Get Your Free SGIA Expo Pass Today

Join us in New Orleans Oct. 10-12 for the 2017 SGIA Expo! Register now to get a free Expo pass, courtesy of LexJet.

While you’re there, be sure to swing by booth 745 to see the innovative solutions that LexJet is known for. SGIA draws a wide range of technologies and professionals like graphic producers, garment decorators, in-plant printers, photographers, commercial printers, signmakers and more, and organizers are anticipating more than 500 exhibitors this year.

We expect great things at the 2017 SGIA Expo. So, meet us in New Orleans by going HERE to get your free SGIA Expo pass today. Click “I don’t have an SGIA Company ID” to get access to the LexJet-sponsored pass.

Visit LexJet at Imaging USA for a Chance to Win a $300 Gift Certificate

Photo show in New Orleans in 2012As the headline reads, so it is, so stop by LexJet’s booth (547) at Imaging USA 2012 for a chance to win a $300 gift certificate good toward the purchase of any LexJet products, including the award-winning Sunset line of photo and fine art papers, canvas, canvas stretcher bars and photo albums.

Imaging USA is being held at the Ernest N. Moral Convention Center in New Orleans, and kicks off Thursday with pre-convention classes. The expo, where you can find the hot spot of the exhibit hall – LexJet’s booth – runs Jan. 15-17, a.k.a., next Sunday through Tuesday.

Canvas gallery and museum wraps
LexJet's booth will be the place to be for all things printing at Imaging USA in New Orleans with fantastic show-only specials, a chance to win a $300 LexJet gift certificate, product demos and samples, and more.

In addition to your chance to win big with a $300 gift certificate, LexJet experts will be on hand to demonstrate the latest inkjet printing technologies and help you with any questions or troubleshooting you may need.

And don’t forget about the amazing deals you can only pick up at Imaging USA at LexJet’s booth:

To find out more about show specials, demonstrations and the chance to win a $300 LexJet gift certificate, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. You can find out more about Imaging USA and register online at www.imagingusa.com.

Big Deals, Promotions, Printers and Prints: Visit LexJet at Imaging USA 2012

Canvas stretcher bar kits for gallery and museum wrapsIf you’re looking for new ways to boost business, better ways to produce your own prints and the best service and support in the industry, put LexJet’s booth (547) on your Imaging USA 2012 itinerary. Less than two weeks away, Imaging USA is being held in New Orleans this year, Jan. 15-17 (classes start on Thursday, Jan. 12), at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Get stocked up on inkjet media and LexJet’s high-quality, do-it-yourself canvas stretcher kits with the following show-only specials…

In addition to these show specials, LexJet experts will be on hand to demonstrate best practices for inkjet printing as well as the full complement of LexJet inkjet imaging media with LexJet Sales & Application Guides on hand and other printed samples on Sunset media for you to peruse, compare and contrast. LexJet will print in the booth with an Epson Stylus Pro 4900 and show you how easy it is to use Sunset Stretcher Kits for a high-quality, professional gallery or museum canvas wrap.

For more information about LexJet’s show specials and demonstrations, and to schedule an appointment, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538. For more about Imaging USA 2012 and to register, go to www.imagingusa.org or call 800-786-6277. We look forward to seeing you there!

Louisiana Photo Studio Finds Large Format Inkjet Printing Success

Landscape photography and inkjet printing

Bonita Waesche, owner of Bonita Photography in Mandeville, La., specializes in Louisiana landscapes. An award-winning pro photographer well known in Louisiana circles for both portraiture and landscape work, her challenge was producing the images for new commercial customers – like hotels, hospitals and decorators – looking for professional photographic décor.

Commerical inkjet printing for decor with landscape photography“I realized after analyzing the cost of getting the larger prints made for me, and the extra turnaround time, that the margins were getting kind of scary. There’s only so much the market will bear, so I had been toying with buying a large format printer and with these projects coming up I decided to get a Canon printer from LexJet,” says Waesche.

Waesche acquired a Canon iPF6300 to ensure quality and cost control, as well as the ability to print on-demand quickly. With big hotel décor projects in the works right now, Waesche says she’s quite pleased with the dynamic range of the printer and the fidelity she’s getting from the LexJet canvas and paper she’s using with it.

Surreal photography for commercial applications“LexJet’s staff assured me that I would get a great printer, and I did. I’ve only had it up and running for a couple of weeks and will be using LexJet Sunset Reserve Bright Matte Canvas and LexJet Premium Archival Matte Paper,” says Waesche. “There’s so much out there that it’s difficult to find a good product for your printer and I’m very picky about things. LexJet helped me find the perfect materials for my new printer that work well and look great.”

Waesche was nice enough to send us a summary of her experience buying the new printer, which is re-printed below. Thanks to Waesche for the nice comments and willingness to share.

We’ll follow up and post a profile of the New Orleans hotel projects when they’re complete…

Greetings LexJet Management,

I am a new customer. My photographer friend, Frank Wilson, referred me to your company. I spoke to Bryce in sales initially. He was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and patient as I tried to explain to him what I needed, so I purchased your Sunset roll canvas, which is an outstanding product. When I stretch my photographs over the stretcher bars, the ink stays on the corners and doesn’t lift or crack as the image is wrapped.

I have been considering a large format printer for over 18 months and after acquiring several large commercial hotel jobs, I could justify the cost. Again, I called on Bryce to help me choose a new printer. Since I am a Canon shooter, I have a very good impression of Canon products and their printers seemed to be considerably less expensive. I mulled it over, very anxious about making the financial commitment.

