Temporary Solutions: Have Your Walls Your Way

Not all wallcoverings are the same — and that’s a good thing! While sometimes a customer may want a long-lasting wall paper, chances are they are looking for a more temporary solution for company brand messages, home décor or trendy retail spaces. Digital print technology makes customizing the visuals simple. The right media will make installation — and removal — quick and easy, too.

Printed Photo Tex used in place of tiles on this kitchen backsplash

At LexJet, we offer a wide range of wallcovering options, from glossy vinyls to satin fabric textures with just the right amount of adhesive backing to stay on the wall … til you customer changes his or her mind.

Here’s a look at several of our most popular temporary wallcovering media options:

Photo Tex – Opaque (Solvent) is a 95% opaque fabric that won’t shrink, wrinkle or rip, but it will come down from a wall without any residue left behind. The matte finish makes it a good choice for residential spaces, and it will stick to any non-porous flat surface. The detailed print quality makes creating a faux finish a breeze (see kitchen backsplash photo). It’s also available in an Aqueous version.

Avery Dennison’s MPI 2600 Series Wall Film, pictured at top, offers scuff resistance that holds up in busy areas. The films also offer a variety of textures for extra interest, like canvas, crushed stone or stucco. Create quick, customizable wall decoration with easy installation and removal.

LexJet Simple Flo Vinyl Wrap offered awesome branding for Scorch Fitness

LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl is a favorite of both printers and installers, with a glossy white finish with an ultra-conformable calendared adhesive backing for easy handling. As one customer says: “It produces great image quality and the air-egress liner makes it extremely easy to work with.  This is a great go-to product for all types of different applications.”

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric is a customer favorite not only for its ease of use when creating an accent wall or an entire room, but it’s one of our most versatile products that can be used on walls, windows, floors and even metal (like elevators). It’s been Class A, ASTM E84 Fire Rated and provides a higher ink saturation for richer colors. It’s also available for Solvent printers.

HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP used on an accent wall in an office setting

HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP is a great vinyl that’s optimized for Latex printers, and priced just right. This newer product is quickly becoming a customer favorite for its ease of use, consistent results and budget-friendly price point. “The print quality is great, profiles are set, and I don’t have head strikes or color issues as compared to my other products,” says one customer. For similar results in a matte finish, try HP Prime Matte Air GR.

To learn more about wallcovering options, both temporary and permanent, call a LexJet pro at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com/wall-murals.

3 Ways to Get Creative with Your Posters

In retail, posters are a way of life. They are versatile and need to meet these criteria:

  • Eye-catching
  • Easy to install or hang
  • Easy to change
  • Cost-effective

For cost-effective and eye-catching posters, it’s important to start with the right paper. For latex, solvent, and UV, LexJet Satin Poster Paper 200g has a bright, white satin finish, is water-resistant, and at $0.14/sq. ft., this is the perfect alternative to expensive photo papers that are frequently used for temporary graphics.

For aqueous printing, consider LexJet 8 Mil Production Satin Photo Paper, an instant-dry satin paper that offers fast turnaround for those last-minute requests.

Installing, hanging and changing retail graphics need to be easy, because professional installers are rarely used for seasonal merchandising or store remodels. Posters are eye-catching because of paper and print quality and final application.

Here are three different ways to create easy-to-install temporary posters:

Face-mounted Window Graphics – Window advertising is important in retail marketing, and posters can create interest before the customer even walks through the door. Use LexJet CrystalClear-X Removable Adhesive to install face mounted posters that are designed to capture the eye of passers-by. The removable adhesive offers air-channels for easy, bubble-free installation.

Hanging Graphics – Showcase your graphics with Poster Snapper Hanging Rail. Quick and easy to install, this economical aluminum hanging system is a snap to use.

Mounted Graphics – If you are displaying posters on a substrate like posterboard, PVC, or foam boards, consider a self-adhesive product like LexJet Production Satin Photo Paper PSA for aqueous or HP Prime Matte Air GR for latex and solvent. Print the graphic, stick it to the substrate and your posters are ready to shine.

Want to see these posters in action? Watch the video below:

Discover Media That Matters at Printing United

We are beyond excited for Printing United later this month. This year is sure to be full of exciting trends, new innovations and award-winning ideas. You can find your LexJet favorites in booth #6810. Our focus is on the hand-selected, state-of-the-art media offerings that provide versatility, production excellence, environmental consciousness and cost awareness that allow you to create amazing signage, graphics and more, while balancing your business-building budget.

