Widen Your Competitive Edge

Are you tired of constantly outsourcing your print jobs? Luckily, there is an answer to your struggles – the EFI™ Pro 30h Wide Format LED Printer. This innovative printer offers many benefits that can help take your printing capabilities to the next level. If you want to streamline your print production process and boost your profitability, consider the EFI™ Pro 30h Wide Format LED Printer.

This 3.2-meter hybrid flatbed/roll-fed LED production printer brings new meaning to wide. The entry-level 30h prints on a wide variety of substrates for a wide range of applications. The EFI™ Pro 30h broadens your capabilities, versatility, and productivity. The 30h gives you the tools for a competitive advantage. Hear from LexJet customer, Eric Lazar, partner at SpeedPro Chicago Loop and winner of the 2023 Franchisee of the Year selected by the International Franchise Association. Watch this video and discover how LexJet and the EFI™ 30h gave him a winning solution.

If you have been waiting to add board or roll-to-roll print jobs to your wide format capabilities, the 30h gives you that opportunity. Four colors plus white standard opens doors for high-value prints. You also get EFI™ UltraDrop™ Technology 7pL grayscale printing. High resolution is achieved with up to 1,200 dpi.

Can it get any better? The EFI™ Pro 30h also delivers a magnetic linear drive for better drop placement and greater color gamut. Plus, this production printer offers you exceptional print quality for the following applications:

  • Day/Night backlit graphics
  • Interior décor
  • Retail signage
  • Outdoor signage
  • Wall coverings
  • Window graphics

Wide versatility opens up new opportunities

The powerful combination of EFI’s hybrid and LED curing technology helps you meet the growing demands for higher quality with faster turnaround times.  Keep jobs moving with productivity up to 2,477 ft.2 (230 m2) per hour. Additionally, the Continuous Board feature allows you to maximize the printer’s full production speeds with large boards or multiple small boards. Change over from rigid to flexible printing is fast and easy. The Pro 30h features dual roll printing for even more throughput. Now’s your chance to open doors to more applications and unique, creative opportunities.

Banner Finishing Solutions for Professional Results

One of the most popular and successful types of signage is banners, offering versatility and maximum exposure. The array of finishing solutions available makes banners a great signage option, from grommets to pole pockets, each with its own advantages for diverse signage needs. But which option is ideal depends on location, environment, and mobility.

Grommets

Metal grommets are very popular and are typically added as anchor points to the four corners of a banner. With larger banners, more grommets can be added every few feet along the edges of the banner. Grommets provide flexibility as you can secure them with various hanging methods, like string, hooks, zip-ties, or anything else that’s handy the banner can hold on to securely.

A banner with grommets can be strong enough to hang directly on a wall, from a fence, or a balcony. Pulling the banner so it’s taut will prevent sagging, ensuring your graphic is smooth with a finished look that gets noticed.

You can easily add grommets with the LexJet Grommet Machine, made of durable cast iron that was built to last. The self-piercing feature cuts the hole and sets the grommets simultaneously and includes a #2 die.

Pole Pockets

Pole pockets are created by folding over a small portion of the top and/or bottom of a banner and sewing that section using industrial strength thread, creating pockets for poles to be inserted into the banner material to be displayed. Pole banners are a rigid alternative that prevents graphics distortion and sagging by allowing the banner’s weight to be distributed evenly.

This finishing option makes the mobility of banners a possibility by allowing them to be carried during processions, parades, or any other event where mobility is needed. It’s an ideal solution for storefront banners that protrude from a wall, like flags, that can be seen by passersby. They are commonly used on streets, lamp posts, and around various types of campuses. Aside from rigid poles, rope or dowels can also be used to hold the banner in place.

Banner Tape

If sewing or stitching is not an option you find too appealing, consider a nifty alternative- banner tape. One popular and effective solution is hemming 3” to 4” edges with LexJet TigerTape Banner Tape, specifically designed for heavier banner substrates.

The tape is a double-sided, super-aggressive tape used for hemming banners that is stronger and more cost-effective than sewing. It’s the preferred process for banners created using inkjet technology. TigerTape Banner Tape consists of clear polyester film coated on both sides with a specially-formulated permanent acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive. The tape utilizes a densified Kraft paper release liner. This tape is designed for bonding applications requiring resistance to plasticizers, solvents, and high temperatures.

