Innovation Inspired Us at SGIA Expo 2017

The weather may have threatened, but that didn’t stop the SGIA Expo from going on! And we were so glad that it did. We found inspiration everywhere we looked around the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. With 600 exhibitors and more than 19,000 people in attendance, the power of printing — on nearly every conceivable surface — could be heard loud and clear.

Walking the show floor, we were thrilled to see some of our partners featuring and launching some great new products. From HP, we we learned about the upgraded HP PrintOS Mobile, which not only helps printers stay on top of printer data, job history, KPIs and service calls, it allows their supplier to track their needs, too. A great tool to enhance those relationships and keep production running right on time.

We couldn’t help but stop in our tracks when we came across the Fredrix Canvas booth, where they made pillows with Fredrix Natural Raw Canvas printed with latex technology, and cool customized coasters fabricated with Fredrix 575 Tempo Canvas and finished with a Marabu top coat. At Fredrix, they are really changing the way we think about printing everyday products.

New Interactive Catalog and Your Chance for a $500 LexJet Gift Card

Digital Product Reference Guide

Go to www.lexjet.com/catalog for the latest LexJet Product Reference Guide, and click the Facebook Like or Share icons by Friday, May 2 for a chance to win a $500 LexJet Gift Card*.

LexJet’s new digital catalog is an excellent clickable source for everything you need for printing, with details on hundreds of products, including fine art materials, photo papers, fabrics, canvas, films, vinyl, banner materials, adhesive-backed materials, wallcoverings, specialty media, laminates, adhesives, printers, inks and more.

The new digital catalog provides interactive tools to make navigation and product sourcing simple:

  • When you go to www.lexjet.com/catalog, click on the catalog and it will open in your browser, starting at the cover page
  • Simply click on the right arrow to browse page by page, or use the tool at the bottom of the page (up arrow) for a thumbnail view
  • You can also click directly to the product page you’re interest in on the Table of Contents page, which you can access from anywhere within the catalog by clicking on the bullet-point icon located at the top of the page on the far right
  • The home icon at the top of the page on the far left takes you back to the cover

The comprehensive guide includes specifications, application ideas and pricing on the following:

  • LexJet, LexJet Sunset, Hahnemuhle and EPSON aqueous media
  • Sunset Stretcher Bars, Sunset Pro Photo Albums and Sunset and ClearStar coatings
  • Fredrix Print Canvas
  • LexJet, General Formulations and HP solvent, latex and UV-curable media
  • Specialty films and fabrics
  • LexJet laminates, adhesives and backers
  • Canon, EPSON and HP inks
  • Canon, EPSON and HP printers

If you have questions or need help with anything, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

*$500 Gift Card for products purchased through LexJet.

LexJet’s 2013 Product Reference Guide Now Available

LexJet Product Reference GuideLexJet’s new 2013 Product Reference Guide is in the mail and should be in the hands of LexJet customers. If you haven’t received the latest Product Reference Guide, click here to sign up for a free copy.

The Product Reference Guide is an excellent desktop source for everything you need for printing, with details on hundreds of products, including fine art materials, photo papers, fabrics, canvas, films, vinyl, banner materials, adhesive-backed materials, wallcoverings, specialty media, laminates, adhesives, printers, inks and more.

“I recently received the LexJet Product Reference Guide, and that’s very helpful because I can see all the different things we can do with our printer,” says Douglas J. Eng, owner of Douglas J. Eng Photography, a fine art print shop and photography studio in Jacksonville, Fla. “LexJet’s unique in that we have a rep that’s available to help us out when we need it.”

The 46-page guide includes specifications, application ideas and pricing on:

  • LexJet, LexJet Sunset, Hahnemuhle and EPSON aqueous media
  • Sunset Stretcher Bars, Sunset Pro Photo Albums and Sunset and ClearStar coatings
  • Fredrix Print Canvas
  • LexJet, General Formulations and HP solvent, latex and UV-curable media
  • Specialty films and fabrics
  • LexJet laminates, adhesives and backers
  • Canon, EPSON and HP inks
  • Canon, EPSON and HP printers

If you have questions or need help with anything, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Upgrade to a New HP Designjet Printer and Get Cash Back

HP rebates on large format inkjet printersHP announced today its Cash In & Trade Up Fall promotion where you get cash back when you trade in your eligible old printer and purchase or lease any qualifying new HP Designjet Z6200 42” or 60” Photo Printer with a full set of qualifying inks between now and Dec. 31.

If you’re returning an eligible trade-in printer for the HP Z6200 60” printer you’ll get $3,500 back. If you’re not returning a trade-in printer, you get $2,000 back. Add an HP Care Pack (three-year new business day onsite support) and you’ll get an additional $125 back.

