Top 5 Hottest Launches of 2018

Looking back on 2018, we’ve seen a lot of much-needed innovation, as well as power-house collaborations. Our top five launches of the year answered customer demand for versatile, cost-effective, application-driven solutions across the board in the wide-format market. If you haven’t tried these new options, what are you waiting for? The year’s almost over!

Fabric transferred using InFuze transfer paper

LexJet InFuze® Dye-Sublimation Papers — Adding to our dye-sub portfolio was a top priority for our customers who were bringing this new technology to their tool kits. We created the fresh InFuze brand, and brought to market four high-end, competitively-priced transfer paper options that our customers couldn’t refuse:

Outdoor signage transferred to ChromaLuxe EXT

ChromaLuxe EXT — Another important product line for our dye-sub customers is the stunning ChromaLuxe metal photo panels, a high-demand item. This year, ChromaLuxe introduced its EXT line, geared toward extended outdoor use — something dye-sub wasn’t able to achieve previously. The EXT innovation won ChromaLuxe an SGIA Product of the Year award, and it’s not hard to see why. Check out this story about how the panels were used as wayfinding signs for Felts Audubon Preserve.

AveryxLexJet — In one of the wide-format industry’s biggest news stories of the year, LexJet partnered with Avery Dennison, adding more than 200 calendared and cast vinyl, film and laminate products to our product line. Now, LexJet customers have access to all the vehicle and fleet wraps, wall films and so much more.

LexJet Flex Tek used for banners

LexJet Flex Tek — One thing so many print shops struggle with is inventory space, that’s why we love all-in-one media products like LexJet Flex Tek 170g for aqueous printers and LexJet Flex Tek SUV 200g, compatible with eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks. This non-woven technical fabric is lightweight and easy to use, making it a go-to option for hanging banners, retractable banners and even wrapped canvas.

HP Vinyl + Overlams — What the world needs now is a line of vinyl products that work well and are priced right. That’s what we delivered with the massive launch of the new HP Vinyl line of products.

We brought them big time with our 2018 SGIA Expo booth, where the colors were bright and installation was a breeze. But don’t take it from us — listen to what customers have said:

HP Vinyl for walls
  • “The colors are truer than with my previous material and the gloss is more vibrant.”
  • “We did an install onto a gym wall mat and it went on without a hitch! The rigidity of the material and the strength of the backer lead to a smooth installation.”
  • “My guys love the HP. They grab it for every application they can use it on, and they tell me that the air-release component is the best they’ve ever used.”

Now that you know all the hottest launches of 2018, stay tuned to this blog to discover the trends you need to keep an eye on in the New Year!

Hurry, Canon Mail-in Rebates End December 15

Don’t miss out on the chance to save up to $1,200 on the purchase of select PRO-Series printers, but hurry, all mail-in rebates end Dec. 15:

Still looking for that perfect gift? Receive a $500 Amazon or Apple gift card with the purchase of a PRO-4000 before the mail-in rebate deadline.

 The following instant rebates are valid through Dec. 31:

To claim your mail-in rebate, all purchases must be made by 11:59 ET Dec. 15, 2018.

 

For more information, call 800-453-9538 and ask your LexJet printer specialist.

Listen Up: Before & After Acoustic Sound Panels + EnduraFab

In October, we announced the new acoustic rating for EnduraFab textiles for sound absorption and noise reduction when used with an acoustic board or foam. So Ryan Moore, Vice President of DFMGraphics in Newnan, Ga., decided to put EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier to the test.

DFMGraphics uses an HP Latex 335 for printing EnduraFab panels.

Moore’s operation includes office space, printing facilities and a recording studio. “Everything in here is a hard edge, and sound is bouncing back and forth,” he says. “When you’re on the phone, you can hear people talking in the background.” Worse, when recording music, sounds would reverberate, echo and distort the clean sound he was looking for.

“I looked into buying panels, but the cost was too much, and I knew there’s got to be something I could print on,” he says. His LexJet representative mentioned EnduraFab, which, when mounted on an acoustic board, would trap the extraneous sounds in the panel. He paired EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier with Rockboards from Rockwool. In his 855 square-foot room, he constructed three acoustic panels using 3/4-inch flooring plywood, 4 pieces of RockBoard 4’x2’x2” glued to the wood, then wrapped the whole thing with printed EnduraFab.

Moore installed three of the panels in the room, and immediately noticed a significant noise reduction, both when someone was speaking or when playing an instrument. “You can really hear it,” he says. “You can immediately hear my voice without any echo.”

He used fun music-related graphics for the panels, including a photo from a Nirvana concert, installed over his HP Latex 335 printer; an abstract grouping of speakers with the musical instruments and a collection of retro mix tapes in a utility area.

“The EnduraFab prints great — the color is perfect,” he says, noting some trial-and-error with profile settings. After installing the panels, he quickly received a new order from a customer for printed acoustic panels to be used in a small room to record YouTube videos.

For an ultimate test, he recorded himself speaking and playing a snare drum to illustrate the reverb and echo reduction. Take a listen below:

BEFORE Acoustic panels were installed:

 

AFTER Acoustic panels were installed:

 

If you have questions about using EnduraFab for acoustic panels, give a LexJet print specialist a call at 800-453-9538.

Money in Your Stocking and a Gift Under the Tree

Is there a better way to end 2018 than with a new printer? How about some extra spending money? Purchase a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 for only $2799 – after $800 Mail-in Rebate – and get a $500 Amazon or Apple gift card.

If you’ve been wanting to upgrade your current printer or add a new one to your workflow, now is the perfect opportunity: a printer under the tree and a gift card in your stocking!

But hurry, this special holiday offer ends at 11:59 p.m. ET, Dec. 15. To place an order, call us at 800-453-9538 or visit us online at LexJet.com.

Check Out the Last Webinar of 2018

The last webinar of 2018 is here! Attend our free HP webinar to see if a new latex printer will bring you good tidings in 2019. The latex webinar is hosted by John Stevens – HP’s leading latex specialist – and will give you information about the full line of printers and “Print & Cut” options. Don’t forget, you can save some holiday cash with the purchase of a qualified printer.

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Monday, Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

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

December Rebates: Last Chance to Save in 2018

It’s hard to believe the end of 2018 has arrived. Not only do we have these winter rebates, but you may also qualify for huge savings on equipment purchases with tax deductions through IRS Section 179.

This month’s rebate highlights include: Save up to $1,500 on HP Latex 315 or Latex 335 Print & Cut; Canon is offering up to $1,200 mail-in rebates on imagePROGRAF PRO-series, but hurry, this offer ends on Dec. 15; or take up to $4,000 instant savings on the Epson SureColor S-series printers.

HP Latex Print & Cut Bundle

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through Dec. 31

  • HP Latex 115, 54-inch printer: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units
  • 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)

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

HP Upgrade to Latex

When you upgrade and trade-in an eligible large-format printer, you will receive a $6,000 mail-in rebate with the purchase of an HP Latex 570. This offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2018 and cannot be combined with LOI. Claims must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2019 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.