LexJet Now Offers the Canon Solutions America Portfolio

LexJet is excited to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Canon Solutions America Inc.

This strategic partnership is designed to provide wide-format inkjet customers with reliable equipment, service, and support solutions that help to meet new and existing challenges.

The new Canon Colorado 1630 is the smart investment choice for print service providers looking for a cost-effective solution to meet their current and future business needs. With speeds up to 1,195/sq.ft. per hour, PSPs can offer a quick turnaround on those last-minute, just-in-time orders.

The Canon Colorado 1650 is the fastest 64-in production printer in its class, with speeds up to 1,709/sq. ft. per hour. The dual-roll printing and high-capacity ink tanks provide PSPs the option to do unattended printing in high-production environments.

“With the increased demand for temporary signage and graphics, this new partnership will give customers an opportunity to increase their output and drive down their costs,” says C.J. Forker, LexJet’s Vice President of Sales. “It also provides the chance to introduce the loyal LexJet clients to the equipment and applications available from Canon Solutions America.”

If you would like to explore the new opportunities Canon Solutions America brings to LexJet, visit our dedicated resource page or contact a sales specialist at 800-453-9538.

Dennis and Cheri Hammon: In Pursuit of the Perfect Print

Dennis and Cheri Hammon are a successful photography team based in Idaho. Not only are they award-winning photographers, but Dennis is a PPA affiliate juror and Cheri is a qualified juror for state competitions.

Dennis and Cheri Hammon“I have a degree in Geology, but ended up teaching Photography at a university,” Dennis says. “I started working for a ski resort and doing photography for the ski circuit, back in the 70s, and here I am, 45 years later.”

Cheri took a little more of a longer route to the world of photography. She initially worked as a hairdresser, but due to allergies, she decided on a career change. Thanks to a family friend, she started working for a prominent photographer in Augusta, Ga. “The studio needed a retouch artist and I had an art background,” she says. “I learned all the behind-the-scenes stuff like negative retouching, print retouching, airbrushing for copy restoration, some printing, and matting and framing. As time progressed, digital came along, then Photoshop and Corel Painter. That’s a Reader’s Digest version of how I got started.”

The Hammons have a long list of awards, but both agree that the Sunset Print Award is among the top award to win. “We’ve both won several, and it’s one of our favorite awards to win. We’ve each won two or three of them” says Dennis. “The only awards that we have on our desks are the LexJet awards and the Canon awards.”

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series 4100

The Hammons are known for their printing abilities and print their own fine artwork. From capture to print, they have complete control of how the final piece will look. To ensure that it meets their standards, they use the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100.

This is a smart printer and it recognizes all of my papers and canvases, it agitates its own inks, and if a head goes out, I pop it out and pop a new one in. It’s so easy, as opposed to the maintenance issues I had with other brands,” says Cheri. “I love my Canon.”

Dennis agrees, “The speed of it! The first image we printed with it, the print came off so fast, we thought something was wrong because of how long the other printer took to print the same size image. That was a big factor. And the inks, we’d barely replaced our first cartridges after a year.”

It takes more than a great capture and a reliable, easy-to-use printer to create an award-winning photograph. It also takes the right media. Cheri paints the canvas, so she relies on the consistency of Sunset Reserve Matte Canvas. After 35 years in the darkroom, Dennis loves the throwback look of Sunset Fibre Elite 285g paper.

“I’ve always had a darkroom, and the Fibre Elite mimics some of the papers I used way back when, that’s why I’m drawn to it,” he says. “The feel, the texture, the luster of it and how it holds the tooth of the image for me. We have other papers, but that’s the only thing I put my work on.”

Whether it’s talking through printer questions or looking to get their favorite Sunset media, Dennis and Cheri rely on the support of their LexJet specialist to be there, if needed. “I first heard of LexJet when I moved from Georgia to Florida,” says Cheri. “A friend, Don Emmerich, told us about LexJet and I’ve been with them ever since.”

So, what is it about LexJet that keeps the Hammons coming back? The service.

“The service is great and whenever I call, I always get somebody, and on the rare occasion that I don’t, they call me back pretty quickly,” says Cheri. “They have always taken care of issues, which I haven’t had many. The customer service is really good.”

For Dennis and Cheri, it’s not just about taking great pictures and sharing them digitally, it’s about creating a unique piece of art starting with a keen eye and finishing with a printed masterpiece. With her usual artistic flair,
Cheri sums up how important it is for photographers to take that final step and print an image.

“The ultimate realization of an exquisitely created image is to become a will-crafted print, where life is finally breathed into the artist’s creation.”

We are excited to have the Hammons back to serve as judges for the Sunset Image Awards in September. Submit your photo today for a chance to win. For more information on Canon, Sunset media, or LexJet, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Chromaluxe Panels make Shiny Prints

The title of this article has a double meaning.

