Avatrex Transportable Imaging Technology from LexJet has recently been certified by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for use with HP Indigo presses. Avatrex 6500 Matte was certified and awarded a 3 Star rating by RIT for HP Indigo WS6000, WS6600, WS2000, WS4000, WS4600 and WS4050/4500 presses.
RIT's test is among the most extensive in the printing industry, requiring a variety of challenging imaging and adhesion tests to be completed before successfully passing. The 3 Star rating is the highest possible rating.
Avatrex Transportable Imaging is a thin, multi-layer coating with built-in adhesive and protection properties that can be printed with a variety of print platforms and transported and conformed to practically any surface. Avatrex 6500 Matte was developed specifically for HP Indigo presses.
"RIT's testing validates our own extensive testing and the imaging quality owners of HP Indigo presses can expect from Avatrex," says Ralph Giammarco, one of the developers of Avatrex Transportable Imaging. "More importantly, print companies now have a printable and conformable material that expands their application versatility, opening new markets and business opportunities."
Avatrex, a winner of the Print Industries of America Intertech Technology Award in 2012, was developed combining a proprietary nano-chemistry with a proprietary coating technology called the Synergistic Layering Process. This chemistry and process allow Avatrex to operate as a printable media, laminate and adhesive, all in one material.
Due to its many abilities – adaptability, transportability, conformability, stability and sustainability – Avatrex can tackle a number of applications, including but not limited to: identification products, book covers, labels and packaging, in-mold decorating, overlays and nameplates, graphics and labeling for harsh environments, arts, crafts and hobby novelties and other specialty imaging applications.
Avatrex contains state-of-the-art UV inhibitors, is composed of a high-performance non-yellowing polymer base, is highly flexible and thermoformable in deep draw applications, will not yellow in most exterior applications, is waterproof and resistant to most common household cleaners and light solvents, and is thermally stable up to 350 degrees F. And, since Avatrex is manufactured with water-based chemistries, it is a sustainable material that has no VOCs and is PVC-free.
Avatrex 6500 Matte for HP Indigo presses is available in various roll and sheet sizes. Avatrex 3500 Matte and Avatrex 3000 Gloss for solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable and latex wide format inkjet printers are also available in various roll sizes.