Visit the LexJet Fair at SGIA Expo

LJ SGIA Program Ad 07-13-16_02If you’re heading to SGIA Expo in Las Vegas next month, be sure to stop by LexJet’s booth #1448 for some fun under the big top, with prizes, samples, games and educational sessions and demonstrations.

SGIA Expo, Sept. 14-16, is one of our industry’s largest gathering of specialty printing and imaging professionals from around the world. Market segments represented with include textiles, signs, outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, fine art, soft signage, finishing and more.

In LexJet booth #1448, we’ll feature some of the newest products in our line, including Production Display Film and Simple Grip Backlit. We’ll also have a full schedule of demonstrations that include photo panel mounting, wall paper durability and GOframe canvas wraps. Here is the demonstration schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 14

  • 10am – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 11am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 1pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 2pm – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 2pm – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 4pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

Thursday, Sept. 15

  • 10am – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 11am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 1pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 2pm – Sunset Professional Photo Panel Mounting
  • 2pm – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 4pm – HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

Friday, Sept. 16

  • 10am – Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 11am –  HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration
  • 1pm –  Sunset Canvas Wrapping with GOframe Stretcher Bar Systems
  • 2pm –  HP PVC-free Durable Wall Paper Durability Demonstration

We’ll also feature some of the newest printers from HP, Epson and Canon and a wide variety of application samples to inspire your next project or business endeavor. If you have questions about SGIA Expo, call us at 800-453-9538.

Wednesday Only: 25% Off LexJet Production Display Film SUV

Find out why so many LexJet customers are raving about Production Display Film SUV with this one-day 25% off* sale!

Compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent and UV-curable inks, this film, launched in January 2016, has quickly become a customer favorite for its lay-flat, dimensionally stable qualities that are ideal for a wide variety of applications, from banner stands to trade show displays.

Product highlights:

  • One-step production process with no lamination required
  • Smooth, semi-matte surface for excellent image quality
  • Fast dry times for high-production output
  • Ideal for trade show graphics, banner stands, hanging signage and POP displays
  • Compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent and UV-curable printers

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 today, Aug. 24, 2016, before 8 p.m. EST or shop at LexJet.com. Next offer date: Sept. 12.

*Exclusions may apply; no minimum order

Learn more about the versatility of LexJet Production Display Film SUV in this video:

Faster, Easier Canvas Wraps with GOframe

Yes, you can create professionally finished canvas wraps with ease in just minutes. Thanks to the patented design from GOframe, available at LexJet, finishing canvas prints with stretcher bars couldn’t be faster or easier.

In the video above, we walk you through how the GOframe system works, using the Starter Kit and stretcher bars that vary in lengths from 8 to 20 inches.

The Starter Kit comes with reusable corner clamps, archival glue and a special trimmer. Each stretcher bar pack includes the bars, strainers and corner pins. You can also purchase Centrebraces to provide additional stability for larger wrap pieces. The only other thing you need is a hammer.

Check out our blog, For PostNet, GOframe Cuts Canvas Wrapping Time in Half to see how GOframe has helped PostNet build more business while saving time and money.

Q & A: What Goes Into an Award-Winning Trade Show Booth?

Every trade show display is unique in its design, construction, size and technology, but what makes a great booth stand out above all of the others? Each year, Exhibitor Magazine hosts the Portable Modular Awards honoring the best of the best portable and modular exhibits, celebrating their excellent structure and design.

The displays are chosen based on their outstanding performance in a range of categories such as Best Use of Technology and the Best Use of Graphics, as seen above in this 2014 Sun Chemical Corp. booth built by E4 Design.

Top Tip: Flatten Curly Prints in a Flash

Using high-end photo or fine-art papers like LexJet’s Sunset Photo eSatin Paper 300g or Sunset Hot Press Rag 310g delivers the premium, darkroom-style results that photographers and fine art reproduction printers demand. However, the thicker papers have one side effect: They curl as they come off the printer.

As we demonstrate in the video above, getting the curl out of your finished photo prints can be simple with a few items you already have in your facility. You’ll just need:

  • A printed photo
  • An empty media roll
  • Some scrap canvas
  • Tape
  • Velcro media wrap (optional)

Watch the video above, which will walk you through the quick steps. The whole process only takes a few minutes. Once your print is de-curled, you’ll be able to make a much nicer final presentation to your customer.

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LexJet Keeps Things Lively at The UPS Store Convention

The UPS Store hosted 1,700 of its franchisees on Aug. 11 in Nashville for its bi-annual The UPS Store Convention. The focus of the event was helping The UPS Store franchisees learn how to better serve small businesses in their communities. As a preferred vendor and partner, we had the pleasure of exhibiting during the show.

The LexJet team manned a lively booth with GOframe canvas wrap and Canon PRO-series printer demonstrations throughout the day. “The presence of the Canon PRO-6000S in our booth was a huge hit,” says LexJet’s Vince Bejar. “We generated a ton of interest with UPS Stores that aren’t currently printing wide-format.”

Canon offers several new models with the PRO-series line, and the Canon PRO4000S drew a lot of interest, as it’s ideal for most UPS Store configurations. Bringing a wide-format printer in-house allows The UPS Stores to offer a variety of services to their customers, such as banners, posters, yard signs, custom canvas wraps and much more.

Things got really exciting when our team pulled the name of the winner of our booth’s Canon PRO-6000S printer, which went to Lynne Lee from The UPS Store 2459 in Springfield, Mo. Congrats to Lynne and her team for scoring the new printer, valued at $9,995!

Take a look at the video above to see all the action. If you have questions about how LexJet can support your franchisees, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Canon PRO-6000S winner Lynne Lee with the LexJet team.
Canon PRO-6000S winner Lynne Lee with the LexJet team.