LexJet 8 Mil Absolute™ Backlit


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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.

Product Highlights

Features

Strengths

Applications

Produces super-wide color gamut for brilliant colors and sharp details.

100% polyester base for dimensional stability

Brilliant color backlit light box displays, Menu Boards, POP Displays, Tradeshow displays

Matte surface and instant-dry coating.

Translucent, 8-mil polyester film designed for front-printing and backlighting.

Product Properties

Properties

Description

Unit

1 Roll

Core Size

3in Core

Base Film

Polyester

Gauge

8 mil

Haze

75 min (TAPPI T0425)

Lab* Values

L= 95 a= -1 b*= 1

Gloss Level

2.9

Opacity

80%

Whiteness

107

Printer/Ink Compatibility

Compatible with all thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye, pigment-based and latex inks.

Imaging Side

Material is packaged with printable side facing up. Printable surface can be identified by a slight tackiness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Note:
The assigned numerical reading and other tests referenced in this text are not intended to reflect hazards presented by this or any other material under actual fire cognitions. Consult an architect or fire safety engineer for information on applicable building codes and reduction of fire hazards, including the use of sprinklers.

Item Details

Size

SKU

UPC

Ordering

24in x 100ft

ABL324

848412008616

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36in x 100ft

ABL336

848412008623

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42in x 100ft

ABL342

848412008630

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50in x 100ft

ABL350

848412008647

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60in x 100ft

ABL360

848412008654

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Product Performance & Suitability

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