Contact Image Installs HP Scitex LX800
Normand Limoges, President of Contact Image in Montreal, added to his company’s large-format printing capabilities with the installation of a HP Scitex LX800 system, which runs HP’s odour-free Latex Ink technology.
Contact Image’s Scitex LX800, purchased back in May 2011, joined an HP Scitex FB500 flatbed for printing on rigid medias, with a top resolution of up to 1,200 x 600 dpi. The 3.2-metre (126 inches) LX800 model, meanwhile, produces a top resolution of 1,200 x 1,200 dpi and hits a maximum speed of 177 m²/hr.
Describing itself as the first Montreal-based company to produce quality image sublimation on fabric, Contact Image has been focusing on large-format production for more than 30 years.
“We can print on a huge range of materials, whereas in the past we needed one printer per technology,” stated Normand Limoges, in describing the LX800 installation. “Now, we have several technologies in a single printer, allowing us to print on various materials. This flexibility allows us to offer our clients new products.”