LexJet has introduced the industry's first fully transportable graphic, Infinium, a print medium with laminate and adhesive built into one conformable material. LexJet Infinium – which is compatible with low-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable printers – can be applied to virtually any surface, including irregular surfaces and curves, using heat, water or a primer (LexJet Infinium Bond).
"Fully transportable means that, with Infinium, you can print the same material with the same image on the same printer for use in multiple applications," said Jeff Leto, LexJet product manager. "This conformable material gives you the ability to take the graphic anywhere you want onto virtually any substrate and image it."
Infinium is not a paper, it's not a film and it's not a transfer material. It's a clear material you reverse print and apply face down on the substrate with either water, heat or a primer, depending on the application and whether it's a temporary or permanent graphic.
"There is a lot of potential with this product, because in the past you had to print to a substrate, laminate it and apply it, and you sometimes had to use a number of different substrates for one project. With Infinium, it's one step, one material and one process,"said David Kurniawan, owner of Maryland Signs and Graphics in Towson, MD, who runs Infinium on his HP L25500 latex printer. "We can use it on all types of substrates and surfaces, including rough surfaces, which helps us use fewer materials for a lot of different applications."
Manufactured with water-based chemistries, LexJet Infinium is a sustainable material that has no VOCs and is PVC-free. And, since it includes print, adhesive and laminate qualities in one material it reduces waste and production steps. LexJet Infinium is compatible with most commonly used post-print processes, including laser cutting, routing and thermoforming without distorting the graphic.
LexJet Infinium is available in Gloss and Matte versions in 25-inch, 36-inch, 42-inch, 50-inch and 54-inch widths and 75-foot roll lengths.