Explore the Future of Innovative Printable Textiles

With trade shows back in full swing, people are more excited than ever to gather and see the latest products and services offered up close and personal. The experience of seeing solutions in action may convince many consumers to make purchasing decisions during the shows, so attracting buyers is crucial, and the way to stand out in the large crowd of competitors is with a dynamic booth display.

To succeed at live events, displays must showcase the very best of what an organization or business has to offer, starting with the aesthetics of the space. These live events can generate substantial returns on investment, potentially leading to a significant number of high-quality leads. Thus, being fully prepared to captivate the crowd becomes indispensable.

Our booth at the recent Printing United Expo was our best one yet, dazzling visitors and immersing them in a world of innovation, color, and sensory delight as we showcased stunning displays created with cutting-edge materials from the UFabrik line of digitally printed textiles. With UFabrik, graphics are dynamic, colorful, and high impact, stealing the show every time.

The Future of Digital Printing

While printable textiles have been around for a while, recent innovations have turned this market into a highly competitive arena. UFabrik textiles have set a new industry standard, elevating the bar for excellence. LexJet, as the exclusive North America dealer, offers a specially curated selection that meets a comprehensive array of applications, covering 95% of applications used in exhibition, event, and retail markets. With materials available in 2.6m (102 inches) and 3.2m (126 inches) sizes, UFabrik empowers you to dream big and bring those large-scale projects to life without compromise.

UFabrik stands as a testament to adaptability and high-performance innovation. These fabrics work flawlessly with a broad array of super-wide-format UV, Latex, and dye sublimation technologies, ensuring smooth operation with systems from global frontrunners like EFI.


Environmental Consideration

The commitment to exceptional quality at UFabrik also extends to their dedication to environmental stewardship. Several eco-friendly fabric materials ingeniously repurpose single-use plastic waste into vibrant, robust display graphics. Complementing this are polyester-based fabrics, offering the potential for recycling or energy conversion.

Now is the time to stock up on media essential to your customers in the event signage industry.

To delve deeper into the UFabrik portfolio and its potential for your projects, connect with a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or explore your options at lexjet.com.

Experience EFI’s Global Customer Experience Center for Yourself- Part 4

We recently shared Parts 1-3 of our four-part series of our exclusive tour at EFI’s Global Customer Experience Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire. During our visit, we had an up-close and personal encounter with EFI’s cutting-edge wide- and superwide-format print technology. If you missed them, take a look: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

Guided by Robb Levin, Sales Development Manager for Wide Format at EFI, Timothy Mitchell, LexJet Senior Product Development Director, had the opportunity to delve into live demonstrations of EFI’s remarkable hybrid, roll-to-roll, and soft signage printers.

In Part 4, Robb wraps up our tour by demonstrating the EFI™ Pro 32r+ printer’s features and applications, engaging in insightful discussions with Timothy, and explaining the many opportunities this roll-to-roll printer offers.

EFI™ Pro 32r+

 CMYK plus optional White or optional Clear ink

  • Resolution up to 847 dpi
  • Maximum productivity up to 2,756 ft2 (256 m2)
  • Quick and easy media loading
  • Roll-to-roll, free-fall and multi-roll (2 rolls of 62.9 in/1.6 m)
  • Integrated mesh kit
  • Wrinkle analyzer
  • Advanced software settings
  • Backlit proofing lights
  • Built-in lightbox
  • Built-in Fiery® digital front end for the EFI™ Pro 32r+
  • EFI™ 3M™ SuperRange XF LED inks, including white

EFI offers many market opportunities for print providers and display graphics businesses. Interested in learning more about EFI technology and their customer training? Stay informed about future exclusive EFI events at LexJet.com. .

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Color Your World with Innovation

Prepare to be dazzled at the upcoming PRINTING United trade show on October 18-20! Immerse yourself in a world of innovation, color, and sensory delight as we showcase stunning displays created with cutting-edge technology featuring the Canon M5W PRO, Epson SureColor® R5070L, EFI™ Pro 30h, and Mimaki UCJV300-160 printers on our latest UFabrik line of textiles with options for both direct print and dye-sublimation.

Don’t miss out on the excitement happening at LexJet booth #C2504! Join Timothy Mitchell, Senior Product Development Director, for daily presentations and hands-on demonstrations with the most innovative printers and top experts in the industry. Plus, don’t miss our fantastic show specials on popular media and your chance to experience firsthand the vibrancy and exceptional quality of each printed sample.

Our team will be there to guide you to the right media for any project, from vinyl and soft signage displays to elegant retail décor and fine art reproductions.

Be sure to check out some of our most buzz-worthy media products, including:

Live Demonstration Schedule:

Wednesday, October 18- 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:45, and 3:30

Thursday, October 19- 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:45, and 3:30

Friday, October 20- 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, and 2:00

The Main Attractions:

Canon Colorado M5W PRO

Epson SureColor® R5070L

EFI™ Pro 30h

Mimaki UCJV300-160

See you in Atlanta later this month! Still need a PRINTING United Expo Pass? Click here for your FREE pass.

