Looking for Digital Décor Materials? Download This!

So you’re expanding your services to include more digital décor options for your customers, but you need guidance on the best materials to print to. We’ve got you covered, whether you’re printing with aqueous, latex, eco-solvent, UV-curable or dye-sublimation technology.

At LexJet, we’ve got more than 100 materials for you to choose from in a variety of finishes, including media and substrates for wall art, wallcovering, window treatments, fabrics, upholstery and accessories. With these options, you can decorate nearly all of the objects and surfaces in a room, office, retail space or commercial facility with digitally printed graphics and images.

With digital technology, you can make fully customized décor pieces that your customers will cherish. To discover LexJet’s line of digital décor materials, please download our Digital Décor Printing Line Card.

To discover more ways to incorporate digital décor printing into your operation, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

Sub Shots: Making Great Artwork More Affordable

The evolution of SubShots by Dye Hard Sublimations over the past few years is a story that epitomizes the growing capabilities of inkjet and dye-sublimation printing. The team started out dye-sub printing uniforms for lacrosse leagues, but with new products and technology, they’ve begun to evolve into photography reproduction and décor applications and even Christmas ornaments.

“We had every intention of doubling-down on apparel, but once we got the equipment and printable hard surfaces, like ChromaLuxe metal photo panels, we thought: Why don’t we just produce really great, vibrant pictures on ChromaLuxe?” says Sean Calvillo of SubShots. “We think we make good artwork more affordable.”

Cavillo says his team is currently curating more photographic content from professional photographers, and customers can choose from a library of images and order metal or wood prints through SubShots ecommerce site. They also offer customized work for commercial interior design, such as the aerial shot divided into multiple ChromaLuxe metal panels, pictured above.

While the art/photography side of their business gains momentum, SubShots hasn’t veered to far from its sporting beginnings. With the purchase of an Epson SureColor P8000 44-inch aqueous printer from LexJet, SubShots was able to start producing complementary graphics, like life-size wall cutouts of athletes, like the lacrosse player pictured.

“We’ve augmented the metal pictures with LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric to create wall decals to keep with our sports roots,” Calvillo says. “We want to be the one vendor who can do both.”

The creative team has also been working with ChromaLuxe for customized holiday gifts. “We have a photographer customer who was taking the pictures she shot during a session and dye-sub printing them as double-sided ornaments,” Calvillo says.

The SubShots team became a LexJet Blue Business member, and Calvillo says the shipping program has been a game-changer. “LexJet’s personalized service combined with the free shipping program and your competitiveness on price is why you guys are always my first call,” he says.

The Go-to Choice for Consistent Canvas Production

As you head into the busiest season for canvas production, you need a canvas product that you can rely on for consistent results and reliable output, print after print. For nearly 10 years, award-winning LexJet Sunset Select Matte Canvas has been a top seller to busy print shops like yours.

With a smooth, matte-coated surface, this poly-cotton blend is ideal for fine art and photographic reproduction, delivering exceptional color and detail. Plus, it’s lightweight, making it easier to stretch for gallery wraps. It’s the canvas of choice for David Little II of IGLIVISION in Loveland, Colo., who creates and wraps canvas photo and art prints (pictured).

Product highlights:

Watch the video above to learn more about LexJet Sunset Select Matte Canvas, and stock up before the holiday rush hits!

Photos: David Little II

Scorch Fitness Focuses on Goals in a Big Way

When faced with a giant, blank wall, many business owners would simply choose a wall paper pattern, install it and call it a day. But Scorch Fitness, located in Sarasota, Fla., had a better idea: Why not create a customized wall mural to inspire their members to achieve their goals?

“The purpose of this mural was to … use it as a reminder to our members of why they’re here,” says Liz Lowe, Scorch co-owner and head coach. Paired with the break-through design of the mural, goals are printed in big, bold letters … “I want to be healthy,” “I want to sweat my butt off” are just two of the shared objectives that are reinforced every day.

“This wall behind us has totally changed the dynamic of the energy within here,” says fellow co-owner and founder, Ryan McDonald.

