Applying LexJet Simple Grip Backlit in 3 Steps

One of 2017’s most popular window-graphic products is LexJet Simple Grip Backlit, a multi-award-winning film that has changed the game for windows with graphics that can be seen from both sides of the glass and illuminated with artificial or natural light for next-level color pop.

As a bonus, Simple Grip Backlit is easy to install. Watch the video above to learn the three steps to Simple Grip success:

Step 1: Prepare glass to remove dust and avoid static

Step 2: Prepare graphic and spray with application fluid

Step 3: Use a squeegee to apply the graphic to the glass

LexJet Simple Grip Backlit is compatible with latex and UV inks. The wet application described will help eliminate bubbles during installation.

Here are the tools you need:

Print to Fabric in One Step with Kornit Allegro

Anyone who has printed to fabric knows that traditional methods include many steps, like pre-treating the fabric, waiting for it to dry, printing, steaming, washing and even more drying time. Our friends at Kornit have streamlined the fabric printing process down to one step: pressing the print button.

Utilizing digital files and its seven-color NeoPigment ink set, the Kornit Allegro print system requires just one operator who can take a digital file to printed fabric in about six minutes; plus, the Allegro outputs 200 square meters per hour to nearly any type of fabric.

“This is a remarkable new system that some of our customers can really use to expand their operation into fabric and décor printing,” says Matt Radauscher, LexJet Enterprise Account Executive. “As consumers and the market seek more on-demand, customizable short-run printing, a system like Kornit Allegro is offering the perfect response.”

The Allegro print technology is ideal for personalized, one-off to high-production of home textiles, fashion, swimwear, and more, and has light- and color-fastness testing lasting up to eight washes. With its patented “fixation on the fly,” Kornit eliminates the need for pre-treatment. “It’s refreshing to see technology that responds to market demand while also eliminating the need for companies to stock massive inventory,” Radauscher says.

The innovative Kornit Allegro’s direct-to-fabric system is the preferred technology for Spoonflower, an online fabric print provider who offers designs for customers with no minimum order. Its fabric production has been so popular that Spoonflower is on its way to purchasing a third Allegro printer. Watch the video below to learn more about Spoonflower’s operation:

Want to learn more about Kornit Allegro? Download this brochure, and give our account executives a call at 800-453-9535.

Printer Webinars: Learn First, Shop & Save Later

Join LexJet and the pros at Canon, Epson and HP for educational webinars that will teach you the latest information on today’s printer technology, so you can make the best purchasing decision for your business. Register today to reserve your spot. When you attend a webinar, you’ll get extra savings on your printer purchase.

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. EST. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Epson S-Series Webinar: Join us Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. EST to learn the latest about Epson’s state-of-the-art solvent printing technology. Attend this webinar and receive an Event Rebate of $2,000 on an Epson SureColor S60600 or Epson SureColor S80600. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Friday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. to discover the latest advancements in Canon printers. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. Plus, Canon is offering 0% financing through Dec. 31, 2017. SIGN UP NOW

If you’ve got questions, our LexJet printer specialists can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Dec. 1-31: Save 20% on Your First Vescom Wallcovering Order

For your discerning customers who want high-end, luxurious wallcovering finishes for corporate, healthcare, residential and retail spaces, we’re offering 20% off your first order of any Vescom digital wallcovering finishes throughout the month of December.

Starting Friday, use coupon code VESC20 at checkout, and we’ll take 20% off your first order of Vescom finishes like the soft, lightly textured Vescom Felt, the fine linen emboss of Vescom Tabby, or the SGIA award-winning luster and shine of Vescom Metallic Sand. Visit LexJet.com/Vescom to discover all nine finishes available at LexJet.

All Vescom textures are certified for HP Latex Inks and are considered the “cleanest” vinyl wallcoverings that meet EPA requirements for low-VOC emitting products and are Commercial Grade, Class A Fire Rating, non-phthalate and non-formaldehyde and heavy metal- and antimony-free.

To ensure your get predictable results project after project, Vescom wallcovering is finished with a special top coat that delivers exceptional consistency and a longer shelf life than other PVC wallcoverings on the market. The media is receptive to liquid coating for extra protection, and we recommend Marabu ClearShield Wall Armor.

“Having a product that’s very consistent is a big key for me,” says Mike Speeney of Limitless Walls in King, N.C., who uses Vescom Matte for many customer projects. “The durability is really important so you don’t have ripping or tearing … We try to make sure everything is perfect going out the doors, so when the customer gets it, they go, ‘Wow this is awesome.'”

To learn more about Vescom wallcovering, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

Sub Shots: Making Great Artwork More Affordable

The evolution of SubShots by Dye Hard Sublimations over the past few years is a story that epitomizes the growing capabilities of inkjet and dye-sublimation printing. The team started out dye-sub printing uniforms for lacrosse leagues, but with new products and technology, they’ve begun to evolve into photography reproduction and décor applications and even Christmas ornaments.

“We had every intention of doubling-down on apparel, but once we got the equipment and printable hard surfaces, like ChromaLuxe metal photo panels, we thought: Why don’t we just produce really great, vibrant pictures on ChromaLuxe?” says Sean Calvillo of SubShots. “We think we make good artwork more affordable.”

Cavillo says his team is currently curating more photographic content from professional photographers, and customers can choose from a library of images and order metal or wood prints through SubShots ecommerce site. They also offer customized work for commercial interior design, such as the aerial shot divided into multiple ChromaLuxe metal panels, pictured above.

While the art/photography side of their business gains momentum, SubShots hasn’t veered to far from its sporting beginnings. With the purchase of an Epson SureColor P8000 44-inch aqueous printer from LexJet, SubShots was able to start producing complementary graphics, like life-size wall cutouts of athletes, like the lacrosse player pictured.

“We’ve augmented the metal pictures with LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric to create wall decals to keep with our sports roots,” Calvillo says. “We want to be the one vendor who can do both.”

The creative team has also been working with ChromaLuxe for customized holiday gifts. “We have a photographer customer who was taking the pictures she shot during a session and dye-sub printing them as double-sided ornaments,” Calvillo says.

The SubShots team became a LexJet Blue Business member, and Calvillo says the shipping program has been a game-changer. “LexJet’s personalized service combined with the free shipping program and your competitiveness on price is why you guys are always my first call,” he says.

Holiday Hours: Order Ahead to Avoid Shipping Delays

As we plan for the holidays with family and friends, please keep in mind our holiday hours. Allow for extra time when placing your orders during this seasonal downtime to ensure plenty of shipping time.

Here are our hours through New Year’s Day for our offices and U.S. distribution centers, as well as links to UPS and FedEx’s holiday schedules.

LexJet Holiday Hours:

Thursday & Friday, Nov. 23-24, in observance of Thanksgiving: closed

Monday, Dec. 25, in observance of Christmas: closed

Tuesday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Dec. 29: reduced staff

Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of New Year’s Day: closed

UPS Holiday Schedule

FedEx Holiday Schedule

If you have any questions about your order or shipping, please call us at 800-453-9538. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season with your friends and families and a successful New Year!