Art Imitates Life: Epson Unveils the Newest Printer with an Extensive and Wider Color Gamut

Crafted to meet the high standards of professional photographers, the NEW Epson® SureColor® P5370 17″ printer integrates cutting-edge technology with the main purpose of accurately replicating your prints just as you envision them.

Merging Technologies

When investing in top-notch professional gear to capture priceless art, how that art is printed matters. This printer combines an advanced 10-channel MicroPiezo® AMC™ printhead with Epson Precision Dot screening technology, producing prints that have smooth tonal renditions and reproduce the details captured with today’s high-resolution cameras.

Striking Contrast and Color

The SureColor® P5370 features a 10-color UltraChrome® PRO10 Ink set in high-capacity 200 mL cartridges, including Violet for an extensive range of blue hues and wider color gamut1. With dedicated channels for Photo and Matte Black Inks, there’s no need for ink switching, which may help with streamlining your workflow, and minimizing ink wastage. Additionally, the printer’s Carbon Black Mode enhances Dmax, resulting in striking, luxurious blacks and remarkable contrast on glossy paper. Rest assured, your black and white and deep color art will now consistently match your intended vision and discerning eye.

Increase Productivity

This printer’s unique design was made for productivity and ease of use, equipped with a built-in roll feeder, auto cutter, and a high-capacity cassette accommodating up to 100 cut sheets ranging from 8.5″ x 11″ to 17″ x 22”.  With its innovative features and meticulous design, this printer empowers photographers to create exhibition-quality prints with unparalleled precision.

To learn more, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com

1 Versus previous-generation UltraChrome® HD Ink

Save Big with Epson, Mimaki, Canon, and HP

Take advantage of big savings on a new printer. Now’s the time to buy and save big with Epson, Canon, and HP.

Epson

Save up to $8,900 on a SureColor® S-Series. Also, save up to $6,000 on a SureColor® F-Series.

To find your new Epson, visit the Epson rebates resource page HERE.

Mimaki

Through February 27, save up to $7,174 on a JFX200-2513 EX and up to $5,500 on a CJV330-160 and a JV330-160 after instant rebates.

For all rebate information, visit our rebates page HERE.

Canon

This month, get an instant rebate of $1,450 on a GP-4000 and $1,075 on a PRO-4600.

For complete rebate information, visit our rebate resource page HERE.

HP

Cash in and trade up! Get up to $1,500 cash back on a qualifying DesignJet Z Series or $650 cash back on qualifying T Series aqueous printers when you trade in a qualifying printer through March 31.

To see all available DesignJet rebates, visit the HP rebates resource page HERE.

For complete rebate information, visit our rebate resource pages. If you have questions about solutions, applications, or image durability, contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538.

The Latest Addition From Ultraflex Now Offers More Than Just Brilliant Graphics

Introducing UltraVision® Micro-Perf 60/40, the ultimate solution from Ultraflex, revolutionizing exterior window graphics!

UltraVision® Micro-Perf 60/40 sets a new standard in perforated graphic films, engineered for superior quality and performance in exterior window applications. Designed with practicality and privacy in mind, this product diffuses light from the inside while maintaining the integrity of the outer print surface. This innovative design not only enhances privacy but also addresses concerns in sensitive environments such as schools, where privacy is paramount.

 

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Versatility meets ease of use with UltraVision® Micro-Perf 60/40, as it is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, UV, and Latex printing technologies. This means you can effortlessly achieve stunning, vibrant prints with the assurance of long-lasting durability.

Available in a convenient width of 54″, this new addition to the Ultraflex line of products offers a seamless solution for you if you’re seeking to make a lasting impression through captivating window graphics. Experience the perfect blend of functionality, aesthetics, and privacy.

 

Let’s start something big in 2024. Together.

Join us for EFI™ IGNITE at EFI’s Global Innovation Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on March 6th*. Big things are in store for you, including an up-close-and-personal opportunity to see live demos of the latest EFI wide- and superwide-format print technology that’ll ignite your business with inkjet-fueled capabilities.

