New JETRIX LXi8 flatbed at Astra Signs

Closely following on the heels of the JETRIX LXiR320 purchased in 2019, Astra Signs has added to their suite of large format printers with a JETRIX LXi8 flatbed.

Astra Signs were looking for a direct to substrates flatbed printer that would stand up to their heavy production requirements and emulate their high printing standards. Extensive exploring of the market place whittled the options down to a small handful, with the JETRIX being one of them. However, the bar, by this leading UK sign maker was set high. So, to make sure the printer would really achieve what they needed they embarked on three rounds of intense demonstrations and testing with Perfect Colours, including at InkTec Europe’s demonstration centre. Specific areas of interest were explored in terms of the JETRIX LXi8 flexibility and production capabilities. In particular, exploring its ability to integrate white and how well it delivered on its multi-layer printing function to emulate the very high standards that Astra strive and deliver to.

Manufactured using celebrated South Korean technology, the 3.2m JETRIX flatbed has been developed to deliver high production of speeds of up to 206sqm/hr alongside a host of other premium abilities. This includes delivering optimum printing results and its user friendly features, including the dedicated JETRIX GUI (Graphical User Interface), which makes it easier to use by simplifying, optimising and automating as many steps as possible.

From the outset, Astra Signs has been delighted with both the printers. They have more than lived up to expectations and this is why Astra were happy to purchase the JETRIX LXi8 printer in close succession to the first JETRIX LXiR320. As David Derbyshire, Managing Director at Astra Signs says:

“What printers! After reviewing several other offers out there, these printers were the best fit for us both in terms of their productivity and their competitive price. They are being used for everything from bespoke branding to signage to direct to substrate. In fact, our capacity for direct to board printing has accelerated significantly since having the JETRIX LXi8. The combination of build quality, being easy to use and the excellent white printing in eight colour means they truly are outstanding for their cost.”

This is reiterated by Darren Walker, Regional Director Northern Territories at Perfect Colours:
“We’ve been working in partnership with Dave Derbyshire, the former President of the BSGA, for quite a while. Building on their experience of the previous JETRIX, we knew that the JETRIX LXi8 was absolutely the right flatbed printer for Astra Signs. We also firmly believed it would bring more work in for them due to its productivity and print capabilities. This is why we went through several rounds of demonstrations to truly showcase what the JETRIX LXi8 could do for them and prove that it was the best product for their business.”

InkTec Europe, who develop and manufacture the JETRIX printer range, are seeing more and more clients who already have one of their printers returning to look at adding to their printing facilities with another one. As Ben Woodruff, Head of JETRIX Sales said, “Yet again, working with Perfect Colours, we were able to demonstrate the true capabilities of our printer range and what they can deliver. The numbers of JETRIX LXiR320 and JETRIXLXi8 printers that are being installed right now across the UK and Ireland are a fantastic indication of how great these machines are and the outstanding value for money which they offer.”