Power Tabs

Made of high-strength composite film, LexJet Promo-Point PowerTabs® are stronger than grommets and are a great option for extra durability. This new and unique design allows sign shops to make strong yet inexpensive banner blanks instantly in their own shop. They are less conspicuous than grommets with their thin profile and blend into the banner substrate for a more pleasing visual effect. They are available in regular size for outdoor banners, mini size for indoor or light duty outdoor use, in white, and now in crystal clear for full-color digital banners.

Banner Material

Create durable and colorful double-sided banners with the HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blockout Banner, perfect for long-lasting indoor displays to demanding outdoor display conditions. This heavy-duty matte banner produces water- and tear-resistant prints, with double-sided construction allowing the banner to lay flat and resist curl in various environments.

The polyester scrim reinforcement provides excellent rip-stop qualities and extra strength when grommeting. It provides excellent durability and fine image resolution for banners that will be viewed up close. And thanks to the 100% opaque blockout layer, you can print graphics on both sides without show-through, maximizing your message. This solution is excellent for indoor and outdoor signs and graphics, banner stands, POP displays, and hanging banners.

The HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blackout Banner is compatible with solvent, latex, and UV curable printers.

Whatever banner finishing solution fits you best, we have the products you need to achieve professional results. To learn more, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit lexjet.com.

 

A Competitive Solution From the Brand You Trust

If you’ve been waiting for a low-cost canvas solution for your high-volume business, then the wait is over! Welcome the NEW HP Production Matte Canvas, the latest addition to the HP canvas portfolio. This 3-in core canvas is designed for production-oriented printing and offers a bright white, slightly textured matte finish, perfect for creating stunning fine art reproductions and high-end retail signage.

With the HP Production Matte Canvas, you can achieve sharp detail and accurate color that will produce color-stable images with vivid, long-lasting colors. This durable polyester canvas base is lightweight and easy to handle, making it an ideal choice for any print shop.

Optimized for HP DesignJet printers, this canvas provides a smooth and trouble-free printing experience, ensuring consistency and reliability. And it’s compatible with a wide variety of popular liquid laminates, making it even more versatile.

HP Production Matte Canvas is ideal for retail print shops, art reproduction houses, and graphics-oriented print service providers. Its high-quality output and affordable price make it the perfect solution for all your décor art reproduction and high-end retail signage needs.

Don’t wait any longer – start producing stunning prints today with HP Production Matte Canvas. Click here for size options and to place your order now.

Immerse yourself in innovation at EFI™ Ignite

Are you looking for ideas to grow your business and increase profits? Join us and immerse yourself in innovation at EFIIgnite on March 2.

Super-size your potential as you see the latest wide-format and super wide-format print technology in action. Experience live demonstrations of hybrid, roll-to-roll, and soft signage printers and discover new applications that will drive profits.

Get inspired at EFIIgnite at EFI’s Global Inkjet Innovation Center in Londonderry, New Hampshire, on March 2, 2023. Here’s a glimpse of some of the solutions being featured.

The EFI Pro 32r+ Printer is ideal if you want to up your game with more capacity. Imagine doing more with 16,404 square feet (5,000 square meters) per month. Build growth as you offer customers a wider range of applications including white, textiles, and double-sided on a variety of substrates. Lower your running costs and power bills thanks to better ink consumption.

Searching for soft signage printing that meets your application needs? Consider EFI VUTEk FabriVU 340i+. This dye-sub printer offers a wide application range like exhibit, backlit and front lit graphics, retail fixture wraps, block-out banners, flags, as well as fabric interior décor. Expect production level speeds with outstanding image quality. Want to increase productivity? The 340i+ offers direct print to fabric; sublimate inline in one step with production runs that are immediately ready for finishing and shipping.

Want to future-proof your business with a powerful competitive edge? The EFI™ VUTEk® h Series represents a new generation of super wide-format hybrid inkjet printers. With every job, they provide your business with unmatched levels of reliability, serviceability, ease of use, functionality, quality, productivity and expandability.

Take your business beyond speed and quality with new EFI™ VUTEk® Q Series roll-to-roll LED printers. These printers were developed to bring you the highest image quality at the highest rated speeds in the industrial roll-to-roll printer market.

