Canon Announces New Mail-in Rebates on PRO-Series Printers

Starting today and through March 20, 2020, you can get up to $1,000 cash back on the purchase of a qualifying Canon PRO-Series printer:

  • $1,000 mail-in rebate on the 60-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6100, great for fine art reproduction and large posters.
  • $800 mail-in rebate on the 44-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4100, the most popular printer in the Canon family is perfect for photography and fine art.
  • $300 mail-in rebate on the 24-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100, which has the smallest footprint of the three printers but offers the same wide color gamut for photos, fine art, and posters as its larger siblings.

If you are looking for more information or are ready to purchase, contact a printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

For Flexibility, Privacy & Design, Squid Delivers for this Texas Printer

Phillip Cole, sales manager at Thomas Graphics Inc. in Austin, Tex., is always looking for unique products to offer his clients. Once he heard about Squid Textiles, a new self-adhesive window fabric that offers privacy, reduced heat and glare from the sun, and the opportunity to create customized graphics, Cole knew it would be a great addition to his product line.

In October, while attending Printing United, Cole stopped by the S-One booth because the Squid demonstration caught his eye. “LexJet had some on display and the print really leaped out at me,” he says. “It looked so unique, which is the type of product I like to lead with to differentiate my company from my competitors.”

Moon image printed on Squid Chalk

With such a unique product, Cole understands that a variety of applications is important. “I went to the website to show some examples of what can be done. One striking image was of the moon. It’s a die-cut circle that looks dimensional, but it’s not,” he says. “Then I showed the client an image of a tree on an office window. I knew it would get the client’s attention, and it did.”

Working closely with his client, they came up with three different graphics to use on two different Squid colors. For a layered tri-colored graphic that is meant to provide some privacy for a conference room, they chose Bone. “You can see parts of the chairs below the graphic, (pictured at top) but you can’t see the table. The amount of privacy is perfect,” Cole says.

The client wanted something simple for two of the half walls that still allows some visibility but doesn’t feel enclosed. Using an EFI printer, they chose to use Rock and use white ink to create the images of the Texas capitol building for one hallway and their logo for another. “In the pictures, you can still see people in the background, but you can also tell how much privacy the product provides,” Cole says.

Texas capitol printed with white ink on Squid Rock

Privacy wasn’t the only feature that caught Cole’s attention. “I like the unique ability to print on it because that’s what we do, and it opens up lots of ideas on how it can be used,” he says. “There’s more than just privacy to this product, the design component is important.”

After the installation was complete, the client mentioned to Cole how well the Rock blended with the flooring. “It’s nice to have the flexibility of various colors to blend with the environment of the application,” he says. “It’s nice to have a solid color as a base for consistency. A different printer or technology might hit a different color.”

This project was Cole’s first experience with Squid, and the install went relatively smoothly. “It’s easy to install, but we did have a little issue with small, intricate cuts because it is a fabric,” he says. “We found a way to make it work and the client was happy with the results.”

Squid Textiles originated in Europe and was introduced to the U.S. market at Printing United last year, exclusively through LexJet. Getting in on the ground floor is exciting to Cole and his team and he knows the addition of Squid will lead to new business as well as additional business from current clients. “I take a lot of pride in the fact that this is one of the first Squid installs in the country,” he says. “This product helped us get our foot in the door for other work.”

If you are looking to branch out into new markets and are interested in learning more about Squid, call a LexJet sales specialist today at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Visit Our Redesigned Sunset Print Awards Website

The next time you log on to the Sunset Print Awards website, you’ll notice some changes. The sleek new appearance makes it easier for photographers to learn about the prestigious Sunset Print Awards as well as local print competitions offering the award.

Other updates include:

  • Easier navigation
  • Better views of past winners
  • Easy access to the blog for all the latest Sunset news
  • Interviews with winners
  • Recommended Sunset branded media

What hasn’t changed are the benefits to district and local winners or the top three prizes awarded at the International Photographic Competition. Each winner receives a customized crystal trophy, a lapel pin, and a free pack or roll of Sunset Media, while the three IPC finalists receive engraved trophies and cash prizes.

If you are involved in a local PPA group, camera club or other photography organization that has a minimum of 150 printed entries and would like to include the Sunset Print Award in your competition, have your chairperson register today.

