It follows the manufacturer’s recent launch of its first superwide device, the 3.2m RX3200.
Like the RX3200, the RX5000 is equipped with 16 Konica Minolta KM series 14pl printheads and is available in four-colour (four printheads per colour) and eight-colour (two printheads each: CMYK, light cyan, light magenta, light yellow and light black) configurations.
Maximum print resolution is 1,440dpi while output speed ranges from 36sqm/hour in highest quality mode to 169sqm/hr in maximum productivity mode, for the four-colour device (the eight-colour machine is approximately 40% slower).
The RX5000 features production speeds of 255sqm/hr, while still achieving 36sqm/hr in the best quality setting.
Furthermore, the machine also features a winding system for heavy media and an option to load multiple rolls on the feed to print at the same time.
“We are clearly seeing a demand across Europe for indoor and outdoor graphics produced on these superwide production printers,” said InkTec Europe managing director Joey Kim.
“As a result, there was a need to go one step further, which is why we have gone even wider to a 5m roll and developed the Jetrix RX5000.”
Pricing for the RX5000 is yet to be confirmed. The RX3200, which premiered earlier this year, is also on display at Fespa.