Easy Variable Data Printing with HP Print & Cut + SAi Flexi

Looking for a quick way to use variable data in your next print project? When the Suncoast Jeep Festival asked us to create 500 numbered decals for their event, we opted for an easy software and print-and-cut solution to get the job done.

Each Jeep that entered the event needed to be tagged with a decal, and each needed its own number, which was to be displayed on the windshield. We chose HP Latex Print & Cut Solution, which comes with SAi FlexiPRINT RIP software that makes variable data printing a breeze. For the decals, we chose to print on HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP, which has a removable and repositionable adhesive.

In the video above, we provide easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions on how to set up your design file for auto-serialization numbering, as well as marking cut-lines for kiss-cuts and perforations, to illustrate how fast and simple making these decals was.

Working in tandem with the HP Latex Print & Cut system, the Flexi RIP software creates a barcode during the printing process, and the cutter will read and recognize this barcode, and is then programmed to know the exact pattern to cut and perforate — no additional programming is needed when moving the print job to the cutter.

While we chose a simple number serialization project, the Flexi RIP software could be used to swap out photos, graphics, logos or anything else to create individual or personalized prints for labels, decals or whatever your customer can dream up!

For more information about working with variable data, give a LexJet print specialist a call at 800-453-9538.

10 Customer Print Projects that Inspired in 2019

From floor-to-ceiling murals to thought-proving graphics for a children’s art center, LexJet customers printed some awesome – and awe-inspiring – images in 2019. Here are a few examples of what our creative and innovative customers designed throughout the year:

University Brings Football History to Life with Extreme AquaVinyl When it was time for the University at Buffalo to celebrate 100 years of football history, Kris Miller turned to LexJet for help designing the 35-foot by 10-foot mural that was the centerpiece graphic. “I’m not a professional installer, so whatever I use has to be easy to work with and install,” Miller says. READ MORE

Mixing Up the Painting Process with Canvas & Coating Combining oil painting and wide-format printing, San Francisco photo retoucher Leonard Gordon has his Surrealist-style artwork printed on Sunset by Fredrix Canvas, then protected with Sunset Satin Coating. Then he added additional texture with oil paints. “That’s what’s giving the painting depth. It’s all about bringing out the color of the print itself,” he says. READ MORE

GeoJango Maps: Bringing the World (of Maps) to Everybody Debbie Dennison at GeoJango Maps is excited to share her passion for maps with the world. Using HP Everyday Instant-dry Satin Photo Paper on their HP printers, Dennison and the team did a tremendous amount of research before deciding which products to use. “We’ve done a lot of testing with different inks, printing methods, and materials, and we’ve found the right ones. The customers are thrilled with the results,” says Dennison. READ MORE

New Exhibit Takes Flight with Floor-to-Ceiling Murals Inspired by an over-sized book by James Audubon, Nel Fetherling at the Field Museum in Chicago wanted to “go big” for an exhibition showcasing Audubon’s 19th-century work. Fetherling and her team printed six 14-foot x 75-inch wall murals as well as one for the entryway using LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric. “The colors were so brilliant,” Fetherling says. “Our designer was skeptical, but after we printed it, she said the colors were almost better than the actual illustrations.” READ MORE

What They’re Saying: HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP – ‘It Really Shines’ Husband and wife team Rick and Connie Rhind Robey, of SpeedPro Imaging in Silver Spring, Md., had the opportunity to use HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP and HP Gloss Polymeric Overlaminate on storage spaces of downtown Kensington, Md., businesses. “I loved the high-quality look of the images,” Connie says. “It’s important that the final piece looks great and the artist loves it. It really shines in the high-end market place.” READ MORE

C’est Magnifique! Turning Antique French Postcards into Wall Art Photographer David Humphreys was tasked with turning old French postcards into 5-foot by 8-foot canvas murals for off-campus housing at Louisiana State University. Knowing he would need a 60-inch wide printer to accommodate the width of the images. Humphreys bought a Canon PRO-6000 and he’s pleased with the results. “The printer is incredible. It’s user-friendly and did a beautiful job,” he says. “Now I’m doing a lot of larger images for other people because of the 60-inch capability.” READ MORE

