Kodak Media Is now HP Latex Certified

HP recently certified several Kodak Wide Format media products for use with latex inks. The products that receive this certification have been tested by a third-party to ensure print quality and compatibility with the latex inks and printer.

LexJet offers the following HP Certified Kodak products:

KODAK Backlit Film, Glossy / 8 mil / Solvent is certified for use on the Latex 300 and 500 series as well as compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and UV-curable printers. Create vibrant light box applications with this gloss polyester backlit film.

KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Glossy / 10 mil / Solvent and KODAK Premium Photo Paper, Satin / 10 mil / Solvent provide exceptional photo-quality for reproductions, posters and indoor POP. These resin-coated papers are certified for use on the Latex 300 and 500 series and can be used with solvent, eco-solvent and UV-curable printers.

Visit the HP Media Solutions Locator to download presets or check media compatibility with your HP latex printer.

If you are interested in HP certified Kodak media, contact your LexJet sales representative at 800-453-9538.

Tradeshow Trends: How to Standout in a Crowd

There was a time when walking around a tradeshow was quite monotonous, not much creativity in the messaging or use of products from designers. Everyone was using flat graphics printed on paper – laminated for protection and glare-reduction, of course – displayed on a banner stand or two.

Times, audiences and products have changed, which means that tradeshow designers had to keep up with the demands of more sophisticated crowds. According to Statista, tradeshows are still one of the top activities for business-to-business marketing, generating nearly $13 billion in revenue in 2016.

If you’ve attended a tradeshow lately, you may have noticed that companies are building fully functional worlds on their plot of land on the convention floor. The reason for such a dramatic shift in attention-grabbing designs is because more than 80 percent of attendees are directly involved with purchasing decisions, according to Statista’s report.

Access to current print technologies such as latex and dye-sub allows for booth designers to expand their storytelling ideas, given such limited space and narrow window of time to capture the imagination of the attendees and draw them into the booth.

Many LexJet customers are using a variety of products and applications for tradeshows and we’ve included some of their favorites when it comes to producing show-stopping, conversation-inducing booths:

  • ChromaLuxe dye-sub aluminum panels boast beautiful photographic images to create décor or custom table tops where visitors relax and enjoy the artistry of the booth.
  • Graphics produced with latex-compatible EnduraFabTM textiles are lightweight and easy to install. EnduraFabTM Frontlit can be used to create banners or table skirts, or use EnduraFabTM Stretch in an SEG frame as an alternative to acrylic cardholders.
  • For soft, backlit graphics, HP Durable Backlit Fabric is another lightweight solution that creates crisp photographic images using latex technology.
  • The Avery Dennison MPI 2600 Series Wall Films can add texture and life to the temporary walls that dominate the tradeshow floor with graphics printed on eco-solvent or latex printers.

If you are looking for new products to explore, call your LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 today.

Sunset Bright Velvet Rag for Perfectly Distressed Edges

For Oklahoma photographer Kimberly Smith, 2017 was quite the year; not only did she take home a Sunset Print Award for her entry “The Beauty of Innocence” in the Southwest PPA regionals, but in February, she was presented with the 1st Place prize for the 2017 National Sunset Print Award at Imaging USA.

To create her signature style in these winning images, Smith uses LexJet Sunset Bright Velvet Rag 315g with distressed edges that create a fine art finish to her work.

In quite the follow-up to 2017, Smith won another Sunset Print Award in the 2018 Southwest PPA District, and she stepped to the head of the class for the first time to teach a group of students about the art of black-and-white photography … as well as her favorite deckled-edge finishing technique.

While preparing her curriculum, Smith wanted to include the distressed technique for her students. “I want to print out a few different images for them to practice tearing the edges,” she said. Of Sunset Bright Velvet Rag, she says “the thickness (of the paper) means the tears on the edges are perfect for a soft, multi-layered look.”

Sunset Bright Velvet Rag is a 20-mil thick (315g) 100% rag paper with a velvet surface. The bright white finish is the perfect complement to Smith’s preference for high-key black-and-white printing. “The cottony feel and thickness is what caught my attention and it prints beautifully,” she says.

