Monday, August 2, 1999
Widening their dominant position as the leading solutions provider to the professional wide format printing community, LexJet announced today that they would begin shipping AquaGuard™, the industry's first and most complete family of true waterproof and water-resistant media products designed for cross printer platform applications.

"Our LexJet family of AquaGraphics™ waterproof and water-resistant products represents a giant step forward in the technology of coating media for cross platform printers and ink systems," commented Ron Simkins, President of the LexJet Corporation. "This family of products and the coating applied to each member of the family, will set a new standard and definition in the industry for the meaning of waterproof and water-resistant", he stated.

The AquaGraphics™ family of products contains and initial offering of eight different media substrates including vinyl banner materials, Tyvek™, 100% cotton canvas and a unique backlit film for use with pigment-based inks. Each AquaGraphics™ product is designed to be waterproof when used in conjunction with pigment-base ink jet inks and water resistant when used in conjunction with dye-based ink jet inks.

"Our goals for AquaGraphics™ was to produce a solution driven product family that would simplify the issue of compatibility with the large array of printers and ink systems being used today by the large format ink jet printing professional and to provide the most sought after substrates at the initial product launch ", said Art Lambert, Vice-president of LexJet. "We have met those two goals and look forward to expanding the family of AquaGraphics™ products between now and the end of 1999 ", Lambert stated.

AquaGraphics™ is another industry first from LexJet - the acknowledged leader in providing proven solutions for the wide format continuous tone and ink jet printing community.

LexJet is dedicated to providing customers with solutions, prices and materials that will allow the creation of the best image possible while helping the professional printer maximize the quality and profit per image. The company offers a wide variety of ink jet media products including papers, laminates, films, inks, adhesives, polyesters and the award-winning LexJet® material.