Artist Jonathon Romain Creates a Colorful World for Children Jonathon Romain and his wife purchased an old school in Peoria, Ill., to build the Romain Arts & Culture Community Center where they hosted their first summer program where kids could talk about issues that affect them and then create murals to present to the local school superintendent. “Each one of the children received a smaller framed copy of images to take home to their family and friends,” he says. READ MORE

Sunset Photo Metallic Paper Beats Aluminum for Gallery Exhibit Hollywood director Blair Hayes wanted to create a new exhibit called Light of Future Past, from his movie-site images. He originally set out to print them on brushed aluminum for a sleek, modern look, but the bright gallery lights bounced off the aluminum and muddied the colors. Turning to Chris Glassman at Casual Graphics for suggestions, they settled on Sunset Photo Metallic Paper. “They stated to me that if it weren’t for Casual Graphics, the show would not have happened due to the lighting issues,” says Glassman. “I must state that if it wasn’t for the LexJet media, I wouldn’t have been able to provide a cost-effective alternative solution to aluminum prints.” READ MORE

Bringing Children’s Books to Life with Wall Decals John Etienne of Wall Adventure, offers activity books with matching fabric wall decals that are ideal for children’s spaces. He prints the decals on LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric on his Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series PRO-4000S. “My customers love the products. The colors on the fabric are bright. The combination of printer and fabric is working well,” he says. READ MORE

Real Color Design Partners with EPSON for Marvel-ous Results Alex Costa, of Real Color Design in Torrance, Calif., works closely with Marvel, WB, DC Comics and other studios. With a customer base like that, there is no margin for error. To meet the demands of qualifying as an authorized print resource, Costa and his team work with a fleet of EPSON printers. “We’ve been with Epson since the beginning,” he says. “Currently, we use the SureColor F6200 (dye-sub), SureColor S80600 (solvent) and SureColor P10000 (aqueous)”. READ MORE

Do you have a story you’d like to share on the LexJet blog? Email us your projects and you could be featured in 2020!

If You Learn One Last Thing in 2019, Let It Be from a LexJet Webinar!

If you’ve missed any of the Canon or HP webinars this year, don’t worry, there’s still an opportunity to catch one – or both – before year’s end. Choose your session and hear from either a Canon PRO-Series or HP Latex industry pro. Learn about the latest technology and new applications, and receive extra savings on qualified purchases as a “thank you” for attending. Sign up today because space is limited.

Canon PRO-Series

  • What: Learn about the next generation Canon PRO-Series printers, software and new contoured-cut bundles.
  • Who: Pete Wright, an award-winning photographer, discusses the upgrades and benefits in the new PRO-Series printers.
  • When: Monday, Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. ET
  • Why: Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex

  • What: Join us for the free HP Latex printer technology webinar
  • Who: John Stevens, one of the industry’s leading latex specialists, will discuss the applications and benefits of HP Latex technology.
  • When: Monday, Dec. 16, at 1 p.m. ET
  • Why: Attend and you will 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

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

Don’t Miss the Final Printer Savings for 2019

We’ve reached the end of 2019, but you can still find great savings on a new printer. All instant, mail-in and trade-up rebates are set to expire on Dec. 31, so take a look at these offers and figure out which new printer will help you have a bright 2020. Don’t forget the holiday treat of additional savings when you attend a free printer webinar. Highlights include:

  • Upgrade to Latex is back! Trade in the motherboard from your old printer and $6,000 cash back when you purchase a Latex 570.
  • Canon just announced instant rebates on the newest members of the PRO-Series family, and they are also offering 0% financing on the purchase of a new ImagePROGRAF printer.
  • EPSON just announced instant rebates on the new bulk ink SureColor S60600 and SureColor S80600.

