Sunset Image Awards Winners Unveiled

As the summer was winding down, LexJet held the Sunset Image Awards, an online photo contest to help all levels of photographers learn from Cheri and Dennis Hammon, and Pete Wright. Dennis is a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate juror and Cheri is a qualified juror for state competitions. Pete Wright is a professional photographer, a PPA juror, and a Canon Technical Specialist.

After each image was shown, the judges analyzed it and then offered their critiques and insights for the top images. While judging is subjective, the ratings are based on PPA’s 12 Elements of Merit.

Over 50 images were chosen to go to the final judging, where each image was scored. When a judge felt it was necessary, he or she challenged the scores and they discussed, in detail, why they scored the way they did.

After the discussion, jury chairperson Dennis Hammon would ask all the judges to score again. If you’ve never entered a photo competition, this was a great opportunity to see and hear how the judging happens.

In the video above, you can watch the judges’ announcement of the top image in each category:

  • Fine Art/Composite: “Hope” by Toni Harryman
  • Portrait: “Let Me Dream” by Mari Latozas
  • Wedding: “Wish” by Ricky Pan
  • Wildlife/Landscape: “Great Blue Heron in the Mist” by Becky Kempf


To watch the judges discuss and score the images, click on the video below. Stay tuned to the LexJet blog and Sunset and LexJet social media for updates on future Sunset Image Award competitions.

For more information on Sunset media or to learn more about bringing photography printing in-house, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit

Tune in to Learn with Pete Wright and Canon This Month

On Thursday, Sept. 23, join Pete Wright – a Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer – as he provides an overview of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series at 11 a.m. ET. Everyone who attends is eligible to receive 5% – up to $631 – off MSRP for a new PRO-Series Canon. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100, or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, stick around as Pete answers your questions during the live Q&A.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

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

*Webinar promotion can only be combined with monthly instant rebates. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.

Cube Mate Keeps Students Safe at School

For many kids, remote learning may still be the norm, but in-person school is back in session around the country. It seems that readin’, ‘ritin’, and ‘rithmetic have been replaced by safety, sanitizer, and sneezes. That’s where the ARC Cube Mate comes in.

Help your child create a safe, personal learning space with the lightweight and portable ARC Cube Mate. This personal safety system is completely customizable, which means your future veterinarian can decorate hers with her favorite animals or your future NFL first-round pick can choose his favorite team colors.

Choose from two sizes:

· Cube Mate 23-in W x 23.5-in H x 16-in D
· Cube Mate Jr. 23-in W x 20-in H x 16-in D

Both sizes are under a pound, so, while the protection is heavy, the Cube Mate is not.

Don’t forget, Cube Mate is GSA qualified and volume discounts are available, so it’s cost-effective and easy for anyone to make the classroom, lunchroom, or playroom safe.

To learn more about ARC Cube Mate, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or click here to start designing today.

New Fall Savings Opportunities with These September Rebates

We’re kicking off September with some great opportunities to save. Check out these instant and mail-in savings available for HP, Canon, and Epson printers.


Attend an HP event and receive $500 savings towards the purchase of an HP Cutter when you purchase an HP Latex 700 or 800 Series.

Cash in and Trade up to get up to $1,000 back on the purchase of a DesignJet printer through Sept. 30.

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


Save up to $575 instantly on a qualified imagePROGRAF TM-series or PRO-series printer.

Visit your Canon rebates resource page HERE.


From signage to shirts, Epson has a versatile line-up to fit your project. Instantly save up to $5,000 when you purchase a new Epson printer. Choose from dye-sub, photo, solvent, and even the new resin technology.

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

September HP Latex Print & Cut Academy with Timothy Mitchell

Don’t miss this month’s opportunity to learn about the exciting opportunities with HP Latex technology, as Timothy Mitchell presents the HP Latex Print & Cut Academy. If you are looking to expand into latex for the first time or you’ve been a long-time user with older generations, join us Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. ET.

Timothy will show and discuss some of the new latex printers to hit the market and he will also show you how to deliver high-quality applications same-day, in widths up to 64 inches, all while keeping costs low. HP production printers and water-based HP Latex Inks ensure rich blacks and glossy results—and all prints emerge dry, odor-free, and ready to use.

See why print service providers are raving about the new HP Latex technology that produces the whitest white in the industry*. Provide your clients with quick turnarounds, while also offering a broad range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

From floor graphics and vehicle graphics to social barriers and outdoor displays, HP Latex solutions provide an extensive range of applications to diversify your portfolio and push your productivity to a whole new level.

When you attend, you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle.

New savings opportunity!

Attend the webinar and save $500 when you purchase an HP Latex 700 or 800 Series and an HP 54” or 64” Latex Plus Cutter.

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

*Produce the highest value jobs with the HP Latex 800 W Printer and white ink. Whitest white based on ISO/DIS 23498 compared to competitive alternatives using solvent and UV technologies under $50,000 USD as of May 2020.

LexJet Reviews: A Closer Look at the New Mactac Products

LexJet recently announced the addition of Mactac products to its extensive catalogue, and in this edition of LexJet Reviews, C.J. Forker takes a closer look at these products to help you find the right solution for your next wall, window, or floor project:

IMAGin wallNOODLEThis matte white semi-rigid vinyl is designed with an ultra-removable adhesive for temporary indoor wall posters, signage, and POP graphics. It’s easily removable: just peel it off when the time comes.

IMAGin ROODLE – This matte white semi-rigid vinyl features a removable adhesive. It is ideal for indoor wall graphics, which makes it an easy alternative to painting. It’s easy to remove and replace when it comes time to mix up your interior décor.

REBEL High TackThis high-tack vinyl is ideal for those hard-to-stick surfaces, like zero or low-VOC paints, Gatorfoam, powder-coated surfaces. REBEL can last up to seven years for interior applications, and five years for the exterior.

IMAGin Bfree – These window solutions are made for décor and privacy applications and are specially formulated to be used with dry application with no air bubbles or wrinkling. They also are great for logos, printed images, and signage.

To learn more about the Mactac products or to catch up on all the videos, visit our LexJet Reviews library, give us a call at 800-453-9538, or visit