Xante and Memjet Joint Project Excites Wide-Format Printers

Monday evening at GRAPH EXPO, Xanté (Booth 5033) unveiled the Excelagraphix 4200, a super-fast inkjet device equipped with a 42" printing system powered by Memjet. This is the first commercial solution specifically powered by Memjet wide-format color printing components and technologies.

The Xanté Excelagraphix 4200 brings this speed, performance, and affordability for short-run and variable data color printing to packaging. Xanté’s exclusive substrate support gives customers the ability to print indoor signage and design graphics through a simple print path height adjustment on the device.

“Xante has done a great job keeping the small and medium sized printer in business,” says Frank Romano, Professor Emeritus, RIT. “This new technology will help them advance in wide-format inkjet.”

The Excelagraphix 4200 delivers more than three billion drops of ink per second. It prints on a range of media, including foam board and corrugated cardboard in sheet sizes from 8.27x8.27" to 42x100", allowing it to print over-sized architectural/engineering documents, maps, indoor signage, P-O-P displays, packaging, folding carton, corrugated boxes, newspapers, and more. It also runs variable data/personalization of individual pieces at full speed.

“We didn’t know what to expect when we announced the technology,” says Robert Ross, President and CEO of Xanté. “What we are showing here is a technology demo; it is 90% complete. The last 10% will focus on media handling—our area of expertise. We have to decide where we want to focus media handling first—which applications. We can do it all, just not all at once.”