Now: Simple Grip for Windows — 3 Easy-to-Install Options

Original LexJet Simple Grip

Our award-winning LexJet Simple Grip Backlit film was such a fan favorite that we’ve added two more versions that deliver great window graphic results and are just as easy to install.

Original Simple Grip has a slightly frosted finish that is ideal for high-end retail environments that are enhanced with natural or artificial light — from the front or back — to really make the images pop off the window.

Prepping Simple Grip Clear

LexJet Simple Grip Clear offers a truly transparent film to add a hint of graphics or a dynamic display that allows for some see-through capabilities without perforation holes. Like original Simple Grip, graphics printed on Simple Grip Clear are visible from the inside or outside of the window. Print on the surface of the film to apply on the outside of the window or reverse print to face-mount the graphic from the inside for extra protection.

Printing LexJet Simple Grip White on HP Latex

LexJet Simple Grip White is our third, quick-dry polypropylene option with lay-flat construction that looks great with front lighting. The matte finish adds some opacity and colors and details really pop, especially with added lighting.

Want to see how easy it is to print and install any of the Simple Grip options? Watch this video for step-by-step instructions:

What You Need to Know Now About Digitally Printed Fabric

It’s nearly impossible to work in the print industry and not have heard about the expanding interest in digital textiles. Although digitally printed fabrics make up only 2% of the entire textile marketing, it’s a fast-growing technology. It’s expected to grow from a $14.2 billion industry in 2016 to a $33.4 billion industry by 2021, according to Keypoint Intelligence.

That’s more than doubling the opportunity in five short years. And it could grow even more, with big players like Amazon and Home Depot both entering the textile game in 2018.

As a print service provider, what does that mean to you? More material options with ever-advancing technology, more solutions to offer to your customers and more ways to grow your business. Here are four key points to know now about digitally printed fabric in the wide-format market.

Finish Soft Signage Fabrics Like the Pros

With the heavy retail season upon us, you’re likely getting more requests for fabric banners and displays these days. Retail outlets often prefer the elegant, lightweight drape that fabric signage offers, as opposed to vinyl, for instance, for banners, hanging signage, table skirts and more.

LexJet Poly Select Medium used for hanging posters.

However, when it comes to fabric signage, finishing needs can vary from fabric to fabric, since some cut cleanly and others may fray. Watch the video above to learn how to test your fabric, and which ones can simply be trimmed with a knife versus those that need a tool such as a heating knife to keep the weave from unraveling.

We offer a wide range of printable fabrics for a variety of print technologies:

For Aqueous

HP Light Fabric used for retail banners.

For Latex

For Solvent

A popular finishing option for printed fabric signage is pole pockets. Watch the video below for a fast, easy and professional result:

Quick-change Retail Graphics? You’ve Got Options

Retail promotions can change in the blink of an eye, which means you need a quick turnaround for replacement graphics that make an impression. Since the graphics could be applied by anybody from the summer intern to a pro installer, it’s important that the products are easy to handle and properly protected.

Check out some of these proven applications that offer alternatives for displaying retail images, especially when the project requires speed, protection, easy removal and, of course, high quality:

Clearly, There Are Alternate Ways to Display Images: If you have been looking for new ways to display your graphics, why not turn your posters into instant window graphics? With LexJet CrystalClear-X Removable Adhesive, you can front-mount graphics with bubble-free ease. If your plans change within the first 12 hours of application, you can reposition the graphics up to 10 times. There is no residue left behind, making removal a breeze. LexJet CrystalClear-X Removable Adhesive can be used with images you are already creating on aqueous, latex, solvent or eco-solvent printers.

Now Available: An Easy and Versatile Film for Windows & More

For customers who need glare-free, interchangeable graphics for windows, acrylic or even cool-temperature metal surfaces, LexJet WR Window Graphic Film marries the durability of a polypropylene film with a high-performance, water-resistant adhesive that’s reusable and repositionable.

Your customers will love the versatility they can get from their temporary, opaque graphics, whether they’re installed on storefronts or cooler doors. The state-of-the-art, low-tack adhesive formulation makes it easy for graphics to be reused or repositioned without leaving a residue behind, and this film keeps on sticking even when coolers start to “sweat.”

The easy, no-mess installation works with simple wet or dry techniques, and the film is compatible with aqueous and latex inks for applications ranging from grocery and retail stores to banks, gas stations and more.

“This is another excellent addition to the LexJet line of window graphic options,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President. “LexJet WR Window Graphic Film goes up easily and provides superior image quality on a film that’s more opaque and more durable than other window options.”

Call your LexJet rep to learn more about the all-new, versatile LexJet WR Window Graphic Film.

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.”