HP Adhesive Vinyl for the Win for Signarama Shop

Sometimes you can get stuck in your ways, but you just might be missing out a better adhesive option. That’s what the Signarama in Fort Myers, Fla., discovered when they learned about HP Premium Removable Gloss Adhesive Vinyl as an alternative for window graphics.

IMG_8960“We were using a 3M material and tried the HP Premium Removable Gloss Adhesive Vinyl,” says Mark Schmidt, general manager at Signarama, Fort Myers. “We found that prints were every bit as good at the 3M product, the HP material was easier to apply and reposition and all at a much better price. I would call that a win win all around.”

The Décor Guide: Our Go-To Products

In the burgeoning market of décor, the possibility for creative application is quickly expanding, and advances in technology have increased the selection of products available. To help you navigate this process, we’ve created a page of the Top Décor Products You Need Now as an easy guide to the essential tools for this growing business opportunity.

From Wall Murals to Floor Graphics, we highlight the décor products that will offer your customers a range of creative, artistic and eye-catching media.

Check out this new décor page today for information on products for:

  • Wall Murals
  • Canvas Prints
  • Window Shades & Room Dividers
  • Window Graphics
  • Floor Graphics
  • Lamp Shades
  • Tapestries

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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.

Easy Ways to Start Marketing Your Décor Services Today

Whether you’ve got full décor printing capabilities, or you’re just dipping your toe into this new market, everyone will eventually need to start marketing their services to build business. We sat down with LexJet’s market development pro Rachel Gamberg to learn how to get a décor-focused marketing plan off the ground.

“Based on your equipment and current capabilities, you can identify markets that you can created product lines for and start to segment these groups,” she says. “And if you have plans to invest in new equipment, started thinking about more applications you can offer in the future.”

The CrystalClear Adhesive Solution for Temporary Signage

Ideal for temporary window displays in retail spaces and restaurants, the next generation of LexJet CrystalClear-X Removable Adhesive is now available. This clear 2.5-mil polyester is easy to use with bubble-free installation thanks to the air-regress channels that allow air to escape when applied by hand. Also, there’s no residue left behind when it’s removed.

CC thumbTo use this adhesive, wash the glass or acrylic with soap and water (not window cleaner), rinse and dry with a lint-free cloth. The air-flow release liner (on the blue grid side) is the removable side that you’ll adhere to the window. The solid white liner reveals the permanent adhesive that attaches to your graphic. It’s a great option for temporary promotions, menus, permits and licenses, and it works well for backlit displays, too.

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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