This full-day event will also include:

  • A presentation of the top wide-format graphic trends for 2024, including a preview of what to expect from EFI at Drupa 2024
  • Live remote demo of the EFI Nozomi 14000 SD super-high-speed printer – a printing platform that’s nothing short of disruptive
  • Printer demonstrations of VUTEk h5, VUTEk Q5r, VUTEk 32h, Pro 32r, Pro 30h, Pro 30f & Pro 16h
  • A lively customer panel with extensive Q&A
  • Learning sessions on new applications, how to drive profitability with production data and automated workflows, and more

To make EFI™ IGNITE even more enticing, EFI is offering up to $500 towards air travel, a complimentary one-night hotel stay, and meals.

Turn to EFI with confidence as you ignite your business with brilliant capabilities, hot revenue sources, and soaring margins.

* Last day to register is Thursday, February 29, 2024.

The Printing Industry Trends You’ll Be Talking About in 2024

As we step into 2024, transformative trends are sweeping across the landscape, and LexJet is at the forefront, foreseeing these changes as key to revolutionizing your business. From cutting-edge technologies to sustainable products, we delve into the top trends that will redefine the industry. Join us as we explore these trends, bringing innovation and paving the way for what lies ahead in the dynamic world of printing.

Dye Sublimation on Fabric

The future of dye sublimation for grand and large format printing, particularly for trade shows, appears promising. Dye sublimation is emerging as a preferred option for décor and apparel due to its unparalleled versatility. The potential of dye sublimation knows no bounds, as it enables the creation of visually stunning prints. Its advantages include not only aesthetic appeal but also practical benefits. The process is user-friendly with the right equipment and substrate, leading to efficient and high-quality printing. Sublimated fabric is lightweight, allowing for easy and cost-effective shipping. The cost-effectiveness extends to production, making it an economically attractive option. Additionally, the sublimation printing process is odorless, can be environmentally sustainable, and offers straightforward installation, positioning dye sublimation as a frontrunner in the future of large-scale printing and trade show displays.

Direct Printing

Direct printing is gaining widespread popularity as an alternative to the traditional transfer process in printing. More and more people opt for direct printing due to its streamlined single-step workflow. This approach eliminates the need for an intermediary step, offering greater efficiency in the printing process. With the right fabric choice, such as UFabrik, and a compatible printer, direct printing allows users to bypass issues like ink migration and coalescence, ensuring a more precise and vibrant output. While finishing, such as sewing, is still needed, the availability of such services from production companies makes it a seamless part of the overall direct printing process. This shift towards direct printing signifies a move towards simplicity, speed, and enhanced quality in fabric printing.

UV Technology

UV printing has emerged as a dominant ink technology alongside dye sublimation, with advancements driven by LED technology. The notable advantage of UV printing lies in its ability to operate without heat, a significant improvement that enhances its versatility. This technology boasts excellent scratch resistance and the capability to print white ink, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. Whether printing on rolls or boards, UV printing offers a vast selection of media at competitive pricing, contributing to its rapid expansion in the printing market.

Sustainable Products

In pursuing sustainability, it has become imperative that eco-friendly products surpass the standards set by their non-sustainable counterparts. Remarkable strides have been made in developing PVC-free or recyclable materials, which now offer not only environmental benefits but also high performance comparable to traditional products. The significant progress in this area is exemplified by products like LINTEC‘s optically clear recycled films. These innovative products not only meet the demand for sustainability but do so without compromising aesthetics or functionality. The competitive pricing of these products makes them increasingly appealing, challenging the idea that sustainability comes at a premium. As the market embraces these eco-friendly alternatives, the landscape is shifting towards a future where sustainable choices are responsible and superior in quality and performance.

Desktop and Home-Based Business Printers

Desktop and small print-and-cut eco-solvent printers have become game-changers for the Etsy market and side-business owners. These printers combine portability, affordability, and ease of use, making them ideal for entrepreneurs looking to establish or expand their creative ventures. The intuitive software accompanying these printers simplifies the printing process, providing step-by-step guidance. This user-friendly approach not only caters to seasoned professionals but also encourages newcomers to the field. The consumer-based workflow these printers offer facilitates the production of a diverse range of products with ease, allowing Etsy sellers and side-business owners to explore and expand their product lines without the difficulty often associated with larger printing setups. These compact and efficient printers empower small-scale entrepreneurs to turn their creative visions into tangible, marketable products.