Yes, Chromaluxe does make good-looking, shiny prints, ideal for your home, office, or just about any situation you can imagine.

But it also helps Jupiter, Florida-based metal printer, Shiny Prints, make gorgeous works of art.

Shiny Prints is one of LexJet’s biggest Chromaluxe customers, largely because of its unmatched color and versatility.

We recently sat down with Matt Dee from Shiny Prints about why his company chooses Chromaluxe.

 

Click here to check out LexJet’s entire line of Chromaluxe panels and see why they could be the perfect solution for your next project.

 

LexJet Reviews: Photography Essentials

Whether it’s weddings or the holidays, photographers need to have the right products and the right support when busy season hits. In this edition of LexJet Reviews, C.J. Forker is here to discuss a few of the Photographer Essentials available from LexJet.

From printers to media to customer service, tune in to hear C.J. discuss:

Sunset Select Matte Canvas – The bright-white, matte-coated surface of this poly-cotton blend canvas provides a wide color gamut and, maybe more importantly, color consistency. The Oxford 2 over 1 weave is ideal for photo and art reproduction, but it’s also a good solution for home décor, indoor signage, and gallery wraps. Sunset Select Matte Canvas works with both dye and pigment inks and is compatible with current and legacy-model printers from Canon, Epson, HP, and more.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100 Printer–When it comes to investing in a printer, research is important. So is hearing from those who are using the same equipment you’re considering. Professional photographers Joel Grimes and Jeff Bowman offer their take on why they print their work on the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100. The printer comes with a full set of 11 inks plus an optimizer and professional print and layout software. It also features automatic paper loading. Just drop your roll of media in and the printer automatically feeds the paper, eliminating fingerprints and smudges.

LexJet Premium Archival Matte Paper – Premium Archival Matte Paper is a smooth, neutral-white, matte paper for high-quality fine art, photo reproduction, and open-edition décor. This paper provides accurate color reproduction and high-contrast, high-resolution output, and is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. It features a heavyweight, thick base, and an instant-dry coating that resists fingerprints and smudging. From fine art to wildlife, this is the perfect addition to any photographer’s media arsenal.

LexJet Customer Service – LexJet has been serving print service providers for more than 25 years, teaming with some of the biggest names in the printing industry. But, it’s LexJet’s excellent customer service that truly matters to its clients. From critical attention to detail to technical expertise, no matter what questions you might have, LexJet customer service is unmatched. Professional photographers Dennis and Cheri Hammon have been LexJet customers for years and say they couldn’t imagine going anywhere else.

Sunset Photo eSatin Paper 300g –Sunset Photo eSatin is a premium-quality, resin-coated photo paper that has professional photographers raving. They say it’s thicker, heavier, and more durable than mass-market inkjet photo papers. The slightly textured finish doesn’t show fingerprints or reflect glare and it is reminiscent of darkroom printing. The wider color gamut and an improved white point mean colors are brighter, skin tones are more realistic, and landscapes are more detailed.

To learn more about Photographer’ Essentials, visit our LexJet Reviews library, give us a call at 800-453-9538, or visit LexJet.com.

Live Webinar: July HP Latex Print & Cut Academy with Timothy Mitchell

Don’t miss another chance to learn about the exciting opportunities with HP Latex technology, as Timothy Mitchell presents the HP Latex Print & Cut Academy. If you are looking to expand into latex for the first time or you’ve been a long-time user with older generations, join us Tuesday, July 27, at 11 a.m. ET.

Timothy will show and discuss some of the new latex printers to hit the market and he will also show you how to deliver high-quality applications same-day, in widths up to 64 inches, all while keeping costs low. HP production printers and water-based HP Latex Inks ensure rich blacks and glossy results—and all prints emerge dry, odor-free, and ready to use.

See why print service providers are raving about the new HP Latex technology that produces the whitest white in the industry*. Provide your clients with quick turnarounds, while also offering a broad range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

From floor graphics and vehicle graphics to social barriers and outdoor displays, HP Latex solutions provide an extensive range of applications to diversify your portfolio and push your productivity to a whole new level.

When you attend, you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle.

For a more in-depth look at the new HP 700 and 800 Series, join Timothy for the HP Latex Master Class** on Tuesday, July 20 at 11 a.m.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Produce the highest value jobs with the HP Latex 800 W Printer and white ink. Whitest white based on ISO/DIS 23498 compared to competitive alternatives using solvent and UV technologies under $50,000 USD as of May 2020.

**There is no LOI currently available for the HP Master Class

July Live Webinar: Learn and Earn with Pete Wright and Canon

Join Pete Wright – a Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer – as he provides an overview of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers on Wednesday, July 21 at 11 a.m. ET.

All attendees are eligible to receive 5% – up to $631 – off MSRP for a new PRO-Series Canon. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100, or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, stick around as Pete answers your questions during the live Q&A.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Webinar promotion can be combined only with monthly instant rebates. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.