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LexJet 8 Mil Absolute™ Backlit - 36in x 100ft (3-in Core)

LexJet 8 Mil Absolute™ Backlit is a translucent, 8-mil polyester film that enables anyone with pro-model aqueous inkjet or latex printers to produce stunning b ... Read More

Brand: LexJet

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Price: $265.79 ($0.89 / SQ. FT.)
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LexJet 8 Mil Absolute™ Backlit is a translucent, 8-mil polyester film that enables anyone with pro-model aqueous inkjet or latex printers to produce stunning backlit graphics. The instant-dry, matte-finish coating on the front surface of the film produces a super-wide color gamut for brilliant colors and sharp details. The instant-dry coating also helps reduce the waiting time between printing and laminating and reduces the risk of damaging the prints while handling them.

Applying a pressure-sensitive laminating film is recommended to keep the prints from being damaged during installation in a lightbox.

LexJet 8 Mil Absolute Backlit works with either dye or pigment inks on inkjet printers that use thermal or piezo printheads. It is also compatible with HP's line of latex printers.

From the LexJet Blog

3D Prints on a Wide-Format Printer? Thanks to Lumii, Now You Can

In anticipation of the impending 3D content that's sure to hit our smart phones, cameras and web browsers in the coming years, the clever minds at the Boston-based start-up, Lumii, have developed a way to print 3D photos on films using a standard aqueous wide-format printer.

Technical Specifications

Product Type Inkjet Printable Media
Thickness 8 mil
Paper Weight 190 gsm
Applications Backlit
POP / Indoor Signage
Outdoor Signage
Trade Show
Applications - Media Featured
POP/ Indoor Signage
Trade Show Graphics
Outdoor Signage
Finish Matte
Ink Type Aqueous
Media Opacity Translucent
Media Type Polyester
Core Size 3 in
Width 36 in
Length 100 ft
Units 1 Roll
Color Transparent/Clear
Edge Loyalty Points Multiplier 1x Edge Points
Double Sided No
Lifetime Warranty No
Properties Description
Material 190 g Polyester film
Gauge 8 mil
Haze % 75 minimum (TAPPI T0425)
Gloss Level 60° 2.9
L*a*b* Values L*= 95 a*= -1 b*= 1
Opacity 80%
Whiteness 107
Printer/Ink Compatibility Compatible with all thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye and pigment-based inks.
Imaging Side Material is packaged with printable side facing up. Printable surface can be identified by a slight tackiness.
Software Settings The coating on this product is engineered for better than 300% ink coverage. A photo luster, satin or semi-gloss setting is the recommended starting point. However, we recommend a custom ICC profile for optimal results. Please refer to www.lexjet.com for starting-point ICC profiles for some printers.
Profiles For the best and most consistent results, a profile should be created using an external color calibrator in conjunction with your RIP and color matching software.
Light Fastness The fading time of inkjet ink is a direct result of the inks that you choose to use and the environment where the print is displayed. Contact the ink manufacturer for light fastness data.
Finishing/Post Processing LexJet always recommends backlit prints be laminated due to the rough nature of installation. Optimal dry time prior to lamination is 24 hours. This backlit is not water resistant with either dye or pigment inks. If water resistance is necessary an edge sealer such as 3M 3950 must be applied to the edge of the laminated print.
Optimal Print Environment 59-86° F, 30-70% R.H
Handling Recommendations Due to the absorptive nature of the coating, you should avoid touching the coated surface of the film. It is always recommended that cotton gloves be used when handling inkjet coated materials. Rolls of LexJet film are supplied with the coated side facing out.
Ideal Storage Conditions 70° F (21° C), 50% R.H. (a controlled environment is recommended); store vertically in original packaging.
Shelf Life 1 year from the LexJet ship date when stored in proper conditions.

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Awesome prints!
This product consistently performs at 100% when paired with an HP DesignJet aqueous printer. Colour depth and accuracy is superb and puts inferior products to shame! Highly recommend this product!