Direct-to-Film and Direct-to-Garment

The evolution of direct-to-film (DTF) and direct-to-garment (DTG) printing have undergone significant changes in recent years. DTF has taken the industry by storm, capturing its attention with its rapid popularity. Introducing more sophisticated shaker operations and the promise of powderless DTF technologies on the horizon are poised to bring even greater success to this printing method. On the other hand, DTG, despite its longstanding presence in the market, faced challenges such as limitations in printing on polyesters and the necessity to print exclusively on cotton. However, advancements are underway. These advancements hold the potential to not only enhance quality but also drive down pricing, offering consumers a more accessible and higher-quality printing experience.

Where do you want to take your business in 2024? To learn more about new and exciting trends and how to take your business to the next level, contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Turning Images into Art

Founded in 1584, Hahnemühle has evolved and transcended all trends by producing fine art papers using ancient recipes from high-quality cotton fibers, pulp or plant fibers, and pure spring water, making Hahnemühle one of the leading paper producers worldwide.

Catering to the wishes of numerous photographic artists and honoring the passion of black and white photography enthusiasts, Hahnemühle continues to make a mark in the realm of fine art with the introduction of four new additions to their already exquisite line of fine art papers. Specifically designed for those seeking to bring larger works of art to life, these papers are available in 60” and 64” rolls, showcasing Hahnemühle’s commitment to delivering top-notch solutions for the expansive vision of artists.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt Baryta

The white cotton paper contains no optical brighteners and features an exceptionally fine, discreet surface. In combination with the matt premium inkjet coating, it guarantees outstanding print results with impressive reproduction of vivid colors, details, and deep blacks. The additional barium sulphate in the coating enhances the print’s tonal range, sharpness, and clarity. The printed areas reveal an elegant, subtle sheen, while the unprinted areas remain matt to beautifully accentuate brilliance, making it an exclusive alternative to film baryta paper.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt Baryta – 60in x 39ft

Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Matt Baryta – 64in x 39ft

Photo Silk Baryta X

The coveted and multiple award-winning Photo Silk Baryta is back – further developed for the highest demands! Photo Silk Baryta X (310 gsm) is a cellulose paper with an optimized inkjet coating for photo application, and it is perfectly suited for photo and poster prints. The baryta coating gives the impression of a traditional silver halide photo paper. The smooth, creamy white paper with its silky gloss finish produces very good print quality, ensuring the best results for daily printing.

Hahnemühle Bamboo Gloss Baryta

Hahnemühle Bamboo Gloss Baryta (305 gsm) sets a new standard as the world’s first fine art inkjet paper crafted from 90% bamboo fibers with a premium high-gloss baryta inkjet coating. The natural white paper comes in a pleasant, warm shade of white and contains no optical brighteners. Combined with its lightly textured surface, Hahnemühle Bamboo Gloss Baryta offers a natural-looking aesthetic with the look and feel of traditional film baryta paper.

The paper enlarges Hahnemühle’s Natural Line with papers made from tree-free fibers. From its proceeds, Hahnemühle supports environmental protection and environmental education projects as well as social projects in its Green Rooster program that is unique worldwide.

Hahnemühle Bamboo Gloss Baryta 305 g

Hahnemühle Sustainable Photo Satin

In addition to the three new baryta papers, Hahnemühle has introduced another sustainable paper alternative to complement the Hahnemühle Photo line. This global paper novelty reflects Hahnemühle’s environmentally sensitive actions and innovative endeavors.

Hahnemühle Sustainable Photo Satin is a sustainable alternative to PE-based (polyethene) inkjet photo papers. The newly developed bio-inkjet coating is free of plastic composites/foils and 100% recyclable via the wastepaper cycle. The bright white photo paper has a velvety-smooth surface and is perfect for sustainable photo and poster printing.

To learn more about the Hahnemühle line of fine art papers, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

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