Sunset Image Awards Winners Unveiled

As the summer was winding down, LexJet held the Sunset Image Awards, an online photo contest to help all levels of photographers learn from Cheri and Dennis Hammon, and Pete Wright. Dennis is a Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate juror and Cheri is a qualified juror for state competitions. Pete Wright is a professional photographer, a PPA juror, and a Canon Technical Specialist.

After each image was shown, the judges analyzed it and then offered their critiques and insights for the top images. While judging is subjective, the ratings are based on PPA’s 12 Elements of Merit.

Over 50 images were chosen to go to the final judging, where each image was scored. When a judge felt it was necessary, he or she challenged the scores and they discussed, in detail, why they scored the way they did.

After the discussion, jury chairperson Dennis Hammon would ask all the judges to score again. If you’ve never entered a photo competition, this was a great opportunity to see and hear how the judging happens.

In the video above, you can watch the judges’ announcement of the top image in each category:

  • Fine Art/Composite: “Hope” by Toni Harryman
  • Portrait: “Let Me Dream” by Mari Latozas
  • Wedding: “Wish” by Ricky Pan
  • Wildlife/Landscape: “Great Blue Heron in the Mist” by Becky Kempf

 

To watch the judges discuss and score the images, click on the video below. Stay tuned to the LexJet blog and Sunset and LexJet social media for updates on future Sunset Image Award competitions.

For more information on Sunset media or to learn more about bringing photography printing in-house, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Tune in to Learn with Pete Wright and Canon This Month

On Thursday, Sept. 23, join Pete Wright – a Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer – as he provides an overview of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series at 11 a.m. ET. Everyone who attends is eligible to receive 5% – up to $631 – off MSRP for a new PRO-Series Canon. If you are considering the new 12-color PRO-2100, PRO-4100, or PRO-6100, or the new 8-color PRO-4100S or PRO-6100S, register for our live event.

Afterward, stick around as Pete answers your questions during the live Q&A.

The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers include breakthrough technology for professionals who demand perfection. Canon sets the bar by delivering rich, detailed, brilliant colors in 24-, 44-, and 60- inch widths.

The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Webinar promotion can only be combined with monthly instant rebates. Not valid with any other promotions or programs.

Cube Mate Keeps Students Safe at School

For many kids, remote learning may still be the norm, but in-person school is back in session around the country. It seems that readin’, ‘ritin’, and ‘rithmetic have been replaced by safety, sanitizer, and sneezes. That’s where the ARC Cube Mate comes in.

Help your child create a safe, personal learning space with the lightweight and portable ARC Cube Mate. This personal safety system is completely customizable, which means your future veterinarian can decorate hers with her favorite animals or your future NFL first-round pick can choose his favorite team colors.

Choose from two sizes:

· Cube Mate 23-in W x 23.5-in H x 16-in D
· Cube Mate Jr. 23-in W x 20-in H x 16-in D

Both sizes are under a pound, so, while the protection is heavy, the Cube Mate is not.

Don’t forget, Cube Mate is GSA qualified and volume discounts are available, so it’s cost-effective and easy for anyone to make the classroom, lunchroom, or playroom safe.

To learn more about ARC Cube Mate, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or click here to start designing today.

September HP Latex Print & Cut Academy with Timothy Mitchell

Don’t miss this month’s opportunity to learn about the exciting opportunities with HP Latex technology, as Timothy Mitchell presents the HP Latex Print & Cut Academy. If you are looking to expand into latex for the first time or you’ve been a long-time user with older generations, join us Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m. ET.

Timothy will show and discuss some of the new latex printers to hit the market and he will also show you how to deliver high-quality applications same-day, in widths up to 64 inches, all while keeping costs low. HP production printers and water-based HP Latex Inks ensure rich blacks and glossy results—and all prints emerge dry, odor-free, and ready to use.

See why print service providers are raving about the new HP Latex technology that produces the whitest white in the industry*. Provide your clients with quick turnarounds, while also offering a broad range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

From floor graphics and vehicle graphics to social barriers and outdoor displays, HP Latex solutions provide an extensive range of applications to diversify your portfolio and push your productivity to a whole new level.

When you attend, you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle.

New savings opportunity!

Attend the webinar and save $500 when you purchase an HP Latex 700 or 800 Series and an HP 54” or 64” Latex Plus Cutter.

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

*Produce the highest value jobs with the HP Latex 800 W Printer and white ink. Whitest white based on ISO/DIS 23498 compared to competitive alternatives using solvent and UV technologies under $50,000 USD as of May 2020.

Make Your Wall Graphics Grand with Covertex Now Available at LexJet

We are excited to announce the addition of JM Technical Textiles grand format digital wallcoverings to our digital décor products. Junkers & Müllers (JM Technical Textiles) – a family-owned company based in Mönchengladbach, Germany – has been producing technical textiles since 1950.

Junkers & Müllers products are PVC-free, Oeko-Tex® Standard 100, SCS Indoor Advantage Gold, and REACH certified.

Mediatex® Covertex FR is a PVC-free and flame-retardant wallcovering up to 201-inches (510 cm), which means a one-piece application is possible for many common spaces. Mediatex® CoverTex FR can be applied with normal wallpaper paste.

Mediatex® Covertex UPcycling FR includes a minimum of 80% recycled polyester. It’s available in widths up to 122-inches (310 cm), making it possible to cover an entire wall in one pass without any seams. Mediatex® CoverTex UPcycling FR is certified with latex, solvent, and UV curable inks, and can be cut hot or cold without fraying.

To see more information about these innovative new products, visit our dedicated resource page, contact a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538, or visit LexJet.com.

LexJet Welcomes Mactac to the Neighborhood

We are excited to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Mactac to provide local distribution of some of their most popular wide-format media to our customers.

While we have access to the full breadth of the Mactac catalogue, our initial focus is on their popular lines of floor, wall, and window solutions:

MacTac WallNOODLE Office Wall
Mactac WallNOODLE

Bfree Dusted and Bfree Frosted – These films are made for décor and privacy applications. They are specially formulated to be used with dry application on windows with no air bubbles or wrinkling. Provides etched, sandblasted, or frosted effects to printed window graphics and internally illuminated signs.

MacTac REBEL High Tack
Mactac REBEL High Tack

REBEL H High Tack – This 5-year, 99% opaque matte white print media offers a high tack permanent adhesive and a 90# Superflat Liner. It prints on just about everything and sticks to just about everything.

WallNOODLE – This 6.0 mil matte white semi-rigid vinyl print media is designed with an ultra-removable adhesive for temporary indoor wall posters, signage, and POP graphics. It is perfect for use on smooth, flat surfaces.

MacTac ROODLE Elevator
Mactac ROODLE

ROODLE – This 6.0 mil matte white semi-rigid vinyl print media features a removable adhesive and is ideal for indoor wall graphics, indoor and outdoor signage, bumper stickers, and tiled wall murals. It is designed for smooth, flat surfaces.

We are excited to offer this new line of floor, wall, and window solutions to our customers. If you would like more information on available Mactac products, contact a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.