Join the HP Latex Revolution with Our Educational Webinar

HP Latex technology is rapidly transforming the wide-format print industry, thanks to its ability to add versatility, faster production and measurable return on investment for print service providers.

HP’s John Stevens will lead a one-hour webinar, hosted by LexJet, to explore the latest advancements in latex technology and the various ways in can help PSPs expand their business. Join us!

WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. EST

You’ll discover everything you need to know about bringing latex technology in-house to take your business to the next level with more diverse and versatile offerings for your customers. This webinar will be jam-packed with information, and John will be available to answer your questions at the end of the presentation.

After attending this webinar, you’ll receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a discount of up to $2,500 on printer purchases before Feb. 28, 2017:

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Join One of Our Two Canon Webinars This Month

For the first time, LexJet and Canon are teaming up to host two webinars this month. Join us and Canon’s Bob Maloney and Shawn Anderson to learn the very latest about Canon’s Pro-Series printers and software. We have scheduled two opportunities for you to join the call: Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11 a.m. EST or Thursday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. EST.

During this webinar, you’ll learn about the latest advancements in Canon printers and how they can help grow your business while simplifying your print workflow. This webinar will be jam-packed with information, and Bob will be available to answer your questions live.

Attendees are eligible to receive an instant rebate up to $499.75 off a Canon PRO-Series printer and up to $899 in free LexJet Media. These savings can also be combined with our monthly Canon PRO-Series rebates:

Act fast: Space is limited for this event, so book your spot today.

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HP Webinar: Discover the Versatility of HP Latex Printing

Join HP’s John Stevens for a one-hour webinar, hosted by LexJet, to learn the very latest about HP’s Latex printer technology.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m. EST

You’ll discover everything you need to know about bringing latex technology in-house to take your business to the next level with more diverse and versatile offerings for your customers. This webinar will be jam-packed with information, and John will be available to answer your questions at the end of the presentation.

After attending this webinar, you’ll receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) for a discount of up to $2,500 on printer purchases before Jan. 31, 2017:

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Webinar: Find Out Why Epson Printers Are Heating Up the Solvent Market

Our customers say the new Epson SureColor S-series printers are the fastest solvent printers on the market. Learn why as we discuss the very latest in high-speed, high-quality solvent print technology during the Epson S-Series Webinar, hosted by LexJet on Jan. 19, 2:30 p.m. EST.

During this webinar, Epson technology expert, Matt McCausland will discuss how Epson has transformed solvent print technology in the all-new S-Series printers: SureColor S40600SureColor S60600 and SureColor S80600.

This educational hour will be jam-packed with information on:

  • Next generation solvent inks
  • Print accuracy
  • Automated maintenance
  • Application opportunities
  • Epson’s reward program

Plus, when you attend this webinar, you’ll receive an event discount up to $2,000 off your printer purchase, in addition to the standard Epson rebates offered each month.

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Better Banners: When to Choose Vinyl or Fabric for Event Signage

Banner printing is a staple in many print shops, and vinyl was the go-to for years. However, fabric is a top trend lately that customers demand these days. While fabric used for banners has some advantages, vinyl is still the top option in many circumstances. We put together this quick hit list on when to choose which media for the best event banner results:

Printer capabilities. If you have an aqueous printer, vinyl is generally your best bet. Fabric works well on latex or dye-sub printers. However, LexJet does offer LexJet Poly Select Heavy, for example, which works on aqueous or latex printers. It’s a good option when you want the drape of a fabric, but a heavier option that won’t curl like vinyl. It’s also available in Poly Select Light and Poly Select Medium that are multi-tasking products that can be used for backlit signs and trade show displays.

rodeo bannerEnvironment. Asking your customer where the banner will be displayed and what the ambiance is are the two most important questions to help you deliver the best banner for their expectations. At a casual, outdoor sporting event, a vinyl banner with grommets can deliver great results for the money. However, as Nackard Companies found when working on the Chuck Sheppard Memorial Roping event, opting for LexJet Poly Select Heavy was a great outdoor choice because when the signage hit the chain-link fence, it didn’t make as much noise as vinyl would, which could spook the animals in the rodeo.

Quick Tip: Cut Back on Media Waste When Printing to a Take-Up Reel

A take-up reel is recommended for flexible substrates like fabric, mesh or banner material, and is essential for long runs and unattended printing. However, the amount of lead material you need to start your take-up reel can be costly when using high-end products. To keep you from wasting that higher-end material, here’s a quick tip to try when using your printer’s take-up reel.

In the example featured in the video above, we chose HP Light Fabric to print to. To avoid wasting several feet of unprinted fabric, we are going to create a re-usable leader out of a scrap piece of media.

Step 1: Measure

  • Start by advancing the fabric to the take-up reel to measure the length needed for the leader.
  • Once measured, rewind the fabric and remove the roll.
  • To make the leader you will need:
    • Scrap media that’s the same width as the media you’re printing to
    • Quality tape
    • Utility knife

Step 2: Create Leader

  • Since the width of the fabric is 42-inches, we’ll use a scrap piece of material that’s the same width
  • Align both rolls and tape the edge of the leader to the fabric on both sides, and trim the tape edges flush.
  • Make sure your tape is secure by applying some pressure with the tape roll after it’s in place.

Step 3: Ready to Print

  • Now, reload the fabric with the leader into your printer and advance it to the take up reel.
  • Pull the media taut and secure it to the spindle core with tape. Now you’re ready to print.

The leader we created here saves more than $25 of wasted media on this job alone. And better yet, it’s reusable for future savings as well.

For more information and video tips, visit the LexJet YouTube page and give us a call at 800-453-9538.