A Brave New World for SunTrust Park

When the Atlanta Braves moved into their new home, SunTrust Park, this April, they had a lot of blank walls to fill in offices and throughout the stadium. They turned to the corporate design experts at A-R-T & Associates in Atlanta to produce a one-of-a-kind series of canvas prints.

The artwork, supplied from the Braves’ archives, included a variety of baseball and ball-field imagery, both current and historical, with everything from wide-lens captures of an entire crowd to extreme close-ups of equipment, like mitts and grass.

“Some of my favorite pieces were old tickets, when tickets were cool and interesting little works of art,” says Rachael Zaudke Wilkins, who runs the print operation at A-R-T. “We enlarged some of them to 24-by-72-inch prints.”

For the massive print job, Wilkins turned to LexJet Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV, a latex-compatible option, which produces high-end results that don’t require lamination, and offered at a cost-effective price point.

“The consistency that comes out of the box never changes with this canvas,” Wilkins says. “Plus, it’s very durable while stretching, which is a very big problem we’ve run into with other products, where the ink will rub or crack on the creases.”

Wilkins has been such a fan of the canvas that she says she’s ordered 50 to 60 rolls. “It holds a really great line and has fantastic print quality,” she says. “I’ve tried other products, but this really met our price point for our clients.”

The prints, which went as large as 48-by-72-inches, were wrapped with 2-inch stretcher bars and inserted into black reveal frames that A-R-T manufactures in-house. “It gives it a nice finished edge with a quarter-inch float around the image,” Wilkins says.

If you can’t get to SunTrust Park, check out A-R-T’s canvas prints in the gallery below.

The Go-to Choice for Consistent Canvas Production

As you head into the busiest season for canvas production, you need a canvas product that you can rely on for consistent results and reliable output, print after print. For nearly 10 years, award-winning LexJet Sunset Select Matte Canvas has been a top seller to busy print shops like yours.

With a smooth, matte-coated surface, this poly-cotton blend is ideal for fine art and photographic reproduction, delivering exceptional color and detail. Plus, it’s lightweight, making it easier to stretch for gallery wraps. It’s the canvas of choice for David Little II of IGLIVISION in Loveland, Colo., who creates and wraps canvas photo and art prints (pictured).

Product highlights:

Watch the video above to learn more about LexJet Sunset Select Matte Canvas, and stock up before the holiday rush hits!

Photos: David Little II

Buzzer Beater Savings: 30% Off Select LexJet Media

Don’t let the clock wind down without taking advantage of some special savings on select LexJet media — this week only. You’ll find products for nearly any project, compatible with aqueous, solvent and latex inks.

Monday through Friday, you can save 30%* on the following items:

LexJet Photo Papers. Choose from a variety of paper options and finishes, like eSatin, matte, metallic, gloss and more. SHOP PAPERS HERE

LexJet Polypropylene Films. You’ll find self-adhesives for outdoor graphics, clings for windows, lay-flat films for banners and backlits and more. SHOP POLYPROPYLENE HERE

LexJet Polyester Films. Enjoy the ease of use of more than 20 popular polyester films for backlits, banner stands, trade show graphics, POP displays and more. SHOP POLYESTER HERE

LexJet Canvases. We know you’ve got your favorites when it comes to our wide array of canvas options. But if you’re in the mood to give a new LexJet canvas a try, call your LexJet rep at 800-453-9538 for qualifying products.

*30% savings off MSRP

Faster, Easier Canvas Wraps with GOframe

Yes, you can create professionally finished canvas wraps with ease in just minutes. Thanks to the patented design from GOframe, available at LexJet, finishing canvas prints with stretcher bars couldn’t be faster or easier.

In the video above, we walk you through how the GOframe system works, using the Starter Kit and stretcher bars that vary in lengths from 8 to 20 inches.

The Starter Kit comes with reusable corner clamps, archival glue and a special trimmer. Each stretcher bar pack includes the bars, strainers and corner pins. You can also purchase Centrebraces to provide additional stability for larger wrap pieces. The only other thing you need is a hammer.

Check out our blog, For PostNet, GOframe Cuts Canvas Wrapping Time in Half to see how GOframe has helped PostNet build more business while saving time and money.

LexJet brandUP: A Tail-Wagging-Worthy Business Décor Upgrade

For a shop that caters to cuddly cuteness all day long, Average Joe’s Grooming‘s new space was a little bland. Although the walls were painted cheery sky blue and mint green, the owners Brittany Fenner and Tracey Barette knew their workplace décor could use an infusion of personality to match their happy, furry clients.

That’s where the LexJet brandUP crew came in to create and install custom graphics and photography that was both fun and functional. The team started with the most pressing issue: the front window.

Canvas and Blockout Fabric Sale Ends Saturday

Big Sale Canvas and Fabric at LexJet

Three of the industry’s top canvas products – plus a lay-flat, easy-to-use blockout fabric perfect for banner stands – are all on sale at unheard of prices, but only until Saturday, October 4

LexJet Poly Select Blockout Fabric, which gives you 100% opacity and exceptional photo image quality on a smooth fabric surface, is on sale at 35% off the regular price.

Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas: On sale now for $0.78 per sq. ft., you get the brightest white point available in an OBA-free canvas with consistent print quality and high-performance finishing.

Sunset by Fredrix Gloss Canvas SUV: On sale now for $0.70 per sq. ft., this canvas maximizes quality and production for solvent, low-solvent, latex and UV-curable printers: print, stretch or frame, and go.

Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV: On sale now for $0.70 per sq. ft., Zach Gardynski of New Era Portfolio in Austin, Texas, had this to say about the satin-finish version: “Best canvas to date. Our color came out perfect; we have never seen a truer white hue before.”

To take advantage of these savings before they end on October 4, give a LexJet printing specialist a call at 800-453-9538. You can also order these products at the sale price online; just click on the product links above.

The next big sale of The 5 starts on Sunday, so check back here or at www.lexjet.com to find out what’s coming down the pike on October 5.