Section 179 – Don’t miss out on tax incentives!

Consult with your accounting professional to find out the best way to utilize the tax deduction when purchasing capital equipment before the end of the year. To get an idea of your deduction, check out the Section 179 Calculator. To claim the deduction for 2023, the equipment must be installed on or before December 31.

For more information, visit lexjet.com or contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538.

Small Town Printer Makes Big Waves

In the heart of a coastal town, Surf City, North Carolina, where golden sands meet the endless sea, there’s a story unfolding – a tale of reinvention, determination, and creative passion. Meet Amy Shores, a dedicated teacher of several decades who decided to make a bold career change in the world of photography and printing, and how she’s turned her dream into a thriving business, Seaside Topsail Photography.

Amy’s story begins with a simple click of her camera, capturing the essence of beach landscapes and the warmth of family bonds in her portraits. She dabbled in weddings and came to the realization that she loved it! It was during these moments behind the lens that she realized her true calling lay in photography.


A Leap of Faith

During a busy and profitable summer, Amy’s sunrise and sunset photographs captured viewers’ hearts, leading to client requests for bridal portraits and other prints. Amidst this newfound success, she recognized the need to cut down on printing expenses and decided to bring the process in-house. With the encouragement of her fiancé, Jeff, and son, Tyler, she decided to invest in a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-6100 printer, a tool that would become her partner in this new venture, and she grew her business from her garage.

Amy embarked on a journey of self-education, determined to master the art of graphic design and printing. Yet, there was a hurdle — she knew nothing about graphic design or printing. But instead of letting fear hold her back, she embraced the challenge with open arms. Hours turned into days as she scoured online resources and tutorials and sought guidance from her LexJet sales rep, Joe Francies. When she met Joe, she said, “I feel like I hit the lottery . . . he has answered so many questions for me. Sometimes, I call him when I’m having a bad week just to talk to him, and we talk things out. He had become more than a representative to me; he has become a friend.” With Joe’s invaluable help, Amy was committed to conquering every challenge that came her way.


Armed with a vision and determination, Amy envisioned her beachscapes adorning the walls of homes and galleries. However, the winter season brought challenges and doubts, making Amy question her career choices and contemplate if leaving her teaching job was a mistake. Financial concerns added to her worries. However, spring brought a glimmer of hope. Joe introduced her to an affordable solution, LexJet’s Elements Maldives Recycled Semi-Gloss Canvas, made 100% from recycled water bottles. As a resident of a beach town, this medium aligned perfectly with her art and her commitment to ocean conservation. She tried it and loved the beautiful sheen – she was in love! Hours were spent learning the nuances, understanding the art of color profiling, and mastering the techniques. Amy recalls, “I had a whole pile of “oops” canvas, at least a roll” as she learned her craft. Soon, her nervousness turned into expertise, as she began to produce captivating canvases that spoke volumes and increased her profits. 

 Success on Display

Amy’s artwork didn’t go unnoticed for long. She started displaying her canvases in local galleries, where her unique perspective on beach landscapes and nature found an eager audience. One of the advantages she has over other selling artists is her ability to print on demand. When a canvas is sold, she can easily print another one the same day, ensuring her customers are never left empty-handed. Owning a Canon printer and having the right canvas didn’t just mean convenience; it meant having the power to replicate her art instantly, something that would take weeks for other artists to achieve with outside labs.

Her newfound skills fueled her artistic endeavors and opened doors for her within the community. Amy started offering printing services to locals, creating a network of creativity and collaboration. Her canvases found their way into beach homes, not just as exhibits but as symbols of her unwavering spirit and determination.




Amy envisions significant growth for her studio. She has incorporated framing as a service, handled by her fiancé, and intends to establish a storefront with an expanded online presence. This platform will allow her to showcase supplementary products to cater to local residents, tourists, and individuals beyond her immediate area.

A Journey Worth Taking

Amy’s transition from teaching to photography and printing was indeed a leap of faith, but it’s a journey she wouldn’t change for the world. From novice to expert, from nervousness to confidence, Amy’s story is a testament to the power of determination, self-education, and the pursuit of one’s dreams — plus not being afraid to ask for help. She shows us that when you’re willing to embrace the unknown and work tirelessly toward your goals, success is not just achievable; it’s inevitable.

To learn more about Seaside Topsail Photography’s favorite LexJet products, contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit lexjet.com.

Explore the World of Resin

With a continued commitment to sustainability and innovation, the Epson SureColor® R-Series printers have set a new standard for roll-to-roll signage printers by introducing multi-purpose resin ink to tackle any print job. Fast-paced print shops can now experience features such as instant lamination, user-replaceable PrecisionCore® printheads, and exceptionally cost-effective inks, making printing easier and more budget-friendly than ever before.

The SureColor® R5070 printer produces professional-grade wallpapers, adhesive vinyl, banners, fabrics, uncoated papers, and conventional signage at impressive speeds. With the environment in mind, its odorless, low-VOC, UL GREENGUARD Gold certified water-based inks deliver incredible scratch resistance for wall covering applications, indoor graphics, and more.

