LexJet Talks Innovative Textile Printing with Sign & Digital Graphics

Sign & Digital Graphics magazine recently spoke to Jaimie Mask, product specialist at LexJet, about the burgeoning field of printable fabrics. In its January 2017 issue of the magazine, Sign & Digital Graphics highlights this growing industry of textile prints. fabricsGiven the demand for inkjet-printable fabrics, there has been an increasing need for technology that enables any type of digital printer to utilize the fabric.

While this technology is still somewhat new, LexJet offers a self-adhesive printable fabric called LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric. Versions of this product are compatible with aqueous, latex and solvent printers, and is often used in supermarkets, office buildings and other areas with wall murals. Mask explains the difference between this product and a similar one called Photo Tex.

“The difference between the two is that Photo Tex has more of a wider weave vs. the LexJet Print-N-Stick product having a tighter weave,” she says. “So the tighter weave gives better image quality.”

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural
LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural

Mask goes on to explain that there are markets for both products, especially architecturally. This shift to fabrics is in part due to its durability. The advances in technology have improved the scratch and flame resistance, allowing them to be used in a variety of environments.

“This technology allows the ink to adhere with the fabric material, and you don’t have a scratching issue at all. You can fold and do everything you do with dye sub fabric,” says Mask, who considers these advances in technology to be “game changers” for many LexJet clients.

To read more on this exciting new technology, see the article in the January 2017 edition of Sign & Digital Graphics magazine.

Get Your Free WPPI Expo Pass Now

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If you’re heading to the WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference and Expo next month in Las Vegas, you can get a free expo pass now, courtesy of LexJet.

Go to the WPPI registration page and, when prompted, enter promo code EXIV167364.

While you’re at the WPPI Expo, be sure to swing by booth #116 and say hello to the LexJet crew. We’ll be featuring the latest PRO Series printer from Canon, LexJet Sunset fine art papers, photo papers and canvas.

You won’t want to miss it! If you have questions about WPPI, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Plan Ahead for Shipping During Holiday Weeks

As we all look forward to the holidays with family and friends, please keep in mind our holiday hours. Allow for extra shipping time when placing your orders during the holiday downtime.

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:

Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas: closed

Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year’s Day: closed

Tuesday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Dec. 30: reduced staff

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 promising New Year!

LexJet Introduces New Invoice & Order Fulfillment System

In an effort to improve your experience with LexJet, we are transitioning to a new ordering and fulfillment system that will provide better visibility into ordering and shipping details as your order progresses from a sales order to a fulfilled order to an invoiced order.

On Dec. 1, 2016, the order process will flow like this:

  1. You will receive a sales order summary and confirmation as soon as you place your order.
  2. You will receive additional notifications throughout the ordering, fulfillment and invoicing process.
  3. You will receive tracking information for UPS ground and air shipments via email and invoice(s) as each item on the order is fulfilled from the shipping location.
  4. If items ship on different days or from certain designated fulfillment centers, you will receive additional invoice(s) for those items as they are fulfilled against the original sales order that you placed with us.
  5. Items 3 and 4 are being implemented to ensure that you are only billed for items when they have been shipped.
  6. As a convenience to you, the total shipping charges incurred for the entire sales order will be billed on the first invoice for that sales order. Subsequent invoices for the sales order will contain no shipping charges.

If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please contact us at 800-453-9538.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Tis the season for too much turkey, pies and football, and we’re all in! The LexJet offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25. If you need to place an order, please call us at 800-453-9538 by 8 p.m. on Wednesday Nov. 23.

You can continue to shop online at LexJet.com and take advantage of our Beyond Black Friday Sale with 30% off all LexJet-branded products.

Please keep in mind, UPS is also closed on Thanksgiving, so plan ahead to get the products you need when you need them. See the full UPS holiday schedule HERE.

We’ll reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. Meanwhile, enjoy your holiday with friends and family!