The HP Prime Banner Family is Growing

Earlier this summer, we introduced HP 13-oz Prime Banner in gloss and matte. Now, HP is unveiling two new additions: HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blockout Banner and HP 18-oz Prime Double-sided Pole Banner.

HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blockout Banner offers brilliant image quality and a 100% opaque layer for easy, clear viewing from either side. The sturdy construction is tear-resistant, even when grommeted. Mix-and-match pricing ($0.175/sf) is available on 20+ rolls when you contact a LexJet sales specialist or order online where single roll pricing remains highly competitive at $0.20/sf.

Specifications:

  • 250 x 500 denier
  • Matte finish
  • Double-sided
  • PVC coated
  • NFPA701 – Flame Resistance
  • 100% opaque

The HP 18-oz Prime Double-sided Pole Banner is made to create bright, eye-catching pole banners. From long-lasting indoor displays to demanding outdoor display conditions, this economical, heavy-duty banner material can handle all your single- or double-sided needs. Mix-and-match 20+ rolls with the 13-oz and 15-oz, and the 18-oz is only $0.21/sf, or order online, and the single roll price is $0.25/sf, still one of the lowest prices in the market for 18-oz pole banner.

Specifications:

  • 840 x 840 denier
  • Matte finish
  • Double-sided
  • PVC coated
  • NFPA701 – Flame Resistance
  • Tear-resistant, even when grommeted

Both banner products are compatible with latex, solvent, eco-solvent, and UV curable technology.

For more information on 13-oz, 15-oz, or 18-oz HP Prime Banners, contact a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

LexJet Reviews: Easy-to-Install Wall Applications

We kicked off our new series LexJet Reviews with a look at the top floor products. This week, LexJet’s C.J. Forker talks about some of the top wall graphic products in the market.

From smooth finishes to subtle textures, these wall décor solutions offer easy and personalized alternatives to paint and traditional wallpaper. Take a look at our most popular solutions:

  • LexJet Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl – This cleanly removable vinyl is perfect for walls that have slight texture or surfaces that have issues with underlying primers and paints. The 6-mil thickness makes it great for wall murals because it’s easy to seam or install in panels. The slight texture gives any graphic a high-end look.
  • GF 229 WallMark™ Canvas Vinyl HTR – Perfect for wall decals from kids’ rooms to man caves, the microsphere adhesive in WallMark Canvas means you can peel them right off without any problems, even after long-term installation. It is ideal for any smooth wall application and offers high opacity to hide minor surface imperfections.
  • Photo Tex PSA Fabric – Aqueous – One aspect that makes this self-adhesive fabric so popular is the repositionable adhesive. Having trouble deciding where to put the graphic? With Photo Tex, you can install, remove, and re-install until you get it just right.
  • panoRama Walk & Wall – This versatile textured vinyl is great for indoor or outdoor vertical surfaces and the fabric backing provides dimensional stability for longer applications. The 12-mil thickness hides wall imperfections and makes installation a breeze, just remember to round the corners to prevent edge-lift.
  • DreamScape™ Caviar Wall + Floor Wrap – The entire DreamScape line-up is, well, a dream for walls. Caviar, Ravello, and Classic help reduce glare, while Brilliant adds a little sparkle to any room. The three-ply technology helps with dimensional stability and it also hides any wall imperfections. To see all the self-adhesive DreamScape selections, click HERE.
Quick selection guide

Now that we’ve taken you through some of our top wall products, it’s important to remember that proper surface preparation is the key to the smoothest installation of any wall décor.

Visit our LexJet Reviews library to see all these products in action.

If you want more information on any of our products, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

The ABCs of Creating Back to School Safety Graphics

As school bells start ringing and “First Day of School” photos start hitting social media, that can only mean one thing: school is back in session. With many school districts offering in-person teaching, e-learning, and a hybrid of both, there are questions about how to keep students informed of health and safety requirements as they return to class.

To sort through all the information and to discuss the tools and resources available, we brought together two teams of specialists: one for print service providers, offering additional product and application advice, and one for educators who have limited experience with large format printing.

For educators and faculty members, Canon Technical Analyst Pete Wright and LexJet Application Expert Michael Clementi join us to provide some guidance to teachers and educational staff who may be working with large format printers for the first time as school districts consider bringing printing in-house rather than outsourcing graphics.

Clementi and Wright discuss how easy it is to work with the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series 2100  and PosterArtist Lite, the free software that comes with the printer and they offer some suggestions for versatile media that can be used throughout the school for a variety of indoor and outdoor signage.

For PSPs, we sit down with LexJet Senior Account Executive, Ramiro Torrez, and Large Format Output Specialist, Nolan Dowdy, to discuss some of the applications and products that are available to help supply schools with health and safety signage for the upcoming school year.