With all the print competitions she does, it’s important that her prints stand up to being held, shipped and displayed all over the country. “Several of my images have been handled a lot, packed in print cases and shipped several times,” she says. “They come back looking the same.”

Bright Velvet Rag will continue to be part of Smith’s award-winning formula for a while. “It’s a beautiful product that I will continue using myself and highly recommend for others.”

If you are looking to give your photographs a fine-art finish, call your sales representative at 800-453-9538 to discuss LexJet Sunset Bright Velvet Rag 315g or visit us at lexjet.com.

Get a Free 1-Year Subscription of SAi FlexiPrint HP Edition RIP

At the beginning of July, HP announced a free 12-month subscription of the SAi FlexiPrint HP Edition RIP with the purchase of a Latex 365 64-in printer.

Some highlights of the FlexiPrint HP Edition include:

  • All-in-one Print-and-cut Workflow – Design multiple contour-cut lines and create accurate print-and-cut jobs in a few easy steps
  • HP Integrated Media Library Tool – Access to HP’s online Media library, which auto-syncs with Flexi to ensure the printer is current with media and print modes
  • HP WallArt Integration – Ability to produce high-margin wall décor and murals with the HP WallArt Solution and FlexiPRINT

Recently, SAi announced the end of Flexi RIP versions 10.5 and older. This change affected all users operating 10.x and older and all upgrades and support have ended for these legacy versions. If you are using the old software with an older model printer and have been considering an upgrade, now is the perfect opportunity.

At the end of your free one-year subscription, you can continue to use FlexiPrint HP Edition for $49.95 per month or choose to receive the HP Basic Edition for free. Other subscription plans are also available. If you have questions about this promotion, please contact your LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Save the Date: July Webinars Are Here

Beat the summer heat by joining us for these free webinars, conducted by industry specialists. You will learn about the latest Canon PRO-Series and HP Latex printers on the market and help you determine which one is right for you. We know your time is valuable, so as a “thank you,” you will receive additional savings on a qualified printer purchase. Sign up today, space is limited.

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m. ET to discover the latest advancements in Canon printers. 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 Friday, July 20, at 2 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; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

If you’ve got questions, we can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

July Is Here! Time for Cookouts, Fireworks and Printer Rebates

It’s time to kick off the second half of the year with some sunny fun and frivolity, but don’t miss these rebates if you are considering upgrading your printer before the holiday rush kicks into high gear. Check out the latest instant and mail-in rebates from Canon, HP, and EPSON. Save up to $6,000 with eligible trade-in rebates, and when you attend one of our webinars, you will receive other opportunities to save.

Canon PRO-Series 2000

Canon Instant Rebates

Instant rebates available on Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-series:

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us July 19, at 11 AM ET to learn all the tips and tricks for the current line-up of Canon printers. 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 July 20, at 2 PM 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 315

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates

  • 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 Print & Cut 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: $2,000 plus a 12-month subscription of SAi FlexiPRINT HP Edition RIP Software

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 July 31, 2018 and cannot be combined with an LOI.

Eligibility for all Upgrade to Latex rebates require submission of motherboard or formatter board and a photo of serial number/back panel of your current printer.

HP DesignJet Cash-in & Trade-up

When you upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product, you can get up to $3,000 cash back when you purchase or lease one of these qualifying DesignJet series printers:

*Quantities limited, while supplies last

Eligibility for all Cash-in & Trade-up rebates requires submission of serial number and motherboard or formatter board of current printer. To qualify, all purchases must be made by July 31, 2018 and claims must be submitted by August 31, 2018 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

HP Mail-in Rebates on the NEW DesignJet Z9+ and Z6 printers

Purchase a new HP DesignJet Z9+ or DesignJet Z6 and receive up to $600 cash back. To qualify, all purchases must be made by August 31, 2018 and claims must be submitted by September 28, 2018 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

HP T-Series and DesignJet Instant Rebates

*Quantities limited, while supplies last

EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through July 31, 2018 

Epson SureColor S80600

EPSON S-Series:

EPSON F-Series:

EPSON P-Series:

EPSON T-Series:

EPSON Education Discount

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

If you need additional information on financing or have questions on which printer is right for you, contact your LexJet sales representative at 800-453-9538.