RTI Digital and #1 Network Partner to Introduce Memjet-Powered Vortex Wide-Format Printer Across North America


Reprographic Technology International (RTI) Digital of Ontario, Canada, reports that it’s negotiated a reseller agreement with #1 Network, under which #1 Network, a distributor of graphics-arts printing systems and which is based in Effingham, Illiniois, will sell, market, and support the Memjet-powered RTI Vortex 4200 wide-format printer to its reseller network of over 60 North American locations starting April 21st.

The Vortex 4200, which prints on media up to 42″ is based on Memjet’s Waterfall Print Technology. The Vortex 4200 prints at up to 12 inches (30 cm) per second (IPS) allowing users to output up to over 9000 sq/ft (836 sqm) per hour of full-color graphic arts for signage, POP, GIS, and other wide-format technical applications.

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The Vortex 4200 targets several print applications, including CAD, AEC, GIS, and point-of-sale graphics. It uses Memjet’s color inkjet-printing technology – inside are five page-wide print heads (providing a total of 352,000 ink nozzles) for single-pass wide-format printing – and it uses four dye-based cyan, magenta, yellow, and black inks.

For more information and complete specifications on the Vortex 4200, visit RIT here.

RTI will be kicking off the Vortex launch at the #1 Network Dealer Meeting being held April 7-8 in St Louis, Missouri.  It will follow-up with Vortex 4200 sales and technical training for #1 Network dealers.

“The Vortex 4200 creates an all new product class that bridges the gap between wide-format and offset printing. This printer is the only true short-run, wide-format solution. Both digital and traditional shops can extend their productivity and profitability with the Vortex 4200,” said Kevin Glosser, director of sales for #1 Network. “We are extremely excited to offer this solution to our customers. Finally short-run, versioned signage and display can be both profitable and efficient. Our tests have shown the Vortex to offer real world productivity that is 10 to 20 times faster than the typical wide-format and flat-bed devices employed today.”

“We are extremely excited to have #1 Network come on board and support our domestic efforts in marketing the Vortex 4200. Through our partnership with #1 Network, we can offer a turnkey solution to #1 Network customers that includes media, finishing and integration support,” commented Michael Midkiff, RTI’s North American Business Director for print solutions. “This full solution will enable customers to realize new potential for managing larger short-turn print jobs that are ideally suited for the Vortex 4200.”

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