In booth #6810, you’ll get a hands-on look at several samples, and be sure to check out our installation demos, too. Our team will be standing by to guide you to the right media for any project, from vinyl wall wraps and soft signage displays to elegant retail décor and fine art reproductions, and much more. Our teammates from S-One Labels & Packaging will also be displaying the latest in sustainable packaging materials and specialty coatings for a variety of applications.

Be sure to check out some of our most buzz-worthy media products, including:

  • Squid. This is the new self-adhesive fabric for window displays that everyone is talking about. It’s easy to install and provides an elegant look for retail environments or can add privacy in a corporate setting.
  • HP Adhesive Vinyl & Laminates. The new line of products is changing the game for printers. We’ve added even more products, like HP Grip, with a strong adhesive, and a new cast overlaminate. See them in action!
  • Award-winning Canvas. We’ll be displaying the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year – Media – Textile – Canvas: Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas; as well as last year’s big winner: HP Recycled Satin Canvas, made from 100% recycled water bottles.
  • Fabrics. We’ve got several options here, whether you prefer latex or dye-sub. We’ve got options for a variety of applications, like soft signage, backlit displays, tableskirts, SEG frames and more.

We’ve got Show Specials, too, that you won’t want to miss! See you in Dallas later this month!

Still need a Printing United Expo Pass? Go to THIS LINK and use promo code 76842.

It’s Time to Learn and Earn with October Printer Webinars

Is the idea of getting a new printer scary? Check out our free webinar series for HP Latex and Canon PRO-Series printers, learn some new tricks, and get a special treat for attending. John Stevens, one of the industry’s leading latex specialists will talk about the benefits of bringing HP Latex technology in-house. Later in the month, Pete Wright, an award-winning photographer, will discuss software and applications for the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers. Receive additional savings with the purchase of a qualified printer. Sign up today because space is limited.

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for the free HP Latex printer technology webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 11 AM ET. Attend and save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, or save $4,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Monday, Oct. 21, at 11 AM ET to learn about the features of the Canon PRO-Series printers and software, as well as print applications. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

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

Upgrades, 0% Financing & Big Savings on a New Printer All Month

Is the idea of getting a new printer haunting you? We’ve got a treat for you: the return of some popular mail-in and instant rebates. Highlights include:

  • Upgrade to Latex is back! Dust off the cobwebs of an old printer and trade it in to receive $6,000 cash back when you purchase a Latex 570, HP’s Printing United specials are available all month.
  • Canon is offering 0% financing on the purchase of a new ImagePROGRAF printer as well as mail-in rebates on TM-300 and TM 305 scan and print.
  • Instantly save up to $2,000 on an EPSON SureColor P-Series printer.

Free printer webinar series:

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through Oct. 31

  • HP Latex 115 Print & Cut Bundle

    HP Latex 115, 54-inch printer: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units – limited quantity available with special pricing**

  • HP Latex 115 Print & Cut: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units (can mix and match Latex 115 and Latex 115 P&C when purchasing 3 units) limited quantity available with special pricing**
  • HP Latex 315, 54-inch printer: $1,000
  • HP Latex 335, 54-inch printer: $1,000
  • HP Latex 365, 64-inch printer: $3,000; 1-year free Flexi RIP included with purchase

**Call for pricing and availability

Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Wall Decals

A few years ago, John Etienne wanted to do something different with children’s activity books, so he started brainstorming to come up with different themes.

“As an illustrator, I thought it would be nice to have educational wall decals,” he says. “I wanted them to have activity and coloring books, but I also wanted them to have wall decals that matched the books.”

Today, he runs Wall Adventure, an online business that offers activity books with matching fabric wall decals. “I do the illustrations for the books and then I print the decals in-house,” Etienne says. “I started in 2017 and had to learn how to use the printer and cutter and find the right fabric.”

Since he started the project as a freelancer, he had a lot of questions and turned to LexJet for help. “I use the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series 4000S and LexJet Print-n-Stick Fabric,” he says. “The printer is easy to use. I got all the information I needed from LexJet, including ICC profiles.”

The reviews are in. “My customers love the products. The colors on the fabric are bright. The combination of printer and fabric is working well,” he says. Using the right printer and material is important. “I use a Graphtec cutter and I was having issues getting a clean edge when I cut and trimmed the product. That’s when I started using the Print-n-Stick.”

Currently, his products are only available online, but Etienne plans to attend conventions in the future. “I want to get the word out and get more exposure,” he says. “It started with some brainstorming a few years back and now, and one day I will be doing my first convention.”

From concept to reality, Etienne is creating interactive adventures for children around the world and he is glad that Canon and LexJet are along for the ride. “I can get the information I need, or someone will direct me on where to find it on the website,” he says. “They are always very helpful.”