performs for a variety of uses, from canvas to banners and beyond. The PVC-free, non-woven “technical fabric” is ideal for a wide range of both indoor and outdoor applications. Available in both 200g SUV and 170g aqueous versions, FlexTek is finished with a slight texture that looks and feels like traditional fabric. With exceptional tear strength, it can be used for a variety of applications – from grommeted banners to stretched canvas wraps, to pole pockets for multiple signage possibilities, including outdoor use (short-term outdoor with 170g aqueous). PVC-free (i.e. no plasticizers) and recyclable with a wide range of post-use options, it’s “comparable to canvas, fabric and other banner materials, cuts clean with no fraying, is grommetable, stretchable and stitchable, and look great from a distance or up-close,” said LexJet.
Latex-compatible LexJet Satin Poster Paper is ideal for latex print operators running high-volume jobs. The new poster paper offers a cost-effective quality option, particularly for HP Latex 3000 and 3500 printers. It’s compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and UV-curable inkjet printers. It’s also “a PVC-free alternative to expensive photo papers that can be used for long jobs or smaller customized projects that need an economical option – with excellent colour production that’s also friendly to the environment.” With a 200-gsm paper base and a satin finish, it provides “a photo finish and sheen that provides an appealing coating to the finished print, while meeting cost and performance targets.” Its durable, high-strength cellulose paper base and proprietary water-resistant ink-receptive coating, is ideal for photo, poster and POS signage applications. LexJet Satin Poster Paper is compatible with most over laminates and protective coatings for more durable indoor and short-term outdoor applications.