Do You Use Sunset Media? Here’s Your Chance to Win

Sunset Contest

 

You asked for it, and we delivered – a new contest that gives you the opportunity to win a brand new Canon imagePROGRAF 24-inch printer.

Interested? Here’s how you enter:

  1. Choose a photo of your finished work on display, such as in a gallery or in a client’s home. Just remember that all work must be printed on Sunset media to be eligible to win.
  2. Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or upload it here by Aug. 31, 2015
  3. Use the hashtag #SunsetWorks

That’s all it takes to have your chance at a brand new Canon imagePROGRAF printer! You can enter up to three times, and a winner will be chosen at random from all entries. Visit SunsetPrint.com for more information.

Photo Papers the Pros Trust

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Kodak has been a trusted name in the photo industry since 1888, when it was founded by George Eastman in Rochester, NY. These days, Kodak brings its mastery of all things photo-related to inkjet media that is compatible with Epson, Canon and HP printers.

Today’s Scouting Report focuses on Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Papers, Glossy Finish and Lustre Finish. These papers were updated in 2012 to perform even better with modern inkjet printer inks. They have a larger color gamut and higher Dmax to produce images with richer blacks, a wide color spectrum and the finest details, even in shadows.

kodak professional photo paper glossyThese inkjet photo papers were color texted with Monaco Gamutworks, which revealed that the colors that printed on them were accurate to the color captured in-camera. This true-color output makes the Kodak photo papers ideal for weddings, high-end retail, landscape, portraits, exhibit photography and more. The lay-flat technology that keeps the papers from curling make them easy to work with and ideal for portraits, as well.

Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper, Glossy Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a smooth, high-gloss finish for maximum impact. Kodak Professional Inkjet Photo Paper, Lustre Finish weighs in at 255 gsm with a satin finish similar to e-surface papers used in traditional darkroom printing. Plus, they have the Kodak watermark printed on the back — a symbol recognized by discerning end-customers.

Both resin-based inkjet photo papers are available in various sheet and roll sizes up to 60 inches wide. Call a LexJet representative to learn more about Kodak’s modern media at 800-453-9538.

Introducing: Even Richer Images with Next Generation Sunset Select Matte Canvas

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Printers and artists turn to Sunset Select Matte Canvas for projects as varied as unique, industrial-themed indoor art canvas wraps in Pennsylvania to weather-resistant fine-art photo banners in Idaho. The smooth texture, unsurpassed white point and crisp, rich photo production make it an easy choice for a multitude of projects and finishing treatments.

Versatile and durable, Sunset Select Matte Canvas was selected as one of 2010’s Hot Awards from Professional Photographer Magazine in the inkjet media category. And now, LexJet has released its next generation of the poly-cotton blend Sunset Select Matte Canvas.

The new Sunset Select Matte Canvas has a slight texture change and a higher Dmax, which means photos are even more detailed and vibrant. These improvements, however, haven’t altered the price, which remains the same for this 18 mil acid-free, pH neutral archival canvas.

Sunset Select Matte Canvas is available in standard roll widths from 17-inches to 60-inches in 40-foot rolls. It works with both dye and pigment inks and is compatible with current and legacy model printers from Canon, ColorSpan, Encad, Epson and Roland.

Call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538 for more information and to try Sunset Select Matte Canvas for your next project.

Great Pricing on Canon Printers at LexJet in 2015

Canon iPF Inkjet PrintersCanon printers are on sale to start the New Year at LexJet with reduced pricing that makes it easy to upgrade or add a new printer in 2015, especially since they’re virtually plug-and-play.

Here are the sale prices on Canon wide format inkjet printers. Click on the product names for details about each printer:

To find out more and to help identify the right printer for your business, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Canon iPF6400SE on Sale at LexJet for only $1,499

Canon iPF6400SE on SaleFor a limited time only, you can pick up the Canon iPF6400SE 24″ Printer for almost $1,000 off the list price at LexJet. Regularly $2,495, the new printer is now available for $1,499 at LexJet.

You can call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or order it at lexjet.com. Click here to find out more about the printer and to add it to your cart. In addition to a great sales price, you get free shipping and free and unlimited product and technical support during and after the sale.

The printer is designed for retail display and poster printing and includes a variety of features designed for efficiency and ease of use. Using the fast printing mode, the iPF SE Series can print an A1/D sized poster on coated paper in about one minute.

The compact body design offers a small footprint, and the hot-swap ink tanks allow the inks to be changed while a job is in progress without stopping the print job.

An operator assistance function can also be set up on the device to provide messages that notify the user of needed routine services to help limit interruptions during print jobs.

The SE Series offers an Economy Printing Mode that decreases ink consumption. In this mode, overall color density is reduced to help cut ink consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the Standard mode.

The Canon Printer Driver provides a free layout (nesting) feature, allowing various print jobs to be placed on one sheet of media.

The SE Series also features PosterArtist Lite, which allows users to access pre-designed templates, royalty-free images, clipart, backgrounds, frames, text graphics, an image correction function that automatically corrects image colors, and a Cut Out function to remove selected areas of an image. A full version of PosterArtist is available for purchase, which includes additional pre-designed materials and advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Printing, Design Check, Ambient Light Correction and Advanced Image Editing.

The Canon Printer Driver includes a new poster print setting, and Direct Print & Share, which offers cloud-based sharing capabilities, and several other management tools to help enhance set up and efficiency such as the Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager helps track printing costs and includes a Media Configuration Tool for the quick and easy update of media information. Operating applications such as Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office Suite are also included.

Canon’s newly developed six-color ink system utilizes LUCIA EX features the traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Matte Black inks, along with Red ink, which Canon says expands the color gamut beyond Canon’s imagePROGRAF eight-color models in the yellow to red regions to help produce vibrant, eye-catching posters.

Through Canon’s nozzle design, one printhead delivers six colors through six channels providing output from 15,360 individual nozzles. The LUCIA EX pigment ink system also helps ensure durable colors and scratch resistance for posters, retail graphics and other applications.

Elevating the Special Event Experience with Elevator Graphics

Elevator Graphics by Presentation Graphics

Brooklyn-based Presentation Graphics‘ reputation for quality work precedes it. The large-format boutique prints for a range of applications and venues, and is well known for its museum-quality special event and exhibit imaging.

That’s why the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan recommended Presentation Graphics to someone who was renting the museum for a party and wanted their logos on the three sets of elevator doors.

Presentation Graphics made a relatively simple job even easier, choosing LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric for the six banks of elevators on three floors.

“We’ve had great experience using LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric and thought it would be perfect for quick application and removal,” explains Eli Weingarten of Presentation Graphics. “It worked beautifully and the client loved it.”

The graphics were printed on the company’s Canon iPF9400 60″ wide-format inkjet printer, applied in one piece across the doors, spliced in the middle of the doors and wrapped around the edges. With Print-N-Stick’s removable adhesive the graphics were quickly removed with no residue after the event ended.