A ChromaLuxe EXT Print Project That’s Really for the Birds

Felts Audubon Preserve is a hidden gem, tucked away among sprawling neighborhoods in rural Palmetto, Fla. Whether you’re a novice birder or an avid twitcher, Felts is the perfect place to visit when you want to unplug and see some of the spectacular species of birds and butterflies Mother Nature has to offer.

The Preserve land once belonged to Otis and Anita Felts, who owned and operated a family-run dairy farm. When Otis died in 2002, the family wanted the land to remain natural and free from future development, so the Felts family donated the 27-acre parcel to the Manatee County Audubon Society.

The property is beautiful and serene today, but back in 2002, it was in rough shape, and any improvements were always completed by volunteers. There are still no paid staff members at Felts, and original member Don Bansen remembers the first major project: volunteers cleared more than 300 tires out of the lake. “Everybody was covered in mud, it was a mess,” he says.

While tires in the lake no longer pose a problem, one issue occasionally plagues groundskeeper Fred Allen: vandalism. In the past, volunteers witnessed graffiti and spray paint on signs or broken display cases. Membership Director Lucette Wombacher believes mischief increases a little when school lets out for the summer.

“Everything is made possible by volunteers. They help keep the grounds looking good and Fred is instrumental in keeping the trails neat, so birders can walk through,” says Wombacher. “It’s important to have something that resists damage so we can stay focused on clearing invasive plants and trails rather than cleaning vandalized signs,” she says.

To make it easier for the volunteers at Felts, Heather Reece from LexJet suggested ChromaLuxe EXT metal photo panels with graffiti and fade-resistant properties that stand up to outdoor elements. The panels offer a glossy white finish, which makes them perfect for art and photo reproductions. The 0.045-inch metal panels have been tested to last three years or more outdoors without fading.

Getting the Most from Your Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-4000

Did you know that when you purchase a new Canon PRO-Series printer, you get a full 330 mL ink set? While some brands include a small starter set of inks at time of purchase, Canon includes full-sized cartridges. This means you can print and sell more graphics before purchasing more ink, increasing your return on investment.

LexJet is now giving you another way to increase the profitability of your printer. For the remainder of June, when you purchase a Canon PRO-4000, choose a roll of TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper 240g or Premium Archival Matte (up to 42-inch). TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper is an instant-dry photo-realistic paper for high-volume print reproductions like posters, displays, and portraits. Premium Archival Matte offers a smooth, matte finish that is perfect for high-quality fine art prints.

With a new printer, full set of inks, and a full roll of media, the Canon PRO-4000 will be a profitable addition to your business. If you would like more information on how to improve your printer ROI, contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 today.

ONYX 18 Wide-format RIP Software Available from LexJet

Last month at FESPA, Onyx Graphics, Inc. announced the launch of ONYX 18, the newest version of the company’s wide-format software. The new version, available Monday, June 18, introduces new technology for color accuracy and consistency and is the first solution compatible with iccMAX, the new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide-format applications, including textile and soft signage.

ONYX 18 software will be available for the entire suite of ONYX solutions, including Thrive, ProductionHouse, PosterShop and RIPCenter.

Some of the highlights of ONYX 18 software include:

  • ONYX Color – is an industry-leading color engine. There are core enhancements for improved black ink combinations for increased shadow detail, texture and definition, with special application benefits for textile and soft signage
  • ColorCheck – a new approach to process control that enables Print Service Providers to guarantee color accuracy and output consistency across devices
  • iccMAX – is a new standard recommended by the ICC for all wide-format applications, including soft signage and textile
  • PosterColor 2.0 – first introduced to the industry by Onyx Graphics, it uses next-generation smart rendering intent to boost solid color saturation for added “pop” across all images
  • AccuBoost – is new for ONYX 18. It is an iterative profiling technique for pinpoint accuracy of ICC profiles

For more information, check out this brochure or contact your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538.

Let’s Take It Outside with Avery Dennison Films and Laminates

Ever-evolving printer technology allows print service providers to find ways to capture the attention of customers who want to take their advertising outside with exterior, transit or décor graphics. Now, PSPs have even more options for long-term outdoor signage; vehicle, transit and marine graphics; and floor, wall and window advertising, thanks to the addition of Avery Dennison films and laminates to the LexJet portfolio.

“When you need additional longevity or the ability to do vehicle wraps, the Avery Dennison family is the place to find solutions,” says LexJet Sales Rep Dave Grotkiewicz.

Below, we’ve highlighted some of the products to help you create long-term exterior solutions for your customers:

  • Avery Dennison MPI 2105 is an easy-to-use product for producing graphics for anything from fleet vehicles to outdoor signage and trade shows. It features the Easy Apply feature, which helps reduce mistakes during application.
  • Avery Dennison MPI 2050 is a translucent, calendered option that works well for illuminated signs or other backlit applications and offers great image quality.

Both MPI 2105 and MPI 2050 can be used with the Avery Dennison DOL 2000 series of laminates. These 3.1 mil calendered vinyl laminates are available in Gloss (DOL 2060), Luster (DOL 2070) or Matte (DOL 2080) to ensure you get the right finish for your graphics.

One of the best sellers in the Avery Dennison repertoire is the MPI 1105 super cast vinyl. It is designed to be paired with DOL 1060Z High Gloss, DOL 1080Z Matte, DOL 1380Z Matte or DOL 1460Z Gloss for optimal durability and protection. This family of products can be used in wide-ranging applications from fleet and transit to marine and watercraft.

Outside of transportation, the 1105 family can be used in POP/tradeshow applications as well as general outdoor signage. The conformability of this product allows you to tackle rivets, compound or simple curves, and corrugation.  This is one of the most versatile products currently available from LexJet.

When you are ready to unleash your exterior creativity, LexJet has something to help you shine. And don’t forget, fan favorites like LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV or LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl are still readily available.

June Webinars: Summer School is in Session

Summer’s here and school is out but learning never stops. Sign up for one of these printer webinars, conducted by industry specialists, to hear about some of the hottest printer technologies available from Canon and HP. These interactive sessions will help you find the perfect printer to meet your needs. As a “thank you” for attending, you will receive additional savings with the purchase of a qualified printer.

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Tuesday, June 19 at 11 AM 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 Wednesday, June 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; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

If you’ve got questions, our LexJet printer specialists can help. Give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Cool Off with These Hot Deals

June brings plenty of fun in the sun, but don’t kick back in your beach chair just yet! Check out the latest instant and mail-in rebates from EPSON, HP, and Canon. You can 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.

EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through June 30, 2018 

EPSON S-Series:

EPSON P-Series:

EPSON F-Series:

EPSON T-Series:

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.

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

*HP Latex Instant rebates valid through June 30, 2018

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on June 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 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 June 30, 2018.

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:

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 June 30, 2018 and claims must be submitted by July 31, 2018, to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

HP T-Series and DesignJet Instant Rebates

*Quantities limited, while supplies last

Canon Mail-in Rebates

Purchase a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-series printer by  June 30, 2018 and receive up to $1,200 cash back.

Canon Instant Rebates*

*Can be combined with Mail-in Rebate

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us June 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

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.