When it comes to messaging in schools, consistency and location is the key. Reinforcing the everchanging guidelines put in place by the school, county, or state means that there could be the need for the quick and easy turnaround to get updated graphics installed.

For an in-house school print shop, some of the versatile and easy-to-install products that are compatible with the Canon printer include LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric for floor graphics, LexJet 8 mil Production Satin Photo Paper for posters, and LexJet TOUGHcoat Thrifty Banner and Banner Ups for banners. For PSPs, offering the right solution for the right location is paramount to helping keep the students and faculty safe.

The approaches of educators and PSPs might be a little different, but the end goal of keeping students safe and healthy is the same. You can learn more about their efforts by clicking HERE. If you have additional questions, you can also reach out to one of our specialists at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

LexJet Reviews: Choosing the Right Media for Your Floor Graphics

Everywhere you go, floor graphics are in use. Graphics to show you where to stand, which direction to walk down an aisle, where to pick-up food, and even where to work out in a gym. With so many graphics needed in so many different places, how do you know which product is the right one? Well, we’re here to help you.

We talked to our product managers, our vendor partners, our sales team, and more importantly, we talked to our customers. We asked them what products they are using and how they choose which ones to use.

Looking at slip ratings, compatible floor surfaces, and textures, we compiled some of the top products LexJet customers are currently buying. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular solutions:

  • LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric – a customer favorite since it launched, Print-N-Stick is as simple as it sounds: print, peel, and stick! If you have an aqueous printer, you may not feel like you can offer floor graphics. With Print-N-Stick, you can provide your customers with a temporary solution that is slip-rated for safety. Also available for solvent, latex, and eco-solvent printers.
  • LexJet Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl – Popular with the tradeshow crowd because it is cleanly removable, Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl is a great cost-effective option for frequently replaced graphics used on heavily traveled indoor floors. The textured surface provides an R10B slip certification.
  • DreamScape™ Caviar Wall + Floor Wrap – An industry staple for indoor wall décor, DreamScape™ Caviar Wall + Floor Wrap was recently ANSI rated to use on floors. The high-end Caviar texture gives the finished graphics a certain panache, making it perfect for use in high-end businesses or special events.
  • Jessup CatWalk® – With gyms and pools slowly reopening, signage is important in locker rooms and changing areas. CatWalk is approved for high moisture areas such as indoor pools, saunas, locker rooms, and showers. It works on a variety of indoor surfaces, like concrete, marble, tile, and even porcelain.
  • panoRama Walk & Wall – The name says it all when it comes to panoRama Walk & Wall, one of the most versatile products available from LexJet. This durable, one-step solution can be used on sidewalks, outdoor carpet, concrete, wood, and PVC flooring. Your customers can replace the blue painter’s tape outside restaurants with eye-catching – and safe – graphics printed on Walk & Wall.
Floor Graphics Media Selection Chart

Aside from the aqueous version of Print-N-Stick, the rest of the products we reviewed are for latex, solvent, UV-curable printers.

Visit our LexJet Reviews library to see all the products in action.

Coming soon, we’ll review some of our top products for wall solutions. In the meantime, if you want more information on these products, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Free Webinar: Explore the World of HP Latex Print and Cut

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. Whether you are just starting to explore the possibilities of latex technology or have a legacy latex printer, join us Wednesday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. ET, as we welcome HP Latex Applications Architect Timothy Mitchell for a live broadcast of the HP Latex Academy.

Timothy will show you how you can deliver more 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.

You’ll also learn how to bring your business to new horizons and reach indoor spaces solvent can’t with the HP Latex Print and Cut Solutions. With an integrated workflow, you can save up to 50% of your time by doubling the speed* in which you serve your clients while also offering a wider range of applications such as stickers, customized clothing, or window graphics.

Attend and you will save $1,800 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle, $2,800 on an HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $4,000 on an HP Latex 570.

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

*Based on HP internal testing February 2017 comparing the HP Latex 300 Printer series Print and Cut solution with a solvent-technology based integrated print and cut solution at a comparable cost.

Free Webinar: See Why Photographers Choose Canon

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 inches.

Tune in Thursday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. ET as Canon technical specialist and award-winning photographer Pete Wright takes you through the features and benefits of the imagePROGRAF PRO Series family.

All attendees are eligible to receive 5% – up to $599 – off MSRP as well as 0% financing through Canon. Partner your webinar discount with Canon’s instant rebates for total savings of up to $799. 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.  If you’re still unsure about which printer is right for you, Pete will be there to answer your questions.

Canon offers state-of-the-art large-format printing solutions designed with exceptional speed, flexibility, and quality. The product line includes models for professional photography and fine art, production signage, infographics and posters, technical documents, and general use markets.

Inside every imagePROGRAF large-format printing system is proprietary Canon technologies configured to meet your unique needs with each seamlessly integrated to enhance performance and optimize results.

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