The roll-fed, wide-format device, which uses five high-speed Memjet inkjet heads, was first pre-viewed in the UK at an open house in April this year, and is being shown at Fespa with inline folder from Rigoli.

The machine has a native resolution of 1,600dpi and prints in CMYKK at either 1,000sqm/hour or 500sqm/hour, with a print width of 42in (106cm). Ink is supplied in two-litre and 10-litre containers.

It uses Caldera’s Grand RIP Plus with a TG Plot workflow management system and can produce a single print up to 150 metres long.

The device, which costs around £60,000, is primarily targeted at the architect, engineering and construction markets, that work with CAD systems.

According to RTI’s UK-based EMEA business developer Peter Barton, however, its five-channel colour capability and its ability to print CAD or full-colour graphics at the same speeds makes it appealing to businesses that want to branch into POS displays as well.

“We’re having great interest in Scandinavia and Holland so far and since the preview we’ve sold in Turkey, Israel and the UK,” he added.

Canada-headquartered RTI employs around 70 staff globally with five in the UK.

The Vortex 4200 is a portfolio diversification for the company, which traditionally supplies parts and cosnumables for high speed digital print.

Barton said: “With this range we wanted to do something innovative, we didn’t just want to produce a “me too” product. There is a huge amount of interest in it, so it’s paying off.”