News You Can Use from Our Printer Partners: Canon, Epson & HP

We know you rely on us to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on in the industry, so over the past few weeks we’ve collected some exciting news from our partners at Canon, Epson and HP in regards to new printers, helpful software to make production easier and award-winning technology.

Canon imagePROGRAF TX-Series

New Canon Printer Designed for CAD/Engineering: The all-new Canon imagePROGRAF TX-Series pairs the exacting standards of high-end photo printers with high-speed production for super-fast, intricately detailed output. It’s also a money-saver with 5-color ink tanks available in 700 ml, 330 ml or 160 ml. It’s compatible with low-cost LED paper and makes production easier with an automatic media loading system that’s super simple and unlike other wide-format printers on the market. This game-changing printer will be available in November. Also, be sure to ask about 0% financing available on all Canon imagePROGRAF printers.

Epson SureColor S80600

Epson S-Series Receives High Accolades: Each model of the Epson SureColor S-Series solvent printers received a Pick Award from the Buyers Lab (BLI), an independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware and services. The Epson SureColor S40600 was named Outstanding Entry Level CMYK 54″/64″ Eco-solvent/Latex Device. The Epson SureColor S60600 was awarded Outstanding High Production CMYK 54″/64″ Eco-solvent/Latex Device, and the Epson SureColor S80600 received the award for Outstanding Gamut Expansion 54″/64″ Eco-solvent/Latex Device. “These awards give special recognition to manufacturers and products that perform above their peers in our exhaustive lab tests, and all three S-Series models did extremely well in our tests – providing accuracy that any color-critical print shop would appreciate,” said David Sweetnam, director of research and lab services, EMEA/Asia, Keypoint Intelligence. Through the end of 2017, Epson is offering the largest discount ever on these machines. Call us for more details.

HP Latex 115 Print & Cut Bundle

HP Expands Print-N-Cut Portfolio & Support Solutions: The HP Latex Print & Cut bundles have sparked a lot of interest among printers who want to expand into printing stickers, decals, labels and more, with ease of use and minimal equipment footprint. The HP Latex 315 and 335 Print & Cut Bundles are geared to high-volume shops. HP has recently released the HP Latex 115 Print & Cut Bundle as an entry-level option, as well. To support these new machines, HP Signage Suite now has easy-to-design applications for Print & Cut as well as tools to help manage production. If you attend a qualifying event, you can save big on a bundle. Watch the video below for details on HP Signage Suite, and give us a call at 800-453-9538 to learn more.

Innovation Inspired Us at SGIA Expo 2017

The weather may have threatened, but that didn’t stop the SGIA Expo from going on! And we were so glad that it did. We found inspiration everywhere we looked around the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. With 600 exhibitors and more than 19,000 people in attendance, the power of printing — on nearly every conceivable surface — could be heard loud and clear.

Walking the show floor, we were thrilled to see some of our partners featuring and launching some great new products. From HP, we we learned about the upgraded HP PrintOS Mobile, which not only helps printers stay on top of printer data, job history, KPIs and service calls, it allows their supplier to track their needs, too. A great tool to enhance those relationships and keep production running right on time.

We couldn’t help but stop in our tracks when we came across the Fredrix Canvas booth, where they made pillows with Fredrix Natural Raw Canvas printed with latex technology, and cool customized coasters fabricated with Fredrix 575 Tempo Canvas and finished with a Marabu top coat. At Fredrix, they are really changing the way we think about printing everyday products.

Give Custom Walls Personality with the Right Wallcovering Product

Gone are the days of choosing from a few wallpaper options that may ­– or may not – match your style and personality. Creating custom artwork for your home or office is one of the new trends for wall décor. From kids’ rooms to board rooms, we’ve rounded up a variety of solutions that are tailor-made for you.

Check out some of the ways our customers added personality and life to their wall mural projects:

Wall Murals That Go with the Flo: If you are doing a project that will be displayed for a few months or several years, LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl, with its air-egress liner and repositionable adhesive, makes installation a breeze. When John Toth from Triad Creative Group was tasked with bringing the past to the present, he opted for Simple Flo – laminated with LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Gloss UV Laminate (2.4 Mil). For this project, some of the murals were displayed on different substrates, including primed MDF and Sintra, while others were applied directly to the display walls. Toth knew that the applications would be bubble-free due to the air-egress liner and that the repositionable adhesive would allow him to fix any misaligned panels during installation. The wide color gamut of the Simple Flo contributed to the authenticity of the project by bringing out subtle nuances in the historical images.

Prints That Win: Misty Morning

Last November, photographers Kathryn and Gary Meek were vacationing in China, when one misty morning, they spied a junk boat moored to just a little wisp of a dock on the Yangtze River. Even though it was at rest, Kathryn Meek said she was struck by the serenity of the scene. She pulled out her camera and started shooting. One of the images she captured would later become “Misty Morning,” winner of the Sunset Print Award – Illustrative category in the PPA Southwest District.

“It is one of my favorite shots. The trip was a cool experience and I was able to get a really cool shot,” she says.

To properly convey the ethereal feeling of the scene for the print, she used LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic Paper. “It really made the image pop,” she said of the award-winning paper.

Now Available: Stock & Roll for Easier Media Storage

Free up space in your shop and make storing and moving media rolls easier than ever with the new Stock & Roll media storage station, now available at LexJet. This compact, lightweight storage system not only saves space, but keeps rolls better organized and free from dirt.

If you’re at SGIA this week, swing by LexJet booth #745 to see Stock & Roll in action.

With this innovation, made in France, you’ll have a compact and secure way to store up to six rolls of varying heights with 2- or 3-inch cores. Because rolls are locked into place and elevated on a platform, you won’t have to worry rolls falling over or getting dirty, which will save you money, over time. While the station can handle lots of heavy-weight rolls, it is still easy to transport with six high-performance wheels with a lightweight base that’s just 2-feet in diameter.

Stock & Roll can also be used at trade shows to house media rolls or even wall paper samples, as pictured above. Create a dynamic trade show display with multiple Stock & Roll units.

SGIA Special: Free shipping available through Oct. 31, 2017.

It’s Back: 0% Interest on Canon imagePROGRAF Printers

If you are considering a new Canon imagePROGRAF printer, don’t miss out on the opportunity to get 0% financing available through the end of the year. Canon is offering 12-, 24- and 36-month lease terms, with $1 and FMV (Fair Market Value) purchase options on all imagePROGRAF printers.

The financing promotion can be combined with mail-in and instant rebates that are running through the end of November. To take advantage of these savings and financing opportunities, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

You can learn more about Canon’s newest imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers here: