Go Latex and Print Earth-Friendly

While opting for latex print technology is a great choice to add versatility and more market opportunities to your business, it can also open up another highly effective selling point: Environmentally friendly print options. Here are four products that are specifically made for latex (or latex-compatible) that will make your customers feel good about their next print project:

HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper

FOR DÉCOR: HP PVC-free Durable Suede Wall Paper was designed specifically for HP Gen 3 Latex Inks to create beautiful, customized wallcoverings that are Type II compliant without a top coat, so they can be used in sensitive environments like healthcare settings or schools that are also subject to lots of wear and tear. The wall paper also meets sustainability standards with FSC certification, which ensures the product comes from responsibly managed forests; and Greenguard Gold certification, which ensures it is safe for use around sensitive populations, like the elderly and children. These attributes can lend a hand to building designs being considered for LEED certification points, which scores the healthy environment for commercial buildings.

FOR RETAIL: The all-new HP Durable Backlit Fabric, pictured above, is another latex-compatible option that answers the demand for a lightweight fabric for backlit signs, but also ensures extra safety, thanks to approved fire certifications (B1 and NFPA 70). The fabric is also REACH compliant, which regulates and ensures the safety of chemicals used to create products and their potential impact on human health and the environment.

FOR SOFT SIGNAGE: Specifically designed and coated for latex printing, EnduraFab Frontlit FR is another fabric solution for a variety of applications, including indoor signage, tablecloths, drapes and SEG frames, to name a few. PSPs and their customers can rest assured when using EnduraFab Frontlit FR, thanks to it passing NFPA 701 flame retardant standards under fire test conditions.

FOR HIGH-VOLUME POSTERS: PSPs running industrial HP Latex printing now have the all-new LexJet Satin Poster Paper 200g, a PVC-free option with a paper base that’s coated for durable, water-resistant prints that won’t bleed. PVC-free options are beneficial because they do not contain harmful chemicals that can be found in some vinyl materials. PVC-free materials have been growing in popularity in Europe and in the décor market, and is becoming a hot topic in signage, too. Plus, this poster paper is recyclable after use, making it an attractive option for some customers.

To learn about more environmentally friendly media options, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

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.

Take an Early Lunch and Learn About Printers with LexJet

We’re hosting two educational webinars in July to help you decide which printer is the best for you and your growing business. We’ve teamed up with the pros at HP and Canon to produce these webinars, so register today to reserve your spot. Plus, when you attend a webinar, you’ll get extra savings on your purchase that you can pair with our monthly printer rebates.

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar with HP’s John Stevens to learn the latest about HP’s Latex printer technology on Thursday, July 13, 11 a.m. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut bundle, HP Latex 335 Print & Cut bundle or HP Latex 570; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: On Thursday, July 20 at 11 a.m. EST, you’ll discover the latest advancements in Canon PRO-Series printers and how they can help improve your output while simplifying your workflow. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

If you’ve got questions, our LexJet printer specialists can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

HP Introduces Latex Print and Cut Solution Bundle

At today’s ISA Sign Expo kickoff in Las Vegas, HP announces its new HP Latex Print and Cut solution, featuring two special equipment bundles with the HP Latex 315 54-inch printer and HP Latex 54 Cutter, and the HP Latex 335 64-inch printer and HP Latex 64 Cutter. Both bundles also include HP FlexiPrint and Cut RIP for a streamlined workflow.

The new print-and-cut bundle solution will be available to the market on June 5, 2017.

HP is positioning this new latex bundle to compete with Roland and Mimaki solvent integrated print/cut devices. The bundles, HP says, allow print providers up to 50 percent faster production and the ability to print and cut, utilizing the two separate machines simultaneously, as opposed to the print or cut that the solvent machines offer.

HP Latex 315 54-inch printer and cutter

The HP latex printer and cutter solution opens opportunities for printers to offer new applications for their customers, like stickers, cut-out window graphics, wall decals, magnets and even customizable clothing, when utilizing a heat press, as well.

UPS Store Owners Visit LexJet’s Experience Center

Earlier this week, several owners of UPS Stores visited LexJet’s Experience Center, housed in its Sarasota, Fla., headquarters. It was a chance to not only put names to faces, but also get hands-on, up-close experience with the latest print technology and accessories and learn real-life strategies for growing their stores’ business.

“It’s always great  to have customers visit our state-of-the-art Experience Center where they can interact with the newest print technologies available in today’s market,” says LexJet national sales representative Vince Bejar. “Plus, they get the chance to talk to our experienced print technicians to learn about ways they can improve their current print operation/workflow.”

LexJet’s Michael Clementi leads a printer demonstration.

During the session, the UPS team learned about growing their blueprint and scanning services with the Epson SureColor T-5270 printer; they discovered the ease of use with the Canon PRO-4000 printer; and the advantages of printing with HP’s Latex technology.

The LexJet team also covered print finishing techniques, like using the hinge method to adhere yard signs, as well as bottom line advice on profit margins with tools like a pricing calculator that the UPS Stores could implement immediately.

“During a time when we all do so much communication over the phone or online, it was great to meet face-to-face with people I work with on a nearly daily basis,” Bejar says. “We hope to offer more of these types of hands-on visits soon.”

Join Us for the Latest Printer Technology Webinars

In the coming weeks, LexJet is hosting three printer technology webinars to help you discover which machines are best for you, your business and future growth. When attending a webinar, you’ll receive information on exclusive savings on the featured printers. Check out the upcoming offerings and sign up now — space is limited!

Canon PRO-6000S
Canon PRO-6000S

Canon PRO: Presenter and master photographer Pete Wright will lead a webinar on Tuesday, April 11, 11 a.m. EST, to discuss the latest advancements for Canon’s PRO-Series printers and software. These printers are ideal for businesses that place the highest value on image quality and ease of use, specifically for photo prints, posters, canvas and a variety of other applications. SIGN UP for the Canon webinar now.

HP Latex 365
HP Latex 365

HP Latex: This live webinar is hosted by John Stevens of HP’s Business and Channel Development. John will discuss how latex technology has evolved over time, and how HP leads the market with its 300 and 500 series of latex printers that help printers offer a greater array of applications for their customers. Join us Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. EST. CLAIM YOUR SPOT for the HP Latex webinar today.

Epson SureColor S80600
Epson SureColor S80600

Epson SureColor: Solvent printing has been re-imagined by the engineers at Epson who have created the fastest solvent printers on the market with the best image reproduction. Join Epson’s expert Matt McCausland on Thursday, April 13 at 2 p.m. EST as he discusses state-of-the-art printer technology as well as next-generation solvent inks, automated maintenance and Epson’s rewards program. REGISTER for the Epson SureColor webinar while space is still available.