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.

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.

HP Durable Backlit Fabric and SEG Frame – A Perfect Pair

When it comes to attention-grabbing backlit graphics, standing out from the crowd is paramount. For years, backlit graphics were printed on a polyester film and then placed in a framed light box. Even with advances in printer and media technology, most are still done that way today.

Enter the innovative combination of HP Durable Backlit Fabric and SEG frames. Combined with Keder tape, this option offers a quick solution that helps you light up any tradeshow graphic, POP/retail, even offer a new take on decorative art. The Durable Backlit fabric is lightweight and easily rolled, saving you time and money in shipping, while also reducing the potential for damaged graphics during transit.

The soft signage market is gaining momentum, as advertisers are looking for new ways to gain attention in a digital age. With people sharing cool and unique applications on social media, producing share-worthy graphics is a new challenge facing the industry. The opportunity to create unique applications is endless with HP Durable Backlit Fabric. With crisp, sharp lines and a brilliant color gamut, your graphics will look more like art than advertising.

For additional information and applications, call 800-453-9538 to speak with a LexJet sales rep or visit lexjet.com to purchase HP Durable Backlit Fabric today.

GOframe Stretcher Bars Easily Turn Memories into Art

With Father’s Day, graduations and summer upon us, now’s a good time to create gallery-wrapped prints that make wonderful gifts and turn fond memories into beautiful art pieces using the Goframe 1500 Pro kits, available from LexJet.

Whether you’re looking to print on Sunset Select Matte Canvas or one of the new FlexTek fabrics – available in 200g SUV and 170g aqueous versions – the GOframe stretcher bars will easily turn your photos into works of art. According to LexJet Sales specialist, Matt Bailey, his customers love working with the GOframe bars.

“They are very user-friendly, but if needed, we have ‘how-to’ videos available that show step-by-step instructions. Even though we have other bars, the GOframes are the most popular with my customers,” Bailey says.

Aside from being easy to use, the Pro Series GOframe stretcher bars offer adhesive strips and archival glue to ensure proper adhesion and the reusable corner braces are perfect to keep on hand for future gallery wrapping projects.

The next time you want to create a memory worthy of being displayed in a museum, try the GOframe 1500 Pro kits or call 800-453-9538 and talk to your LexJet specialist for additional information. To see how easy it is to use the GOframe system, watch the video below for step-by-step instructions.

12 Winning Reasons to Choose Vescom Digital Wallcovering

You’ve got lots of choices these days when it comes to digitally printable wallcoverings. One of our top brands is Vescom, manufactured by the world’s largest commercial wallcovering company recognized for delivering the best performing products worldwide and for their innovation, design and quality.

Vescom offers one of the “cleanest” vinyl wallcoverings on the market, as well as nine luxurious finishes like award-winning Metallic Sand, Matte, Sand, Leather and others that work in a wide variety of environments like corporate, hospitality or healthcare facilities.

Vescom meets many environmental certifications, making it an ideal choice for healthcare environments.

What sets Vescom digital media apart from the competition? We’re glad you asked:

  1. Product consistency from lot-to-lot
  2. Never stretched, providing a more stable product with no curling
  3. Cleanest vinyl on the market, meeting the most stringent environmental standards (Including California Prop 65 requirements)
  4.  Cotton backing which is stronger than the alternative and easier to install, cutting labor costs
  5. Top coated for longer shelf life than other PVC wallcoverings
  6. Osnaburg woven backing provides dimensional stability and support for high-traffic areas
  7. Customizable embosses and ground colors
  8. Compatible with Latex, UV and Eco-Solvent technologies
  9. Receptive to liquid coating for extra protection
  10.  Installs with common adhesives and installation techniques
  11. Commercial Grade, Class A Fire Rating
  12. Meets EPA requirements for low-VOC emitting products

Ready to get started in — or expand — your digital décor print services? Give a LexJet print specialist a call at 800-453-9538 to discover our extensive decor printing product portfolio and how you can use it to grow your business.

HP Unveils New DesignJet Printers at FESPA Global Print Expo

This week, HP announced the new DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ printers. These printers are designed to offer amazing photo quality with higher print permanence fewer inks, reducing costs and improving manageability.

Available June 1, 2018, the DesignJet Z6 and Z6x10 printers were designed for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and retailers who are looking for an easy way to create high-quality technical and graphics applications. These printers offer security for data and an encrypted hard disk. The crisp, sharp imaging means the fine detail comes through in every print.

For print service providers looking to expand into printing professional photos while continuing to offer indoor and outdoor signage, the Z9+ series – also available on June 1, 2018 – will offer enhanced HP Vivid ink sets, creating high-definition images.

The 44-inch DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ with dual-roll and vertical trimmer are expected to be available in July. These printers will offer the ability to have multiple rolls available for long print runs or the ability to save time by keeping different media types at the ready.

HP also announced the addition of two innovative new products to the Wide Format Media Portfolio:

  • HP Everyday Blockout Display Film with a unique construction of three layers of polypropylene, polyester, and polypropylene film for an added suppleness and superior lay-flat properties. It is a thicker film compared to 100 percent polyester, costs less, and has a coating for dual ink technology.

If you would like more information on any of these new products, call a LexJet sales specialist today at 800-453-9538.