Xante Launches Super-Fast Inkjet Category with 42" Printing System Powered by Memjet Xante Excelagraphix 4200 Sets New Speed and Affordability Standard for Packaging and Signage

CHICAGO, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GRAPH EXPO -- Xante, a major provider of professional digital print solutions, today introduces the Excelagraphix 4200 powered by Memjet, a global provider of high-speed color printing technologies. Xante will demonstrate the current version of the Excelagraphix 4200 in booth #5033 here at Graph Expo, McCormick Place South, Sept. 11-14.

Frank Romano, RIT Professor Emeritus, says that "Xante has long been a pioneer in bringing new printing technology to all graphic arts businesses, big and small. From image- and platesetting, to laser printers, they have provided cost-efficient alternatives. Now they enter the wide format world.

"Xante has proven itself capable of filling technology gaps that were cost-prohibitive for other manufacturers to fill," Romano says. "Robert Ross and his team consistently fill those gaps with amazingly progressive and yet inexpensive systems. As a result, many hundreds of shops and in-plants are able to produce commercial quality work and compete in their markets.

"Merging the high-tech inkjet of industry innovator Memjet with Xante's extraordinary skill at productizing sophisticated innovations into 'everyman' solutions gives us, in the Excelagraphix 4200, a glimpse of printing's viable future."

The Excelagraphix 4200: the first 42" wide commercial solution powered by Memjet

The Excelagraphix 4200 changes everything the market knows about high speed wide format printing because it prints high impact, full color, large format pieces on a wide range of substrates at "screaming fast" speeds, and at a price point that's affordable for a fast ROI. The product is the first commercial solution in the world specifically powered by Memjet wide format color printing components and technologies.

The Xante Excelagraphix 4200 is a 42-inch wide inkjet printing system that also brings this unrivaled speed, performance and affordability for short-run and variable data color printing to packaging, including folding carton and corrugated cardboard. Xante's exclusive substrate support gives customers the ability to print indoor signage and design graphics through a simple print path height adjustment on the Excelagraphix 4200.

"In the case of our partnership with Memjet," Ross says, "we're utilizing two particular Xante technologies: iQueue Color Smart Workflow, and our unique handling of diverse substrates, to create what will likely be the fastest and, in terms of lower capital and operational costs, most efficient ways to print color."  

The Excelagraphix 4200:

  • Incorporates revolutionary Memjet Waterfall Printhead Technology™ for state-of-the-art production. printing paired with Xante reliability, support and cost-effectiveness.
  • Delivers more than 3 billion drops of ink per second yielding print speeds up to 8 times faster than traditional inkjet technology to deliver high overall throughput, and the ability to handle high volume with fast turnaround times.
  • Employs 2L or 10L CMYKK inks for cost-effective operation and consumables cost while ensuring strikingly vibrant color reproduction.
  • Prints on a wide range of media including foam board, corrugated cardboard and sheet sizes from 8.27" x 8.27" up to 42" x 100' for the ultimate in versatility.
  • Prints over-sized architectural / engineering documents, maps, indoor signage, P-O-P displays, packaging, folding carton, corrugated boxes, newspapers, and much more for the flexibility to handle any job that comes into your shop and the ability to offer new products to existing and new customers.
  • Runs variable data/personalization of individual pieces at full speed for efficient production of high impact-high response rate customized materials.

The Industry Takes Note

"Xante congratulates Memjet as it today marks the official launch of the first 42-inch wide commercial solution based on Memjet's wide format technology," says Robert Ross, Xante CEO. "The industry has been watching to see what Memjet would do, and Xante is honored to be part of an event that is breaking ground and has the capacity to significantly alter the production landscape for the better, and for the long term."

Memjet Wide Format president Mike Puyot echoes Ross' sentiments regarding the significance of the agreement. "This partnership combines the best of both worlds," Puyot says. "As soon as they saw what they had to work with, both Memjet and Xante engineers got excited about the exponential value of the pairing. The Xante Excelagraphix 4200 is just the tip of the iceberg in what we'll start seeing in affordable, high speed color solutions. Memjet color printing technologies offer end-users the freedom to print exactly what they want, when they want it, and where they want it; directly on manufacturing floors."

Memjet this year has announced OEM partnerships with Lenovo and LG Electronics, among others. Memjet's technologies are also the recipient of the 2011 InterTech Technology Award from the Printing Industries of America.

About Xante

Xante is a major provider of professional digital solutions, meeting the demands of print professionals who are looking for state-of-the-art technology at practical price points. The extensive product line includes: the new, wide format, Excelagraphix 4200; chemical-free, process-free PlateMaker5 Polyester CTP Systems; complete PlateMaker 6 CTP Systems; the ILUMINA High Production Digital Color Series; large format VM (Violet Metal) CTP Systems; SpeedSetter (Polyester) CTP Systems; the Degrava Digital Narrow Web Color Press; SpeedSetter 300 and SpeedSetter 400 CTF Systems; ScreenWriter 4 Laser Printers; iQueue Print Management System for the ILUMINA Series; award-winning Symphony Prepress Workflows; turnkey Symphony Flexo Workflows; and FilmMaker 4, the first desktop film system specifically designed for computer-to-film printing.

Xante Corporation headquarters is located in Mobile, Alabama, USA, with offices in Sacramento, CA, USA; Duiven, The Netherlands; and Zhengzhou, China. Xante products are distributed through a world- wide network of reseller and distribution partners. For more information, please visit www.xante.com.

About Memjet

Memjet is the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability. The company supplies technologies and components to OEM partners across the printing industry. Memjet maintains its corporate office in San Diego, and has offices in Dublin, Sydney, Taipei, Singapore and Boise, Idaho. The company is privately held. For more information, please visit www.memjet.com.

All products and services are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.

Contacts for Memjet:

Contact for Xante:



Jeff Bean

Helene Smith

Memjet

HSPR for the Americas

+1-(760)-484-0505

+1-(321)-288-6511

jeff.bean@memjet.com

helene@helenesmith.com





Aurli Bokovza


Illume Public Relations


+1-(310)-228-1300


aurli@illumepr.com




SOURCE Memjet



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