New Printers and New Savings are Here for July

If you are ready to add new equipment to your workflow, check out these hot summer deals from Epson, HP, and Canon.

Highlights for this month’s savings include:

  • EPSON instant savings up to $4,000 on qualified F-Series printer purchase.
  • Time’s running out on HP Loyalty Rebates. Save up to $7,000 on a qualified purchase when upgrading from legacy L2 series printers; or get up to $750 back on the purchase of a qualified aqueous printer with “Cash in and Trade Up” rebates.
  • Instantly save up to $500 on a qualified Canon PRO-Series printer or get up to $1,000 back with mail-in rebates.

Don’t miss Let’s Go, the weekly educational series presented by print industry professionals and your favorite LexJet specialists. See replays of your favorite topics HERE.

EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through July 31, 2020 

EPSON P-Series:

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:

The Front Porch Sessions – Photographers Get Creative in the Wake of COVID-19

Photographers by nature, are “people” people, and when sheltering in place and social distancing guidelines went into effect in March, they were among the many who were temporarily out of business. It was no different for Elise Wicklund, and her husband Tracy, of Wicklund Photography in Parrish, Fla. “It virtually stopped our business,” Wicklund says. “In an instant, we had to clear our calendars.”

With so many cancellations – and they were cancellations and not reschedules – the Wicklunds had to get creative and come up with something different to capture this historic moment of the worldwide pandemic. “We considered education, but we know we aren’t teachers,” she says. “We are photographers, so our reaction was to come up with different types of sessions.”

That’s when Wicklund got the idea for the “Front Porch Sessions”. She reached out to neighbors and clients to see if they were interested in doing family portraits on their porches. The popularity of the sessions exploded, and they booked all the sessions they had available. “We decided to let families document this part of their lives, just like they would any other – birthday parties, graduations, pandemics – if we don’t take photographs of these times, we won’t have anything but memories, and memories fade with time,” Wicklund says. “That’s why we photograph, so we figured this is just another memory to photograph.”

The sessions proved to be a great outlet for many of the families and some of them proved it with their sessions. While some families took a serious approach, Wicklund says others had fun with it. “Everyone had been cooped up inside their homes,” she says. “The sessions were whatever the families needed – some took them very seriously; others had a ton of fun.  We didn’t care or direct that part.  We were there to document and serve our families.”

While they enjoyed chronicling the pandemic through these sessions, the Wicklunds did not charge their clients for these sittings. “We still weren’t officially allowed to operate, so in lieu of session fees, we took donations for the food bank,” she says. “Our brand is all about servicing our clients and we believe if we have a servant’s heart, our brand will succeed.” Photographers who are doing charitable work, like Elise and Tracy, may consider printing on LexJet 8 Mil Production Satin Photo Paper, an economic solution that offers a wide color gamut and gives photos a natural look with minimal glare.

As the state of Florida has slowly begun reopening, Wicklund says they are starting to see more interest in regular sessions. They’ve also reached out to past clients, especially wedding clients, about design services for albums or videos that were not purchased at the time of the event. “We’ve reached out to see if people want to pre-book their sessions once isolation orders are lifted,” she says.

Looking at the future, Wicklund says she’s not opposed to scheduling more porch sessions, even after things return to normal, but it comes down to helping their clients get the most out of the sessions. “If this hits again, we will probably offer them again,” she says. “There’s no real reason to only offer those sessions, but it might be fun to see how things have changed in a year.”

As with most “people” people, photographers will certainly be happy to get back to weddings, graduation, and newborn sessions, but in the meantime, they are looking to get creative like Elise and Tracy Wicklund. However, as we approach the second half of the year, Wicklund is cautious about what’s on the horizon. “Based on how 2020 has gone so far, there’s no telling what we will be photographing this time next year!”

Three Ways to Save on Epson Media

Triple the savings now through June 30 when you purchase Epson media:

  • Buy Now, Save Tomorrow – Buy any Epson media for solvent or aqueous printers in June and receive a 20% coupon towards your next Epson media purchase from LexJet.com during the month of July.
  • Triple the Edge – Receive 3X Rewards for all online Epson media purchases through June 30. The more you print now, the more you’ll save later.
  • Cash Back Rebate* – Purchase any combination of three qualifying Legacy or Signature Worthy media before June 30th, complete this mail-in rebate form, and Epson will send you a check for the full price of the least expensive product purchased. There is a maximum of nine (9) claims per customer/address on this offer.

This combination of savings is only available through June 30 at LexJet.

As businesses reopen, posters are prominently displayed to show employees and patrons where to stand, sit, or wait in line to observe recommended social distancing guidelines.