What exactly makes the SureColor® R5070 printer an ideal choice for sustainability-minded print shops? The long list of impressive features you can expect from Epson technology include:

  • Outstanding quality
  • Color consistency
  • All new, non-consumable, industrial PrecisionCore® TFP print heads that keep nozzle integrity vs. competitive thermal systems
  • Switch out empty ink without having to stop production with hot swap capabilities
  • Award-winning, industry-proven feeding system with low cure temperatures lead to accurate, repeatable panel lengths
  • Everyday production speed over 290 sq. ft./hr.
  • Three tier drying system allows for low post-cure temperatures
  • Featuring breakthrough resin inks, these innovative signage printers produce exceptional-quality prints while supporting a low total cost of ownership

Faster printing, color consistency with every graphic, and the ability to change print heads yourself may be top priorities for some shops, making this printer a sound investment. Curious about what else this printer can do? Watch and learn as Timothy Mitchell shares his personal experience with the SureColor® R5070 printer and its many applications.

Elevate Your Sustainable Printing Standards

In the fast-paced world of printing, the twin goals of efficiency and versatility aren’t just buzzwords—they’re your ticket to higher profits and a thriving business. But let’s not forget about sustainability, a commitment that’s more important now than ever. So, how do you juggle all these priorities without missing a beat?

Enter Mimaki, a name synonymous with engineering brilliance and groundbreaking innovation. Pair it with the Ultraflex EcoVantage® range, and you’ve got a match made in eco-friendly productivity heaven. Together, they open doors to new opportunities that you never thought possible, making it a breeze to ramp up production while staying true to your green goals. With Mimaki and Ultraflex EcoVantage®, achieving sustainability without sacrificing performance is not just possible—it’s effortless.

The landscape of UV-LED printing technology is undergoing rapid transformation with many exciting advancements. The Mimaki UJV55-320 printer is an excellent choice for businesses that produce banners, retail displays, wallpaper, and more. It boasts seven ink colors, including white, for printing on transparent or colored media. This printer can handle oversized graphics and panels or even print on two rolls simultaneously. It produces vibrant colors with high opacity and consistent color for optimal viewing in day/night applications and features an LED light for checking backlit signage during printing.

Here are some notable features to consider:

  • Roll size flexibility- one 129.7-inch (3250 mm) wide roll or two rolls up to 60 inches (1524 mm) each
  • Mimaki® Proofing Panel (MPP) for instant print quality checks
  • High productivity of up to 1184 SqFt/hr (110 SqM/hr)
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity
  • Outdoor durability with Mimaki original LUS-120 inks
  • C, M, Y, K, Lc, Lm, and W ink available, with bulk ink reservoir
  • Variable dot printing and Mimaki Advanced Pass System (MAPS) for exceptional image quality
  • Nozzle Check Unit and Recovery System for maximum productivity

The Ultraflex EcoVantage® line sets itself apart from other eco-friendly printing options. Why? Because being environmentally conscious doesn’t end with each campaign. The materials are developed with the end life of each product in mind. EcoVantage® options include material that can be recycled or safely incinerated without releasing harmful toxins. LexJet offers this new line of 100% PVC-free and phthalate-free products that pair perfectly with the Mimaki UJV55-320 printer.

Another sustainable advantage is that this new line does not require extra equipment. You can easily print, finish, and install the material with your existing hardware and software.

EcoVantage® is suitable for indoor and/or outdoor use. The individual products feature unique qualities and applications:

EcoVantage® 190

  • Outdoor applications, including banners, framing systems, and POS
  • Lightweight substrate
  • Recyclable under code nr. 1 (PET)

Ultima® EcoVantage®

  • Outdoor application, including wall coverings, retail displays, and POS
  • High tear and tensile strength
  • Can be welded or sewn

EcoVantage® Supreme

  • Waterproof
  • Outdoor applications, including banners, outdoor signage, and POS
  • High opacity reduces translucency and shadowing

EcoVantage® Greyback

  • Grey backside prevents translucency and shadowing
  • Applications including pop-up displays, banner stands, x-frame displays
  • Use for any indoor /outdoor close viewing applications that require complete opacity

EcoVantage® DSS Blockout

  • Indoor applications, including banners, banner stands, and POS
  • Double-sided print surface
  • Complete opacity to prevent translucency and shadowing

EcoVantage® Pole Banner

  • Heavy-duty substrate with scrim fabric provides additional strength and stability under harsh weather
  • Coated, double-sided print surface
  • Complete opacity to prevent translucency and shadowing

UltraMesh® EcoVantage®

  • Indoor/outdoor applications, including building wraps, fences, barricades, and stadium graphics
  • Lightweight material
  • Non-PVC coated surface

Wallscapes™ EcoVantage®

  • Flexible wallcovering material with non-woven backing
  • Recyclable, FSC compliant, and contains no heavy metals or halogens
  • Installation options – commercial grade adhesives, sewing, or grommets

To learn more about Mimaki printers and the UltraflexEcoVantage® line of products, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.