Celebrating International Print Day #IPD18

We could not think of a better time to celebrate International Print Day! In the midst of trade show season, we’ve definitely embraced this year’s #IPD18 theme: Collaboration.

HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP

You’ll find plenty of collaboration in our SGIA Expo booth #1185 in Las Vegas. We partnered with HP, Epson and Canon to bring you the latest printer technology, as well as new media options like the new line of HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminates, award-winning HP Recycled Satin Canvas, LexJet Flex Tek, ChromaLuxe EXT, EnduraFab and more. Plus, we collaborated with Big Picture magazine to create an augmented reality ad in their latest issue. We’re also creating some awesome AR experiences in the booth. Don’t miss it!

We also just launched a super cool social media contest with our partners at Fredrix, the world-renowned canvas maker, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Fredrix is giving away $4,000 in canvas rolls, so be sure you get in on the action, too. Contest is open until Oct. 31, 2018. Read more here.

When you get back from SGIA, sign up for the HP Latex Academy webinar, during which we partner with HP printer expert, John Stevens. It’s a one-hour session on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. EST that will be sure to help you decide on your next printer purchase. Sign up here.

Package printing displayed at Labelexpo

We couldn’t let a blog about collaboration go by without mentioning our sister company, S-OneLP, which just had an awesome time at Labelexpo. The team collaborated with some artisan food brands as well as some label/packaging print service providers to create a marketplace theme in their booth, showcasing all new, enhanced packaging printing. Check out the show wrap-up here.

What have been some of your best collaborations this year? Tell us in the comments below or on social media using the hashtag #IPD18!

Now Available from LexJet: A New Line of HP Adhesive Vinyl

Later this week, we will be unveiling a new HP Adhesive Vinyl line at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. These new products will give print service providers the ability to offer a total HP solution if they are currently using HP Latex printers and ink.

These products will have competitive pricing to help PSPs save on production costs when compared to similar products currently on the market.

HP Prime offers three varieties of intermediate calendered vinyl products:

  • HP Prime Gloss CP has a bright white gloss finish with a clear permanent adhesive
  • HP Prime Gloss Air GP and HP Prime Matte Air GP offer air-egress liners for bubble free application and opaque gray adhesive that provides consistent image quality, regardless of the substrate color

HP Optimal offers:

  • HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP is a high-performance calendered vinyl with a gray repositionable adhesive and an air-egress liner. This multi-purpose vinyl works for everything from fleet graphics to wayfinding signs, giving PSPs the opportunity to reduce the number of products they keep on hand for different applications.

HP Polymeric Overlaminates:

  • HP Gloss Polymeric Overlaminate and HP Matte Polymeric Overlaminate, which can be used in conjunction with all HP Prime and HP Optimal products or as clear, printable films.

These additions to HP Large Format media are compatible with latex, solvent and UV-curable printers. “This vinyl line offers consistent and reliable image quality which means clients can increase productivity while they decrease waste and labor,” says Vince Bejar, LexJet sales specialist.

LexJet understands the focus on the origin and environmental impact of goods. With that concern in mind, these products are manufactured in America, are REACH compliant, and contain no chemicals that require notification in accordance with Proposition 65.

If you are interested in learning more about the new HP Adhesive Vinyl products, please contact a LexJet sales representative at 800-453-9538 or visit us at www.lexjet.com.

Join the #Fredrix150Canvas Contest!

Our canvas partner, Fredrix, is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a huge contest, giving away $4,000 worth of its USA-made canvas — and you can participate, even if you haven’t used Fredrix canvas in the past.

To enter, post a picture showing a canvas print (any brand of canvas, in progress or finished piece) and include the hashtag #Fredrix150canvas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Follow LexJet and Fredrix social media accounts to keep up-to-date on all the contest happenings.

Two winners will be selected from each social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter). You may enter as many times as you want throughout the month of October. The eight winning posts will be announced Nov. 6 on our blog and we’ll message your social media account directly.

The winning post will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will receive a Fredrix canvas roll of their choice. Please comment below with any questions and we’ll see you on social media!

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. By entering, entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. By submitting a picture or video in this contest, entrant agrees to grant contest sponsor (Fredrix and LexJet) a non-exclusive right to reproduce, display, broadcast, or transmit (collectively ‘Use’) the images and/or video submitted without limitation including, but not limited to, reposting of entries on contest sponsors’ social media channels and web pages. 

EnduraFab™ Textiles Now Acoustic Rated for Sound Absorption

For customers who want to reduce room noise, you can now offer latex-compatible EnduraFab™ Textiles for printing customizable sound-absorbing panels. All EnduraFab™ Textiles have received acoustic ratings for sound absorption and noise reduction when mounted to acoustic foam or board.

Choose any fine art, photography or graphics to create great-looking, customized sound-absorbing panels for use in theater rooms, recording studios, offices, restaurants, schools or anywhere you want to cut down the noise or improve a room’s acoustics. EnduraFab™ Textiles are finished with a proprietary chemical designed for exception image output on HP Latex printers. Colors are vibrant and the fabrics have a nice hand-feel that is easy to finish.

When the printed textile is mounted to acoustic foam or board, it acts like a sponge that absorbs all the sound and echo in the room. You can find a variety of acoustic foams and boards at providers like Acoustimac.com. When paired together with EnduraFab™, the design potential is limitless. You can even mount the boards to the ceilings to help cut down on echo and reverb in the space.

All EnduraFab™ Textiles have been acoustically rated. Check out the full portfolio:

HP Announces End of Life for L25500 Products

HP recently announced that printheads and inks for the L25500 series will be discontinued, effective Dec. 31, 2018. This means that HP will no longer be servicing or offering supplies for the early model latex printers. LexJet will have the inks and printheads available through the end of the year, or for as long as supplies last.

You can save $6,000 on the purchase of a new HP Latex 570 when you “Upgrade to Latex.” If you want to learn more about the new latex printers, you can attend our free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. ET. SIGN UP HERE

If you have any questions about the discontinued products, our sales specialists can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit us at LexJet.com.

Looking for Cast Vinyl? LexJet and Avery Dennison Have You Covered

When it comes to vehicle graphics, Avery Dennison is one of the most recognizable brands on the market, and LexJet offers one of the most diverse products in the Avery Dennison line: MPI1105 SuperCast

The MPI1105 series — designed for use with latex, solvent and UV-curable printers — is ideal for irregular surfaces, including compound curves and corrugations, meaning it can be used for full or partial wraps on vehicles, fleet branding or for boat wraps and graphics (Easy Apply, only). The SuperCast products must be partnered with Avery Dennison’s line of cast vinyl laminates to provide the highest level of protection from the elements.

Depending on your application, you can choose from DOL1000Z Series, DOL1300Z Series or DOL1400Z Series laminates:

While the MPI1105 products are great for vehicles, you can also use them for outdoor signage or tradeshow graphics.

For more information about the Avery Dennison portfolio of products, call 800-453-9538 and one of LexJet’s sales specialists can help you choose the right product for your needs.