A Easier Way to Apply Textiles to SEG Frames

Our partners at Banner Ups have discovered an easy way to finish textiles in silicone edge graphics (SEG) frames, with the new LexJet Adhesive Backed SEG Keder Tape. This aggressive peel-and-stick adhesive makes SEG frame finishing less complicated, with no sewing, heating or additional equipment required (and the staff to run it)!

The application of Keder Tape is quick: Just peel off the release liner to expose the adhesive; stick Keder Tape onto the fabric; tuck the taped fabric into the SEG frame, and press it into place for a taught, secure finish. We had great results using Keder Tape with EnduraFab Textiles as well as HP Light Fabric. This product has gone through extensive testing and demonstrated long-term durability needed for SEG frames.

Insider tip: Since the tape is repositionable before your firmly adhere it, place it lightly on the back of the graphic and align it to the frame. Reposition it if needed without damaging the graphic (another benefit of not sewing it). Once it’s positioned correctly, firmly press the adhesive onto the textile, and then place it into the frame.

For more details, download this Keder Tape Instructions flyer and call a LexJet representative to learn more about textile printing and finishing.

Thesis Exhibits Get Graphic with LexJet Print-N-Stick

When designer Nathan Lambert of Full Color, Inc., a professional printing lab in Dallas, needed to put together his master of arts thesis exhibit along with a handful of his peers, he opted for an easy-to-use product that would work on all surfaces, floor to ceiling.

“For these big final presentations, we used LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric everywhere,” Lambert says. “We printed all the wall graphics, and used it for floor graphic and pedestals, too.”

Throughout the exhibit hall, Lambert and his peers put together elaborate displays that featured topics like color therapy, gender identity, mobile fresh markets and superhero archetypes. Lambert’s thesis discussed the benefits of contemporary middle school uniforms.

For his exhibit, he covered stationary walls with white-on-black text graphics, while mobile walls carried bright imagery along with informative text. He used Print-N-Stick to cover two pedestals holding manikins wearing uniforms that were dye-sub printed. Full Color utilizes Epson and Kodak printers to get the jobs done.

“When we got the Print-N-Stick from LexJet, we did some test printing,” Lambert says. “For a bunch of designers, it was like giving us a toy to play with. We were able to get some really cool stuff out of that material.”

His team used a Graphtec cutter for some of the more complete exhibits. “That made our lives really easy,” he says. “We used some technology we hadn’t used for our regular work.”

For this job, Lambert used an Epson SureColor S80600 to print 200 linear feet of Print-N-Stick. “We were so blown away with the color,” he says. “LexJet sent us the color profile to use with Onyx software — we were just blown away with how vibrant everything was. As a designer, that’s pretty awesome for us.”

In previous years, taking down printed graphics was a challenge, as many adhesives would remove the paint, as well. ” Everyone got excited by how wonderful the quality and colors, and how it came down without damaging wall,” Lambert says. “This product would be awesome to use in a home — like a child’s bedroom or the living room where you want to put something cool on the wall.”

Try 1 Roll of LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper at Volume Pricing

We’re excited to announce the new LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper 240g, a high-performance, heavyweight paper available at a production price.

With a high-quality photo base that stands up to any other photo paper benchmark on the market, LexJet TRIBUTE is the go-to option, priced right for high-volume printers.

For faster and easier handling, this heavyweight 9.5 mil, resin-coated photo paper dries instantly, making it ideal for nearly any application, from point of sale and signage to trade shows and photo reproduction.

“Once again, LexJet is shaking up the market with the high-quality TRIBUTE photo paper at rock-bottom volume pricing,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President.

When purchased by the pallet, LexJet TRIBUTE is reduced in price by nearly 30% at $0.20 per square foot (compared to $0.32 per square foot for single rolls).

SALE! For the next 30 days, we’re offering a single roll of TRIBUTE at the pallet price ($0.20/sq ft). Call-in orders only. Give TRIBUTE a try* by calling LexJet today at 800-453-9538 and learn more about this new aqueous-compatible photo paper.

*Offer valid until Oct. 14, 2017; while supplies last; one roll per customer

Learn More. Save More at LexJet Printer Webinars

Purchasing a new printer is a serious investment. Join LexJet and the pros at Canon, HP and Epson for educational webinars that help you discover the latest information on the newest printer technology. Register today to reserve your spot. When you attend a webinar, you’ll get extra savings on your purchase.

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. EST to discover the latest advancements in Canon printers. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Sept. 18, 2 p.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, $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Epson S-Series Webinar: Join us Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. to learn the latest about Epson’s state-of-the-art solvent printing technology. Attend this webinar and receive Event Rebate of $2,000 on an Epson SureColor S60600, or Epson SureColor S80600. SIGN UP NOW

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

Speedy Canvas Wraps Are on a Roll with GOframe

You can stretch professional-level canvas wraps faster than all get out with the GOframe PRO system, available at LexJet. In the video above, we take you step-by-step through the process, which takes just minutes, unlike traditional canvas wrap procedures.

You’ll need:

  • GOframe Starter Kit: Includes 4 Reusable Corner Clamps, Archival Glue and an Edge Trimmer
  • Stretcher Bars: Shown here are 16” x 20” GOframe PRO stretcher bars that come with tensioners and U-shaped fasteners for the corners
  • Hammer, utility knife and straight edge

When you prepare your print, add a 2.5-inch bleed on all sides before printing. We recommend printing on LexJet Sunset Reserve Matte Canvas or LexJet Sunset Reserve Gloss Canvas for great canvas wrap results. Be sure to install GOframe on a smooth surface when the canvas is print-side down to avoid scratches.

The GOframe Starter Kit and Stretcher Bars are prepped to help you wrap canvases in no time. The reusable corner clamps make positioning accurate, and the bars are finished with adhesive on two sides for easy installation. The kit also comes with a bottle of archival glue for extra adhesion.

Follow the step-by-step instructions in the video to learn how to align your print, finish the corners and place U-shaped fasteners and tensioners to create a gallery-worthy wrap.

Kick Off Autumn with All New Printer Promotions

The temperatures may be getting cooler, but the printer deals are still red hot. Canon, Epson and HP are ready to hit the gridiron with more ways for you to score with some great offers. All rebates and prices are valid through Sept. 30, 2017, unless otherwise noted.

CANON Instant Rebates

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000, 24-inch printer: $200

Canon PRO-4000, 44-inch printer: $500

Canon PRO-4000S, 44-inch printer: $200

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. EST to discover the latest advancements in Canon printers. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

EPSON Instant Rebates

SureColor S40600 Production Edition, 64-inch printer: $3,000 instant rebate and $3,000 dealer discount, valid through Dec. 31, 2017