Meanwhile, Mary Ann Finkel called and left a voice mail asking if she could help me and answer any questions I might have. I did some research and contacted her. I was afraid to jump from a 13 inch printer to the beastly size of the 24 inch printer.

She reassured me about Canon quality and LexJet paper and she offered to help after the sale with technical questions concerning roll paper feeding, menus, etc., in case I couldn’t handle the next level of printer.

I had issues with delivery since I live in an elevated home with this printer having to be carried up three flights of stairs to my office. She contacted the shipping company and got back promptly with answers. We decided to have it delivered to my husband’s office and transported when we could get lifting help. This is the most outstanding customer service I have ever received. Based on past experience, I can guarantee you that I would have been told, “Sorry, there is nothing we can do for you.” Customer service is so important to the buyer. Spending all day on the phone from one queue to another, language barriers, and apathy are all reasons I have left various brands/vendors.

Mary Ann Finkel has given you another loyal customer. When I couldn’t remember which canvas I had ordered initially, Mary Ann looked it up and sent more rolls to me right away with the question, “They will be there Thursday; is that okay for you?” Yes, Mary Ann, your attitude and effectiveness are awesome!

Please know what a gem you have in this employee. In this crazy recession with employer cutbacks, understand that she is very good for your business.

Thank you so much,

Bonita Waesche

P.S. I love the Canon printer and my LexJet matte paper has the look and feel of professional caliber that I need for the commercial work.

Registration Open for Imaging USA 2012 in New Orleans, Jan. 15-17

Trade show for professional photographyThe Professional Photographers Association (PPA) announced that registration is now open for Imaging USA 2012 (www.ImagingUSA.org), featuring three full days of intensive artistic and business education January 15-17 in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

“If you are a professional photographer—or want to be—you cannot miss the opportunity to attend Imaging USA. It will do more for your career than any other show,” says Don Dickson, president of Professional Photographers of America (PPA). “With so many speakers and programs, it’s amazing what you can learn here in a matter of days.”
Photography classes focus on different specialties and tricks of the trade geared toward improving business and photographic skills and the use of new technologies. Some of the industry’s biggest names appear as instructors, including Joyce Tenneson, Mark Bryant, Ed Pedi, Julieanne Kost, and more.

Classes run all day with breaks in between so attendees can visit the Imaging EXPO, a trade show where hundreds of the industry’s leading vendors showcase their products.

Other notable features of Imaging USA 2012 include:

  • Annual Photography Exhibit, open to the public: One of the world’s largest annual photographic exhibits will be open to the public and there is no charge for admission
  • Special events: A full slate of exclusive events featuring everything from award galas to a dance party with Fifty Amp Fuse
  • Pre-convention photography courses: Imaging USA will offer three days of in-depth pre-convention programming for an additional fee (from classes on the business of photography to hands-on workshops that allow photographers to work with several different pros, one at a time)
  • Specialty classes for sport and event photography. Imaging USA includes an educational track customized for sport and event photographers
  • Evidence Photographers International Council Education and Certification Class. For an additional fee, attendees can participate in EPIC courses to learn about forensic and crime scene photography

Registration is open to all professional photographers and several options are available, including full-convention and one-day passes. A special Join & Go promotion includes a free full-convention registration for new professional active members who join PPA prior to the show. For more information about Imaging USA or to register for the conference, visit www.imagingusa.org or call 800-786-6277.

Road Show for Pro Photograhers Hits the Road in Later Summer, Early Fall

Educational seminars for professional photographersWedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) announced today that its third annual WPPI Road Trip is set to begin on Monday, Aug. 8 in Long Beach, Calif. The 2011 WPPI Road Trip features a full day of educational classes conducted by some of the most well known speakers in professional photography.

The WPPI Road Trip full day of educational classes cover topics like Business and Marketing, Lighting, Posing, and Shooting for professional wedding and portrait photographers. The Road Trip takes place in these eight U.S. cities:

  • Aug. 8, Long Beach, Calif.
  • Aug. 10, San Jose, Calif.
  • Aug. 15, Columbus, Ohio
  • Aug. 17, Chicago
  • Aug. 22, Philadelphia
  • Aug. 25, Boston
  • Sept. 19, Austin, Texas
  • Sept. 22, New Orleans

WPPI Road Trip guest speakers include: Bambi Cantrell, Kevin Kubota, Roberto Valenzuela, Rick Miller, Jasmine Star, Jim Garner, Dave Getzschman, Jared Platt, Vicki Taufer, Scott and Adina Hayne, Bob Davis, Sal Cincotta, Jules Bianchi, Joy Bianchi Brown, Monica Sigmon, Susan Stripling, Dawn Shields, Damon Tucci, Lindsay Adler, JP Elario, Beth Forester, Dan Sanders, Doug Gordon, Dixie Dixon and Kirk Voclain.

“Road Trip offers professional and aspiring photographers the convenience of being close to home with minimal time away from their studio so they can easily spend the day attending Road Trip and immediately apply what they learn to their work and business. Plus, the WPPI Road Trip provides a mid-year educational refresher like no other,” said George Varanakis, Show Director of WPPI and Publisher of Rangefinder.

For more information about locations, dates, speakers and registration, go to http://www.wppionline.com/storage/2011/roadtrip/home.html

The registration rate is $159 for a full day of education, lunch, and mini trade show. Registrants can also bring a guest for $89. There is also a special student/educator rate of $75. The Road Trip rate, guest rate and student/educator rate also includes free registration to WPPI 2012 in Las Vegas.