This year, we will be presenting awards to the 2019 IPC winners at Imaging USA in Nashville. If you are attending later this month, be sure to stop by the IPC Display and pick up some information about the 2020 Sunset Print Awards.

Trade in the Old and Bring in the New with These Printer Deals

Welcome to 2020! With tradeshows, sporting events and other print-heavy activities right around the corner, don’t miss an opportunity to save when you purchase a new printer. Receive additional savings by attending a free HP or Canon printer webinar. New Year highlights include:

  • Canon is offering instant rebates on the PRO-Series and qualified CAD printers.
  • Trade in the motherboard from your old printer and receive $6,000 cash back when you purchase a Latex 570 or get up to $1,500 back on the purchase of a qualified aqueous printer with “Cash In and Trade Up” rebates.
  • EPSON instant rebates for P-Series, S-Series, T-Series, and F-Series, with additional mail-in rebates on some P-Series printers.

Free printer webinar series:

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us for a webinar on Jan. 14, 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 Jan. 17, 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

Canon Instant Rebates on the new imagePROGRAF PRO Series printers:

Canon Instant Rebates on TM Series through Jan. 31:

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

*Webinar savings can be stacked with instant rebates where applicable

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through Jan. 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

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 Feb. 29 and submit an online claim by Mar. 31.

Don’t miss the free HP Latex webinar.

HP Latex LOI available through Jan. 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 Jan. 31

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

EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through Jan. 31, 2020 

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:

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 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.

Kick Off 2020 with the First Printer Webinars of the Year

Now that the holidays are over, take some time for yourself by attending a free printer webinar. If a new printer is in your 2020 business plan, then don’t miss your opportunity to learn about some of the most popular aqueous and latex printers available today. You can register for sessions from Canon PRO-Series or HP Latex industry pros. Learn about the latest technology, new applications, and receive extra savings on qualified purchases as a “thank you” for attending. Don’t wait to register, space is limited.

Canon

  • 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 benefits of the recently updated PRO-Series printers.
  • When? Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 11 a.m. ET
  • Why? Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP

  • 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? Friday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.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.

2019 International Photographic Competition Winners Recognized

Congratulations to the 2019 International Photographic Competition winners. Earlier this summer, the top images were selected from the PPA District Sunset Print Award recipients:

1st Place – Brian Castle “Sins Broken Chains

2nd Place – Kimberly Smith “Owl Always Kneed You

3rd Place – Brooke Kasper “Solitary Journey

Each year, the judges award the top three prints that best embody the 12 Elements of Merit. This year’s district winners included everything from a rocky rush of water in Kari Douma’s “Just Around the River Bend” to a burgeoning chemist in Vanessa Longuski’s “Science.” As always, the talent at the district level makes it difficult for the judges selecting the National IPC winners.

Castle, who took third place in last year’s event, was once again inspired by a dream. “I dropped to my knees and prayed, this light came from above and Archangel Michael came and loaned me his wings to rip the chains apart so we could ascend to Heaven,” he says. What he didn’t expect was to be so personally affected by the photo shoot. “What did people go through back in Biblical days when they were chained like this? I teared up, it was emotional, I couldn’t hold it back,” he says.

Smith, who consistently finishes with district and national wins, had a most unusual image serve as the inspiration for her 2019 entry. “I had to have a knee MRI and they sent me home with the disk,” she says. “As I’m going through them, I noticed one of them looked like an owl.” She combined an image of a tree from a previous photography session and the base image from the MRI into an artistic image of an owl and her owlet. She won the PPA Southwest District award, subsequently leading to her second-place national finish.

Kasper says her award-winning image is extremely personal. While she may be on her own “Solitary Journey,” she has a strong faith in God, so she knows she is never truly alone. “We all have our own personal stories, and this one represents how I’m charting my course,” she says. “We may feel abandoned and alone at times, but we are surrounded by so many wonderful memories of people and things that have given us strength, even in solitude.”

Along with an engraved crystal trophy, the winners also receive cash prizes: $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third place. The awards for the winning photographers will be presented at Imaging USA – Nashville in January.

We want to thank all the participants in the 2019 Sunset Print Awards. You can see these and other winners on our newly redesigned Sunset Print Awards site. If you are interested in the 2020 Sunset Print Awards, have your chairperson fill out the application. The Sunset Print Award is offered to those competitions judging a minimum of 150 printed entries.