Printing Industry Declares War on Germs

We all want to feel safe, right? That is especially true in 2020 as COVID-19 continues to be a huge presence around the world. You’ve, no doubt, seen the images of the grocery store, showing aisles of paper towels, toilet paper, and hand sanitizer completely sold out. Protecting yourself and customers from potentially harmful, and even deadly, viruses, diseases and bacteria has become more important than ever. Well, out of necessity comes innovation. Several companies in the print and packaging industry are capitalizing and unveiling antimicrobial products.

We’re talking about antimicrobial paper, antimicrobial wipes, antimicrobial ink, and even antimicrobial varnish.  It’s not exactly a new concept. You can find references online to antimicrobial products dating back as far as 2007. But, with health experts announcing new safety measures almost daily, our personal care has never been more important, and the demand has never been higher. Remember when it was considered “state of the art” that an Apple iPod could hold 50 songs? That’s almost laughable now. And I’m not talking about some of the songs you might have downloaded back then.

Quite simply, the technology is light years more advanced. That’s why companies within the print and packaging business keep trying to build a better mousetrap. Marabu is the latest company to develop an antimicrobial product. It’s an additive that’s put in its Clearshield Coating, designed to protect you from bacteria, viruses, and other disgusting microorganisms.  We’ve got more details about Mara Ban HERE.

There’s even more antimicrobial products in development across the industry and you’ll see some of them very soon. It will, no doubt, add tons of money to bottom lines everywhere. But will also do something even better; give customers the peace of mind that industry leaders care about their health and safety.

Now Available: HP 13-oz Prime Gloss and Matte Banner

The new HP 13-oz Prime Gloss Banner and HP 13-oz Prime Matte Banner is perfect for high-quality indoor and outdoor banners. It is compatible with, latex, solvent, eco-solvent, UV curable, and screen printing. The scrim reinforcement offers additional durability when finished with grommets.

This cost-effective banner offers the high quality you expect from HP Prime Vinyl. “We know the industry already sees the value in HP Prime Adhesive Vinyl,” says Justin Lehman, VP of LexJet Sales. “We know they will have the same positive experience with the new HP 13-oz Prime Banner.”

Single roll pricing is highly competitive at $0.14/sf., and mix-and-match pricing ($0.125/sf) is also available on 20+ rolls when you contact a LexJet sales specialist.

Specifications:

  • 1000 x 1000 denier
  • Face out
  • PVC coated
  • NFPA701 – Flame Resistance
  • Heat sealable (weldable)
  • 38-in, 54-in, and 63-in widths

This cost-effective banner offers the high quality you expect from HP Prime Vinyl.

If you would like more information on HP 13-oz Prime Gloss and Matte Banner, contact a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

ICYMI: Catch up on the Let’s Go Educational Series

Over the last few weeks, LexJet has partnered with experts from all facets of the printing industry to bring you the informative series Let’s Go. If you missed any or want to catch them again, you can see the full library HERE.

Choose from these previous sessions:

  • Onyx TruFit Software
  • Vinyl Application Demos
  • Squid Window Textile
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Dye-sub Applications
  • Latex Print & Cut

Stay tuned for future events with other industry experts and hear from some of your favorite LexJet representatives. For more information, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit us at LexJet.com.

Introducing: New LexJet Premium Satin Photo Paper

In response to demand in the market for a premium cost-effective aqueous photo paper, we’re excited to announce the new, 9.5 mil Premium Satin Photo Paper (240 gm). It is a heavy-weight, resin-coated paper for quality fine art and photography reproduction that’s compatible with pigment and dye printers from EPSON, Canon, HP, and more.

Until now, print houses that use aqueous technology for high-volume printing would often sacrifice quality over price. With the new Premium Satin Photo paper, the results are high quality at a high-volume price and is an ideal option for large-volume fine art décor printers.

Product Highlights:

  • Available in pallet quantities
  • Heavy-weight, bright white satin surface
  • Water-resistant to protect against damage from everyday use
  • Applications: art reproductions, fine-art photography, large-volume décor printing

To learn more about this product, and for help with printer profiles, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

Just Announced: 8 mil Production Satin Price Reduction

LexJet is happy to announce a price reduction on 8 Mil Production Satin Photo Paper, one of our most popular aqueous products. Even more good news: you can now buy in pallet quantities and save as much as $.10/sf off original MSRP.

Production Satin Photo paper is a microporous coated paper, that dries instantly, making it perfect for short-turnaround times and high-volume orders. The satin finish provides a more natural look to images that feature facial close-ups and minimizes the risk of glare on prints that will be displayed under bright lights.

It can be used on all types of aqueous inkjet printers, whether they use dye or pigment inks or thermal or piezo printheads, and it is engineered for the latest ink sets, including Canon LUCIA PRO, Epson UltraChrome PRO, and HP Vivera.

If you have questions, please give us a call at 800-453-9538, or order online at LexJet.com and watch your Edge rewards add up.

Resources You Need Now to Plan, Prepare & Print!

To stay on top of all the resources LexJet is providing during and after the effects of coronavirus, hop over to our COVID-19 Resources Page. You’ll want to bookmark this page and check back often for updates, fresh tips and new inspiration for how to help your community, keep your business moving and get a leg up on the competition once everyone returns to work.

We’ve provided a ton of resources for you, including:

  • Inspiring customer stories
  • Tips for essential print products you can create
  • Small business loan details
  • Inspiring and instructional videos
  • The latest product information

We’re so inspired by what the print community has been able to achieve, and we continue to support you. Please call us at 800-453-9538 if we can help you in any way.