NEW BLOG SERIES: Good, Better & Best eSatin Photo Papers

When comparing photo papers, canvas and other media options, we know it’s not always easy to determine what the best option is for your production volume, output expectations and price point considerations.

That’s why we’re starting our “Good, Better, Best” series to look at some ideal products for your needs. We’re kicking off with one of our most popular categories: eSatin Photo Papers.

These papers are in high demand for professional photographers and reproduction studios who want classic photographic results without excessive gloss and glare. eSatin Photo Papers look great in a frame or on their own, whether you’re producing larger-than-life prints or handy 8x10s. Take a look at our Good, Better and Best options before you buy your next roll:

GOOD: LexJet 8 Mil Production Satin Photo Paper — This all-around high-performing photo paper is a lightweight option for everyday use in large-production volume printing.

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Posters printed on LexJet 8 mil Production Satin Photo Paper

It’s ideal for high-volume thanks to a microporous inkjet coating that dries fast, so you don’t have to wait to handle and finish your graphics. Plus, it’s resistant to smudges and fingerprints — an excellent choice for high-traffic environments. Starting at $0.34 per square foot, it has a subtle satin finish for a natural look, and many users choose to finish it with a film laminate for extra protection.

What users say: “It’s similar in look and feel to Sunset Photo eSatin, but it’s less expensive and thinner. In other words, it’s a good alternative for more economical photo products like posters or even test prints.”

BETTER:  LexJet Sunset Production eSatin 250g — Great results paired with an excellent price point make this photo paper our “Better” choice. Professional photographers turn to this resin-coated option when they need a slightly lighter-weight version that works for both portraits and commercial graphics. At $0.45 per square foot, this paper delivers a larger color gamut with pin-sharp detail.

What users say: “On our initial trials it held its own when we did our side-by-side comparisons with a similar photo paper, and we like the Sunset Production eSatin better. The paper is brighter and just as durable and so far has proven to be a winner.”

Portraits printed on LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin Paper 300g

BEST: LexJet Sunset Photo eSatin Paper 300g — This professional-grade, heavy-weight paper sets the industry standard as the ideal product for photo printing for portrait work to museum exhibits that can last for years. Its consistency has made it the go-to option for years for single prints or framed photos in black-and-white or full-blown color. Some customers have had great success face-mounting it to plex-glass. Starting at $0.61 per square foot (and available in sheets) Sunset Photo eSatin provides excellent ink retention for realistic and accurate colors.

What users say: “The heavier weight and wide color gamut of eSatin is exactly what I’m after in a print; I just love how that print medium presents.”

Try 1 Roll of LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper at Volume Pricing

We’re excited to announce the new LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper 240g, a high-performance, heavyweight paper available at a production price.

With a high-quality photo base that stands up to any other photo paper benchmark on the market, LexJet TRIBUTE is the go-to option, priced right for high-volume printers.

For faster and easier handling, this heavyweight 9.5 mil, resin-coated photo paper dries instantly, making it ideal for nearly any application, from point of sale and signage to trade shows and photo reproduction.

“Once again, LexJet is shaking up the market with the high-quality TRIBUTE photo paper at rock-bottom volume pricing,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President.

When purchased by the pallet, LexJet TRIBUTE is reduced in price by nearly 30% at $0.20 per square foot (compared to $0.32 per square foot for single rolls).

SALE! For the next 30 days, we’re offering a single roll of TRIBUTE at the pallet price ($0.20/sq ft). Call-in orders only. Give TRIBUTE a try* by calling LexJet today at 800-453-9538 and learn more about this new aqueous-compatible photo paper.

*Offer valid until Oct. 14, 2017; while supplies last; one roll per customer

LexJet’s Cosmic Eclipse Sale: $21 on Select Media Rolls

Events like this come around once in a lifetime. That’s right: It’s the LexJet Cosmic Eclipse Sale, where select rolls of media are just $21 for a limited time!

Just like the total eclipse of the sun, this offer won’t last long. Shop online or call a LexJet rep at 800-453-9538 today, Aug. 21, from noon to 4 p.m. Eastern only.

This sale features more than 65 of your favorite products in various sizes, from photo papers and canvas to adhesive vinyl and wallcovering, and much more, while supplies last.

There hasn’t been this much excitement about a complete blockout since LexJet unveiled its Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner. This opaque banner material is a 15mil, water-resistant aqueous-compatible product that offers 100 percent opacity – totality, if you will. And it’s just one of the Cosmic Sale items you’ll find for just $21 today!

Don’t miss our biggest sale ever! Head over to the Eclipse Sale product page a 12 p.m. Eastern to view the list of $21 rolls or search with the keyword “eclipse” to find eligible products.

Front & Back Thermal Laminates Protect Posters at the Right Price

For many of us, running to catch a plane leaves little time to stroll through airport retail outlets, but inevitably, there’s that long layover … or the delayed flight. That’s when we end up meandering over to the shops. And to entice our purchases, posters beckon us in with deals and specials.

Chances are, those posters were printed at Paradies Lagardere Travel Retail‘s busy Atlanta printing operation, where the team turns out hundreds of posters and other signage every month that’s displayed in airports all over the U.S. and Canada.

While the signs are replaced each month, they still need to get the job done, says Wade Ervin, who heads up the printing jobs. “Everything is constantly changing,” he says. “That sign goes up in front of an airport gift shop, and after the 30-day sale is over, it gets thrown away.”

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

Super Roll Sale! Save 51% for 51 Hours on Tons of Products

Just in time for the big game, we’re kicking off our 51-hour sale* with 51% off select rolls of media, laminates and adhesives from your favorite brands: LexJet, HP, Kodak, HEYtex and many others.

Check out the Super Roll Sale page to see which of the following products are on deck for big savings, including:

  • Adhesive Vinyl
  • Banner
  • Bond & Coated Paper
  • Canvas
  • Fabric
  • Film
  • Fine Art Paper
  • Laminates, Adhesive, & Backers
  • Photo Paper
  • Wallcovering

Our Super Roll Sale starts Friday, Feb. 3, at 8 a.m. EST and wraps up on Sunday at 11 a.m., just in time for the pre-game show.

Get shopping now at LexJet.com/SuperRollSale

*Sale applies to select sizes only while supplies last; discount applied to full retail price; 30-day money-back guarantee on all products