Discover EFI’s latest inkjet printing innovations that will ignite your business with brilliant capabilities.

Registration closed.

Agenda:

March 1

5:30 PM Welcome cocktail reception at Foundry Restaurant

March 2

8:00 AM Check in and continental breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome

8:45 AM Wide format graphic printing trends 2023

9:30 AM Tour of the EFI™ Inkjet facility

10:15 AM Make the move to production-level hybrid printing.

11:15 AM The power of true flatbed printers

11:45 AM Up your game with the EFI Pro 32r+ roll-to-roll printer

12:15 PM Lunch

1:15 PM More soft signage capabilities with the EFI VUTEk® FabriVU® 340i+

1:45 PM Reduce media costs, increase printer throughput and free up your staff with the Fiery® Display Graphics Suite

2:15 PM Build a stronger, more profitable business with EFI IQ™

2:45 PM New applications and new opportunities powered by digital inkjet.

3:15 PM Break

3:30 PM Go beyond with the EFI VUTEk Q Series roll-to-roll printers’ complete print to finished graphic workflow.

4:00 PM The EFI VUTEk h Series: Your next competitive edge. Right here. Right now.

 

Customer Stories: Finding the Silver Lining

Wasting time is precisely the challenge Richard Forschino, owner of Coastal Giclee and Supplies, was facing when his fine art reproduction business in Carmel, California, grew and demanded faster production. He recognized that opportunity was knocking at his door, and something had to change with his workflow to accommodate his new business stream.

Before he started his business, Richard and his wife, Delia Bradford, a well-known Impressionist artist, invested in costly printed art to be sold at art shows and festivals. At their first event, Richard recalls, “It started to drizzle, and the ink ran off the canvases that we spent a lot of money for. So, we started researching equipment and the process.” What many may see as a significant setback and unfortunate event, Richard and Delia looked for the silver lining that turned out to be a profitable business opportunity.

In the early days of his printing business, Richard relied on the equipment and media that were available at the time. He remembers the old media “had to be coated before being stretched. It was a huge process, very labor intensive… I had a flood coater. You had to print a whole roll at a time… it was costly.”

He also remembers the difficulty with the old printers during cold weather.  When the canvas got cold, the preheater warmed up the canvas, and certain ones would bubble up, causing head strikes. After some growing pains and time, Richard discovered EPSON’s introduction of an eco-solvent printer into the market, and he knew this was the solution he had been waiting for.

Richard invests in the EPSON line of printers and raves about the performance and speed of the SureColor® S80600 and its impact on his shop’s productivity and workflow. “It runs like a champ…This one’s phenomenal.”

He also discovered the Elements Polished Bianco Bright White Gloss Canvas SUV, which turned out to be a winning combination, “It’s just print and go and stretch and go. The Polished Bianco has the added feature of drying very, very quickly, we don’t have to wait very long.” The Polished Bianco has become Richard’s go-to canvas for his business and Delia’s art gallery. “It has a really nice, rich gloss level… color gamut is amazing… I’m not seeing any pulled threads through the canvas, which I’ve found in the past in many other brands.”

Coastal Giclee and Supplies has enjoyed tremendous success with the EPSON® SureColor® S80600 printer and Elements Polished Bianco Canvas, giving Richard and his staff the ability to provide high-quality art prints to artists, photographers, companies on the west coast and Hawaii, as well as local customers.

Richard and Delia could have allowed that rainy day to put a damper on their future plans, but instead, they used that experience as an opportunity to search for a solution that changed their business forecast for decades!

To learn more about the EPSON line of printers and our Elements Portfolio, click below or contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Wide Format Success Made Easy

Wish you could take your printing to the next level to build on your success? Imagine if you could try a wide-format printer to make sure it’s the right equipment to best suit your needs. Discover Mimaki’s exclusive Buy It, Try It, Love It.

Buy It, Try It, Love It1 allows you to experience printing on your new equipment at your workplace for up to 90 days. Experience a new Mimaki printer from the 330 lineup. 330 Series is a flagship model that combines Mimaki Engineering’s technological expertise of over 20 years to deliver beautiful image quality achievable at high printing speed.

Gift yourself increased productivity and profit for 2023! There’s never been a better time to invest in your growth by purchasing a new Mimaki printer. Learn more here.

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