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 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

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

Experience EFI’s Global Customer Experience Center for Yourself- Part 3

We recently shared Parts 1 and 2 of our four-part series of our exclusive tour at EFI’s Global Customer Experience Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire. During this 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 and Part 2.

Guided by Tiffany Bisson, their in-house expert, and General Manager EFI Center of Excellence, 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 3, Tiffany demonstrates the EFI™ Pro 30f printer’s features and applications, engaging in insightful discussions with Timothy, and explains the many opportunities this flatbed printer offers.

EFI™ Pro 30f

  • High productivity and image quality at a competitive price
  • Easy-to-use, intuitive printer operation and maintenance for more application possibilities
  • Four colors, plus dual channels of white standard and single-pass, multilayer printing
  • UltraDrop™ Technology with variable grayscale for better color gradients and smoothing capability
  • Powerful EFI LED technology for lower power consumption, less waste, and the use of thinner substrates
  • Precise dot placement for sharper lines and text and less overspray
  • Six-zone, user-selectable vacuum system ensures efficient hold-down, no unintended media movement, and easy transitions between jobs

Here is the other featured printer you’ll see in the upcoming and final Part 4 of our EFI Experience Center video series:

Part 4- EFI Pro 32r+

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

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Empowering Education Beyond the Classroom

The integration of technology into learning has become paramount. In an era where education is no longer confined to traditional textbooks and whiteboards, Canon wide format printers, Graphtec cutters, ColorByte Software, and LexJet Print-N-Stick fabric have emerged as a powerful formula that’s revolutionizing education, both inside and outside the classroom. Beyond facilitating day-to-day activities, these cutting-edge tools have the potential to equip students with valuable skills that extend well into their post-school lives.

Enhancing Visual Learning

Canon imagePROGRAF printers are widely used in the education industry to create vibrant and eye-catching everyday classroom materials due to their ease of use, speed, efficiency, and affordability sought after by administrators. These printers enable educators to produce visually engaging and stimulating materials, such as diagrams, signage, and graphics.

Transforming Environments and Spaces

Innovative printers can become a powerful learning tool, allowing students to design and print vibrant and dynamic classroom visuals, art projects, and so much more. Paired with the right media, like LexJet’s Print-N-Stick Fabric, educators can transform classrooms and campuses into interactive and engaging learning environments that inspire creativity. LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric is designed for smooth, effortless application to a wide range of flat surfaces, and it will not rip, wrinkle, or stretch in production, making it easy to cut into any shape.

Limitless Creativity

Graphtec cutters provide an avenue for venturing into creative exploration. From intricate shapes to personalized study aids, these cutters empower students and educators to design interactive learning resources that spark students’ imagination. By involving students in the creation process, these tools encourage active participation, critical thinking, and a hands-on approach to learning that goes beyond textbooks. Students can be challenged to create their own unique multi-dimensional designs and shapes for packaging, fundraising items, art, or science fair projects.

Empowering Practical Skills

ColorByte’s ImagePrint R.E.D. is designed for those looking to make superior prints at an attractive price point. With advanced color management controls, the same intuitive user interface, and by using the driver that ships with the printer, ImagePrint R.E.D. is an attractive option that can “Run Every Device” and can become a powerful resource in any school.  This software works seamlessly with Graphtec cutters to improve workflow efficiency and to help bring shape and dimension to any design. It allows students to familiarize themselves with industry-standard software, making students better prepared for real-world scenarios where digital proficiency is crucial.

A Lifetime of Learning

This complete workflow solution undoubtedly serves as a catalyst in reshaping the landscape of education. As the education industry continues to embrace innovation, these tools, when used together, stand as a testament to the transformative power of technology, allowing students and teachers to reach new creative heights.

To learn more about how Canon, Graphtec, ColorByte Software, and LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric can benefit the education industry, contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit

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