LexJet Talks Innovative Textile Printing with Sign & Digital Graphics

Sign & Digital Graphics magazine recently spoke to Jaimie Mask, product specialist at LexJet, about the burgeoning field of printable fabrics. In its January 2017 issue of the magazine, Sign & Digital Graphics highlights this growing industry of textile prints. fabricsGiven the demand for inkjet-printable fabrics, there has been an increasing need for technology that enables any type of digital printer to utilize the fabric.

While this technology is still somewhat new, LexJet offers a self-adhesive printable fabric called LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric. Versions of this product are compatible with aqueous, latex and solvent printers, and is often used in supermarkets, office buildings and other areas with wall murals. Mask explains the difference between this product and a similar one called Photo Tex.

“The difference between the two is that Photo Tex has more of a wider weave vs. the LexJet Print-N-Stick product having a tighter weave,” she says. “So the tighter weave gives better image quality.”

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural
LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric wall mural

Mask goes on to explain that there are markets for both products, especially architecturally. This shift to fabrics is in part due to its durability. The advances in technology have improved the scratch and flame resistance, allowing them to be used in a variety of environments.

“This technology allows the ink to adhere with the fabric material, and you don’t have a scratching issue at all. You can fold and do everything you do with dye sub fabric,” says Mask, who considers these advances in technology to be “game changers” for many LexJet clients.

To read more on this exciting new technology, see the article in the January 2017 edition of Sign & Digital Graphics magazine.

3-Day Sale: Buy 2 Get 1 Free: LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV

Shop now to take advantage of this buy-2-get-1-free 3-day sale on one of our most popular products: LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV – Gloss (5 mil). Printers and installers love this versatile permanent adhesive vinyl thanks to its economic price and 5-mil thickness that makes it easy to handle for applying to various substrates.

If you’re looking for a multiple-use adhesive vinyl, this 5 mil gloss version is a great solution. LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV – Gloss (5 mil) can be used indoors or out for signs, POP displays, mounted graphics and more. Used outside, this permanent adhesive vinyl will last three to five years.

LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV-Gloss (5 mil) Highlights:

* High-quality photographic reproduction
* Gloss finish produces vibrant colors and sharp details
* Permanent adhesive that works with all standard sign substrates
* Outdoor durable for three to five years
* Eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable compatible

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23, 2016, before 8 p.m. EST. Next offer date: Dec. 19.

*Exclusions may apply

Solvent Print-N-Stick Works Retail: Now at a Lower Price

One of LexJet’s most versatile products, Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric, compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and latex printers, is the go-to, easy-install product for a wide variety of applications, including window graphics, wall murals, decals, signage, floor graphics, tabletops, furniture and more.

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LexJet Print-N-Stick used as a cooler wrap -- an easy-install alternative to vinyl.
LexJet Print-N-Stick used as a cooler wrap.

This self-adhesive fabric is a cinch to use, and a great alternative to vinyl, thanks to its high opacity, ease of use, smooth satin finish and excellent image reproduction. Plus, it’s more dimensionally stable than vinyl, so it won’t expand or shrink in the elements the way a cast vinyl might.

This product wins in retail applications, such as the window graphics, pictured above, and cooler wrap, pictured at right, as used by Whole Foods Market in Honolulu, HI.

“Print-N-Stick is amazing,” says Andrea Calhoun, Whole Foods store graphic artist. “It’s easy to install, if you oops, you can pull off and move, and you do not laminate it. Anyplace you may use vinyl but don’t want super permanent, you can use it. It’s also good for seasonal stickers on glass … think: easy to move around clings … if you don’t want to do cut vinyl.”

New Pricing

Beginning in September, LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick is now as low as $0.74 per square foot. That’s a 12% price reduction!  Call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 to learn more about how this versatile product can help you grow your business.

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Wednesday Only: 25% Off LexJet Production Display Film SUV

Find out why so many LexJet customers are raving about Production Display Film SUV with this one-day 25% off* sale!

Compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent and UV-curable inks, this film, launched in January 2016, has quickly become a customer favorite for its lay-flat, dimensionally stable qualities that are ideal for a wide variety of applications, from banner stands to trade show displays.

Product highlights:

  • One-step production process with no lamination required
  • Smooth, semi-matte surface for excellent image quality
  • Fast dry times for high-production output
  • Ideal for trade show graphics, banner stands, hanging signage and POP displays
  • Compatible with eco-solvent, latex, solvent and UV-curable printers

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 today, Aug. 24, 2016, before 8 p.m. EST or shop at LexJet.com. Next offer date: Sept. 12.

*Exclusions may apply; no minimum order

Learn more about the versatility of LexJet Production Display Film SUV in this video:

Improve Your Graphics Game with New Production Display Films

Looking for a new MVP for retractable banner stands, trade show graphics and POP displays? Our all new LexJet Production Display Film and LexJet Production Display Film SUV both have a lay-flat quality along with scratch and water resistance that will make your graphics look great and last over time.

They’re also a cost-effective, easy-to-produce option that dries fast and doesn’t require lamination … just print and install, and you’re game-day ready.

Product highlights:

  • Semi-matte finish with exceptional image quality
  • Water- and scratch-resistant without lamination
  • 99% opacity for blockout abilities
  • Double-sided printable with latex and UV-curable inks
  • Fast dry time with exceptional quality
  • Stable, durable and will not curl
  • Versions of this film are available for aqueous, latex, eco-solvent, solvent and UV-curable inks

Read more about LexJet Production Display Film and LexJet Production Display Film SUV and our lineup of winning products at lexjet.com/march.

Are Your POP Displays Working as Hard as They Should?

In the world of point-of-purchase displays, graphics really have one job: Getting folks to break out the wallet. Executed correctly, they get the job done.

The bottling and hospitality industries have mastered the art of POP advertising with window graphics, cooler wraps, banners, shelf tags, backlit signs and more. With these tools, POP displays can deliver a variety of messaging tactics, including brand definition, sale promotions and event publicity. No matter what industry you’re in, there are plenty of lessons to learn from those who have perfected these types of displays.