Introducing: NEW Sunset SUV Fine Art Paper

In response to demand in the market, we’re exciting to announce the new Sunset SUV Fine Art Paper 210g, a heavy-weight option for quality fine and photography reproduction that’s compatible with eco-solvent, solvent and UV ink technologies. This new-to-the-market SUV-compatible fine art paper is available in the U.S. and Canada.

Print houses that choose technology other than aqueous have had a difficult time finding a quality fine art paper that delivers exceptional results on their chosen printer technology. Our product development team at Sunset has delivered the answer with Sunset SUV Fine Art Paper 210g.

This new paper is an ideal option for large-volume fine art décor printers looking for a cost-conscious option that also has on-point quality. Our team at the LexJet Experience Center ran the paper on the Epson SureColor S80600, and reported excellent color reproduction and overall results.

Product Highlights:

  • Heavy-weight, natural white matte surface
  • Acid- and lignin-free for archiving
  • Soft-textured etching surface
  • Applications: art reproductions, fine-art photography, large-volume décor printing

To learn more about this product, and for help with printer profiles, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

Artist Jonathon Romain Creates a Colorful World for Children

In an effort to give back to the community and create a space for kids to grow as artists, Jonathon Romain and his wife purchased an old school in Peoria, Ill., that they recently turned into a local arts center. To create a professional and fun atmosphere, Romain keeps all his printing in-house, which saves on marketing and promotions allowing him to put more money into programming. “From printing posters, signage and indoor murals we have been able to save a fortune on creating a beautiful and professional-looking operation,” he says.

Working with two Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000 and an old iPF 8400S, Romain prints the collateral for the Romain Arts & Culture Community Center as well as his own artwork. “I’ve been printing giclées of my art for over 20 years, and I’ve owned several machines,” he says. “The Canon PRO-4000 is by far superior and more affordable than any other machine I’ve owned. The color quality and speed on these printers only gets better and better.”

This summer, the Romains offered the first summer program at the new arts center and the printers played a big part in the success of summer fun. “We had the kids talk about issues that affect them in their community, and we let them lead the conversation,” Romain says. “They came up with a number of topics of concern for them and their community, and we selected the top three: violence, drug abuse and the dropout rate.”

The kids then created murals that were framed and presented to the superintendent of the school district. “Each one of the children received a smaller framed copy of images to take home to their family and friends,” he says.

Romain is already eyeing projects for the future. “I want to print outdoor murals and hang artwork created by the children on the building. I can only imagine what that would do for their confidence,” he says.

Romain credits in-house printing to help keep expenses low and put money towards the art center. “The two things that I’ve found to be the most instrumental in my success as an artist are the ability to reproduce my own art on demand and to frame it,” he says.

Using his art, Romain is giving back to his community the best way that he knows how – by instilling a sense of pride within the kids and giving them a chance to use their voices and, perhaps, inspiring future artists along the way.

Get Your Free Printing United Expo Pass Today!

If you’re planning on attending Printing United this year, we’ve got you covered with a free Expo pass for the trade show in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 23-25 (a $35 savings). This year’s show brings the best of SGIA together, including wide-format along with textile, commercial and package printing, all under one roof.

To receive your pass, please use promo code 76842 on THIS LINK.

During the show, you’ll see the latest offerings in each of the market segments, and learn about the latest trends, techniques and workflow strategies. You’ll be able to view the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year Awards, which includes Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas, a LexJet exclusive in the U.S.

In booth #6810, you’ll also discover some of the latest advancements and trends on the media that matters for your business today. We’ll feature printed samples of the HP Adhesive Vinyl portfolio, upscale wallcoverings and other décor products, sustainable print material solutions, as well as unique window graphic materials, like Squid.

This year, more than 600 exhibitors will take over 720,000 square feet at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Get your Expo pass and meet us there!

It’s the Return of Fall, Football and September Savings

Pumpkin spice is in the air and football is back! So are some popular mail-in rebates. Now’s the time to upgrade your printer and take advantage of these big savings.

Don’t forget about our monthly webinars:

This month’s rebate highlights include: Canon is offering 0% financing on the purchase of a new ImagePROGRAF printerinstantly save up to $1,500 on a SureColor P-Series printer; HP is offering up to $4,000 event savings with the purchase of a qualified latex printer.

Canon Instant Rebates

 Zero percent (0%) financing is available on any imagePROGRAF printer purchase through Dec. 31, 2019.

Get Gridiron-ready with September Webinars

Kick off fall with our free webinar series for HP Latex and Canon PRO-Series printers. John Stevens, one of the industry’s leading latex specialists, tackles your questions about bringing HP Latex technology in-house.

Later in the month, Pete Wright, an award-winning photographer, shows you how to score a touchdown when printing with the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series. Attend one of the webinars and 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 Thursday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m. ET. Attend and you will receive LOI savings on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle, HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m. 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

Don’t miss a special 2-day Onyx Certification course ($350/person) Sept. 24 – 25 and the LexJet Experience Open House (free) on Sept. 26. SIGN UP NOW

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

Fredrix Metallic Gold Receives SGIA Product of the Year Award!

We’re excited to announce that Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas has been named a 2019 SGIA Product of the Year winner in the Media – Textile – Canvas category. This product, along with Fredrix Metallic Pearl, was introduced earlier this year, and is available exclusively in the U.S. through LexJet.

Fredrix introduced this cotton-polyester blend canvas with an elegant gold finish that creates high-quality printed canvas. It’s the first-of-its-kind printable gold canvas with a 2-over-1 weave, specially engineered to create brilliant prints with the latest solvent, eco-solvent and latex inks.

Fredrix Metallic Gold delivers a glamorous, stand-out finish for artwork and signage in high-end retail environments, and looks especially dynamic when printed with black ink. PSPs can create metallic-enhanced canvas wraps that work easily with stretcher bars (such as GOframe) and deliver a consistent, subtle texture that Fredrix Print Canvases are known for.

SGIA’s annual Product of the Year competition is one of the most coveted awards for equipment and materials manufacturers in the U.S. The awards will be featured at Printing United in October, and Fredrix Metallic Gold will be featured in booth #6810.

To learn more about how to use Fredrix Metallic Gold, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.