Free printer webinar series:

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us for a webinar on Dec. 9, at 11 a.m. ET to learn about the features of the next generation Canon PRO-Series printers, software, and new cutter bundles. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Dec. 16, at 1 p.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 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 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

Upgrade to Latex Rebate is back! Get $6,000 cash back on the purchase of a Latex 570 when you send in the main print controller board of an eligible printer. Purchase before Dec. 31 and submit an online claim by Jan. 31.

Don’t miss the free HP Latex webinar.

 HP Latex LOI available through Dec. 31:

*LOI and Upgrade to Latex cannot be combined

Partner the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminates with the HP Latex Print & Cut for perfect stickers.

HP DesignJet Cash-in & Trade-up valid through Dec. 31

For the Cash-in & Trade-up claim, the formatter board of an eligible printer must be returned.

Canon Instant Rebates on the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers:

Canon Cash-in Trade-up Rebates through Dec. 31

Trade in a 24-in or larger aqueous printer and receive $2,000 cash back with the purchase* of a qualifying Canon printer:

* Claims must be submitted within 30 days from the date of purchase to qualify

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

Don’t miss the free Canon PRO-Series webinar*.

*Webinar savings can be stacked with instant rebates where applicable

 EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through Nov. 30, 2019 

EPSON P-Series:

**NEW** SureColor P9570 SE, 44-inch printer

**NEW** SureColor P7570SE, 24-inch printer

Visit our EPSON P-Series selection page to see which photo printer is right for you.

EPSON S-Series:

New Bulk Ink System with 1500 mL ink system:

Print & Cut Bundle includes S-Series printer, Graphtec cutter and ONYX software:

Production Edition:

EPSON F-Series:

EPSON T-Series:

$100 instant rebates:

EPSON Education Discount

Is your printing facility in a school or university? Call your LexJet rep to learn about special pricing on a qualifying Epson printer.

Give us a call at 800-453-9538 if you have questions about these rebates and promotions or if you are interested in available financing options.

Thanks, Digital Output Readers, for Naming LexJet to the Top 50!

We’re thrilled to announce that LexJet has, once again, been named to Digital Output’s Top 50 Readers’ Choice list! This annual list determines reader interest based on the magazine’s editorial content and advertisements. Check out the February 2020 edition of Digital Output for all the details!

“Our goal at LexJet is to provide our customers with not only the products and technology they need to keep production going, but also industry know-how and strong business relationships that help them grow and evolve right along with the market,” says Justin Lehman, VP of Sales at LexJet. “We couldn’t be happier about being recognized by Digital Output’s readers, and we hope we can continue supporting them for years to come.”

In the magazine, we’ll be featuring some products that have been customer favorites throughout 2019, such as:

Sunset Hot Press Smooth Bright White 300g, a new, cost-effective option to help photographers bring their vision to the print.

HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP, practically a cult favorite for 2019! This adhesive vinyl from HP has been one of the biggest and most popular launches we’ve seen in years.

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric, this long-time favorite continues to delight customers with its detailed print reproduction and ease of use for everything from floors, windows, walls and more.

“In 2019, our company celebrated our 25th anniversary, and we’re definitely looking forward to entering another decade with our vision set on helping our customers master print technologies and bring even more opportunities to their customers,” Lehman says.

Black Friday Sale! Save 30% on LexJet & Sunset Media

There’s no need to wake up early and fight crowds for Black Friday deals from LexJet. Save 30% off MSRP on your favorite LexJet and Sunset branded media when you purchase online from Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1.

Now is the time to stock up on some of your favorites like:

Or try some of our new products like:

Products for latex, eco-solvent/solvent printers include display films and fabrics while LexJet branded aqueous media offers a variety of fine art, photo papers, and high-end canvas. If you are printing with dye-sub, choose from an assorted line of InFuze transfer papers.

Remember, LexJet will be closed on Thursday and Friday, so this promotion is only valid online – while supplies last – through Sunday, and orders will ship on the next available business day. Use coupon code FRIDAY30 at checkout to apply your 30% savings.