Choose from a wide variety of Epson media including poster board and poster paper, photographic paper, films, and much more to help create this signage.

For more information, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com. To sign up for our free Edge Rewards program, click HERE.

*For complete offer terms, please see the Epson mail-in rebate.

Get Your Latex Questions Answered

Join our live presentation with HP Latex Czar & Solutions Architect Timothy Mitchell on June 17th at 2 p.m. ET. Timothy will share his best tips, tricks, and demonstrate the advantages of the HP total printing solution.

At the end of the presentation, there will be a Q&A session and you’ll receive a Letter of Intent (LOI) for $1,800 savings toward the HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Solution or $2,800 savings toward the HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Solution. In addition, there are rebate options available on the HP Latex 365 and HP Latex 560.

Click HERE to register.

L2 Series “End of Life” August 2020

If you are working with one of the upcoming end of life L2 series printers (L260, L280, L26500, and L28500). HP announced they will no longer support these printers, which will impact the availability of parts and consumables. With a loyalty rebate of up to $5,000, now is the perfect time to see how the technology has changed and how those advancements can help you save on production costs and ensure limited downtime.

Selecting the Right Options

If you’re wondering which HP Latex printer would be the perfect fit, you’re in the right place. You’ll find the same HP Latex image quality and application versatility across the portfolio, but underneath it all, there’s one built just for what you need.

HP Latex Printer Options
Click the image for a quick comparison.

Whether you are working with legacy latex printers or you’re just starting to explore latex technology, this is a great opportunity to see the possibilities and get your questions answered.

About Timothy Mitchell

Timothy has been in the digital printing industry since 1992 and has been with HP since 2011. Starting from the bottom rungs, running a Gerber GSX plotter, to becoming the Latex Czar at HP. He has put the HP LV Latex into the dominant position within the industry over the past 8 years and has a high degree of credibility within the industry. Timothy speaks plainly and truthfully, believes in his products, and stands by his customers.

Let’s Go: Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series Contour Cut Workflow 

Continue our Let’s Go Learning series this Friday, June 12 at 11:00 a.m. ET, when Canon’s Pete Wright – a professional photographer and technical specialist – discusses the software and workflow to create contour cut images with your Canon PRO-Series printer and learn ways to add new opportunities to your current product offering to increase revenue.

Watch as Pete takes you through this hour-long webinar that includes training on the software and the process for setting up the printer to prepare the graphics for contour cuts with the compatible Graphtec cutter. For this particular session, it’s important to note the cutter will not be demonstrated during this session, but you will learn about the software, and Pete will be answering your questions at the end of the presentation.

If you are considering buying your first Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printer or adding another one, you will receive a 5% promotional discount on a qualifying purchase as a “Thank You” for attending the webinar.

Click HERE to register, but hurry, space is limited in this live and interactive session.

Catch up on LexJet’s Educational Series with “Let’s Go Replay”

If you missed the original broadcast of a Let’s Go session or you just want to watch your favorite again, you can find them in this replay library.

Here’s a rundown of past events:

  • LexJet Webcast: Several of our sales specialists reconvened to talk about how PSPs can get ready to re-open as well as ways they can help their customers understand what graphics are needed during this time of social distancing. In Navigating the Print Industry as Businesses Re-open, they also discuss different products for floor graphics, elevator graphics, and small business solutions.
  • Canon: Life Hacks for the Printmaker: Pete Wright discussed the best ways to create beautiful images with your Canon printer.
  • Onyx: ONYX unveiled new TruFit software: ONYX technical instructor Alicia Wallace demonstrated the recently released ONYX TruFit software.
  • Vinyl Applications Demos: Steve Lowe from LexJet and Keith Bernard from Now That’s a Wrap demonstrated a variety of real-world applications for HP Adhesive Vinyl.
  • Window Textile: Johan Bonner from Squid Textiles discussed many of the glass décor applications for the high-end self-adhesive textile.
  • Social Media Marketing: Shellie Terry & Adam Wentworth from S-One’s marketing team discussed the best social media marketing practices during and after a high visibility event like COVID-19.
  • Dye-Sub Applications: Epson’s Tim Check talked about the Epson F-Series Printers and some of the most popular dye-sub applications.
  • Latex Print & Cut Demo: Catch a replay of Timothy Mitchell – HP’s Solutions Architect – discussing the benefits of latex printing in this HP Latex Print & Cut Academy.

Stay tuned, as we continue to create more sessions, including choosing the right equipment, specialty applications and demos, and more appearances from LexJet specialists.

For a full list of COVID-19 industry information, visit our resources page.

If you have additional questions, you can reach out to a member of our team at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.