The team at Now That’s a Wrap printed the mural on LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl, and finished it with a UV coating for extra durability.

Watch the video above to see how it was done and how it’s impacted the Scorch Fitness team and their clients.

Big Prizes in LexJet’s Windows, Walls and Doors Contest for HP Latex Printers

HP Wall ArtLooking at creating some Halloween, Thanksgiving or other autumn-themed wall art with your HP Latex printer? Do you have another outstanding wall mural project in the works or one you’ve recently completed? If so, be sure to sign up for LexJet’s Windows, Walls and Doors contest before Nov. 30 for a chance to win between $1,000 and $3,000 in credit for future purchases at LexJet.

The contest will honor the most exciting and creative Window, Wall or Door solution printed with your HP Latex printer on your favorite HP or LexJet branded media.

It’s easy to enter: simply photograph your graphic as it’s printing (so we can verify that it’s HP Latex output) and upon installation, and then submit your photo to your friendly LexJet representative by midnight on Nov. 30. For questions and details, call us at 800-453-9538.

There will be three winners: each will be awarded with an instant credit for use for future purchases of HP and LexJet branded inkjet media and HP Latex Inks:

  • 1st Place – $3000 credit
  • 2nd Place – $2000 credit
  • 3rd Place – $1000 credit

If you don’t have the HP Latex printer, you’re curious about this technology and are looking to expand your print capabilities, contact a LexJet representative at 800-453-9538.

LexJet carries the HP Latex 210, HP Latex 260 and the HP Latex 280. And be sure to ask about the Start Right Program so you can save money right away and get in on the Windows, Walls and Doors contest before it ends on Nov. 30.

One Hip Sticker Chic: Wall Art that Grows with Inkjet Printing

Canvas art for bedrooms
One Hip Sticker Chic produces more than custom decal decor art. Owner Kelly Ducharme also prints decor canvas wraps (Kids Canvas Art) on LexJet Sunset Select Satin Canvas SUV with her low-solvent Roland printer.

Kelly Ducharme is One Hip Sticker Chic who took an artsy idea and threw it on the wall to see if it would stick. Not only would the idea stick, but it would be repositionable and re-usable, just like the Photo Tex Repositionable Fabric from LexJet she uses for her Vermont-based wall-art business.

Printing custom growth charts
One Hip Sticker Chic's custom Growth Charts are printed on Sunset Select Satin Canvas SUV and tacked to the wall.

In just a couple of years, One Hip Sticker Chic has grown into a full-time online business. The website gives parents a number of Ducharme’s original designs from which they can choose and then customize the colors, patterns, fonts and copy for a variety of room décor products.

Ducharme started promoting her business at Etsy, a site for small businesses and artists to showcase and sell their artwork. Since then, the business has taken off and Ducharme ships the various decal products – including Kids Canvas Art, Growth Charts, Wall Dolls, and holiday and special occasion decals – all over the world.

Ducharme uses Photo Tex primarily for the wall dolls and Christmas tree decorative art. Photo Tex is perfect for these applications since wall doll accessories (clothing, jewelry and hairpieces) can be adhered over the wall doll and easily repositioned or taken off and replaced with another one, and the same can be done with Christmas tree ornaments, presents and decorations.

“With the Photo Tex, they can also take it down, put it back on the backing paper and pull it out again the following year,” explains Ducharme.

Removable wall art
One Hip Sticker Chic uses Photo Tex Repositionable Fabric for Wall Dolls and Christmas tree wall art. Photo Tex accessories (for Wall Dolls) and ornaments, decorations and presents can be applied, removed and re-applied to the base image.

For the Growth Charts and Kids Canvas Art, Ducharme uses LexJet Sunset Select Satin Canvas SUV (she uses a Roland low-solvent printer). The Growth Charts are printed on the canvas, trimmed to size and shipped with matching tacks to affix to the wall.

The Kids Canvas Art is trimmed out and stapled to 3/4″-deep wood frames, often in series of three.

“These are going in nurseries, not art galleries, so the frames don’t need to be very deep. The canvas has been very durable and the images look great on it,” she says.