If you’re returning an eligible trade-in printer for the HP Z6200 42” printer you’ll get $2,250 back. If you’re not returning a trade-in printer, you get $1,500 back. Add an HP Care Pack (three-year new business day onsite support and you’ll get an additional $125 back.

You can also trade in your eligible old printer and purchase or lease a qualifying new HP Designjet T1300 44” PostScript ePrinter or HP Designjet T2300 PostScript eMFP. Or, purchase or lease a qualifying new HP Designjet T790 44” ePrinter or PostScript ePrinter (the old qualifying printer associated with the purchase or lease of the HP Designjet T790 ePrinter is not eligible to be returned).

And, through the end of the year with the HP StartRight Program, receive up to $200 in free HP large-format media when you purchase or lease a qualifying new HP Designjet T or Z Series printer. Go to www.hp.com/go/HPStartRightPromo for details.

For complete promotion details, a list of qualifying trade-in printers, and the latest rebates from Canon, Epson and HP, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

How to Create Custom Shopping Lists for Quick Repeat Ordering at lexjet.com

Create custom shopping lists at an online store

The Shop By My List feature on LexJet.com allows you to create personal shopping lists for items you buy repeatedly. It can be tailored for inks, application solutions (such as LexJet Clear and Backer) or even for different purchasing agents in the same company.

As one LexJet customer put it at Reseller Ratings: “I have always been impressed with LexJet’s customer service, and ordering online with the Shop By My List feature is a breeze.”

To set up a list, start with the desired product and click Add to My List (see Figure 1):

Online shopping lists
Figure 1

After the product is selected, you can create a new list or add the product to a current list (see Figure 2):

Create custom shopping lists online
Figure 2

Once the lists are compiled, you should choose the SHOP BY MY LIST option for easy product selection.  As an example, if you have both an Epson and a Canon printer, you can set up ink lists for each printer and, with the touch of a button, place the inks in your shopping cart.

And, if he have both solvent and aqueous printers, you can set up media lists based on media that is compatible with each machine (see Figure 3):

Online shopping lists
Figure 3

You can have as many lists as you deem necessary and those lists can be modified at anytime. If you’re unsure about how to set up a list, a LexJet customer specialist can either create one and “clone” it to you or walk you through the process. This feature helps reduce the risk of accidentally ordering the incorrect product.

For more information, or if you need any help setting up lists at the Shop By My List feature, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

More than 100 Educational Videos Now at LexJet’s YouTube Channel

YouTube educational videos for wide format inkjet printingLexJet’s YouTube channel has been the go-to destination for professionals in the wide format inkjet printing industry, photographers who print in-house, fine art reproduction companies and others involved in inkjet printing with new educational and how-to videos covering a wide range of topics – from printer setup and workflow to demonstrations of new products – at www.youtube.com/lexjet.

LexJet’s YouTube channel currently hosts more than 130 videos divided into nine featured playlists: Canon iPF Printers and Workflow, Epson Stylus Pro Printers and Workflow, HP Printers and Workflow, Education, Product Demonstrations, Onyx RIP, Display Hardware, Infinium and Around LexJet.

“Most of LexJet’s videos are produced based on customer requests for help with troubleshooting various print processes, from developing and preparing a wide format job in the software to finishing the graphic once it’s printed,” explains Sean McGettigan, LexJet’s video production director. “Though our customer specialists are here to provide free and unlimited product and technical support, the videos are an excellent supplement to our services.”

The Printer and Workflow playlists for Canon, Epson and HP include printer setup videos, how-to videos for printing through various applications (like Photoshop, Illustrator and PDFs), troubleshooting and demonstrations of various printer functions, like properly loading media and ink.

The Education, Product Demonstration and Display Hardware playlists include how-to videos on a number of subjects, like how to coat canvas, how to use Sunset Stretcher Bars for canvas wraps and step-by-step banner stand assembly.

The Onyx RIP playlist shows users how to use the Onyx RIP to maximize efficiency and color output in the wide-format printing process. The Infinium playlist shows how the industry’s first transportable and conformable print material can be applied to a range of substrates, from leather to wood, and the Around LexJet playlist gives an inside view of LexJet’s unique culture at its offices in Sarasota.

According to McGettigan, viewership at LexJet’s YouTube channel increased by more than 1,000 percent in 2011 over the previous year, and plans are in progress to continue this growth curve by introducing five to ten new videos per month in 2012.

For more information and to stay updated on the latest technologies and products for wide format inkjet printing and how to use them, go to www.youtube.com/lexjet.