LexJet’s 2018 Holiday Hours

With the holidays upon us, we want to make sure you know our shipping schedule so you can plan your on-hand inventory for the rest of the year:

  • Thanksgiving – LexJet will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23
  • Christmas – We will be closing at Noon ET on Monday, Dec. 24 and closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25
  • New Year’s – We will be closing at Noon ET on Monday, Dec. 31 and closed New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

As always, you can order online during the holiday hours, but please note that any orders placed online will not ship until the next available business day.

The holidays are peak season for UPS, which can mean extended lead times for ground shipping. You can find the UPS year-end shipping schedule HERE.

If you have any questions, please call us at 800-453-9538 or visit us online at LexJet.com.

#Fredrix150Canvas Winners Announced!

We’re excited to join Fredrix to announce the winners of the Fredrix 150th Anniversary social media contest! All of these creative printers sent us images of canvas prints in various stages of completion. We love the variety in images, colors, finishing and more!

  • Spartan Printing Press
  • George S. Kelley
  • Frame By Frame
  • Jack Paton
  • Art City Frame Co
  • Bluebird Imaging
  • Daniel G. Walczyk
  • Pugbully Studio

Each of these winners will receive a roll of Fredrix Print Canvas of their choosing — that’s $4,000 worth of U.S.-made canvas! (If your name is listed above, please email us with your contact information so we can help you redeem your prize. Include “Fredrix Contest” in your email subject line.)

To see all the entries in the contest, just search #Fredrix150Canvas on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Thank you to everyone who participated and posted images! Your work is inspiring! Click on the pictures below to view the entire image.

 

LexJet Named a 2018 Digital Output Top 50 Readers’ Choice

Once again, LexJet has been named to Digital Output’s Top 50 Readers’ Choice list! Every year, Digital Output magazine uses its lead generation system to determine reader interest in vendors and products, based on editorial content and advertisements.

“We’re so honored and appreciative to be included again in this prestigious list of industry leaders,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President. “Our focus on introducing innovative products, connecting and collaborating with our customers and developing our sales team and industry relationships has surely helped Digital Output’s readers recognize us year after year.”

Featured in the November issue of the magazine are three LexJet products released over the past year:

  • LexJet Flex Tek 170g, a PVC-free, multi-functional non-woven technical fabric that can be used in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, such as canvas wraps or banners.
  • LexJet InFuze Multipurpose Dye Sublimation Paper, a medium-weight transfer paper with a microporous coating that is ideal for a wide range of sublimation substrates, such as mugs, promotional items, banners, skis or snowboards.
  • Fredrix 558 Raw Canvas Natural, an attractive alternative to typical polyester fabrics, with an extremely soft, authentic hand feel compared to other digitally printable canvas media.

“These products answer the call for many customers who are looking for versatile, high-quality media products,” Lambert says. “We’ve also launched some other very hot products, including a line of HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate products. We’ve also made some major alignments with world-class manufacturers, including ChromaLuxe, with its award-winning outdoor products, and EnduraFab, which just received acoustic rating for several of its textiles. We believe this upcoming year will bring even more exciting launches and innovations!”

SGIA Recap: Connecting Customers to the Latest Innovations

Looking back at the 2018 SGIA Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we can’t help but recognize all the innovation and exciting launches the show had to offer to the 22,000-plus attendees of the show. The chatter in the LexJet booth focused on major trends like augmented reality, printable fabric and the launch of the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line.

“A lot of people were looking for fabric — and not just for dye-sub, but for latex and solvent, too,” says Nichole Danzig, LexJet sales representative. “I also had someone who owns a music company looking for an acoustic-rated printable fabric — and we happen to have the EnduraFab, which just received acoustic rating.”

Using AR to visualize banner prints.

Prior to the show, we partnered with Big Picture magazine to create a print ad that included augmented reality in its October edition. In our booth, we showed how our AR app can help print shops visualize equipment, such as printers and cutters, in their shops. Plus, they can use the app to display how certain signage will look in a space, and they could “look inside” our display walls to see how they were constructed.

“Several dozen people got to experience the AR app developed specifically for the show, and the response was overwhelmingly positive,” says Jason Nelson, who heads up augmented reality for LexJet’s parent company, S-One. “People were very enthusiastic about the potential of AR, the ease of using the experience we developed and the opportunities this technology could create for their company.”

Digitally printed fabrics from Kornit.

We were thrilled to feature some great, cutting-edge products from our partners, including the award-winning, printable metal panels at ChromaLuxe and high-end wallcoverings at Vescom, and we ventured out to the creative booths by Kornit, Palram, Fredrix and HP.

“I was really blown away by the fabric selections and the quality, and how big the crowds seem to be around them, especially for apparel,” Danzig says.

SGIA was a great opportunity to continue discussions about LexJet’s focus on customer intimacy. “A lot of people responded well to the fact that we help them with every aspect of their business,” Danzig says. “We help them with market trends, consolidate inventory, keeping cost down — we’re not just selling them products.”

LexJet’s Matt Bailey and Brian Feeney demonstrate the GOframe stretcher bar system.

Fellow LexJet sales specialist Matt Bailey agreed: “I had one guy ask me the best way to sell dye-sub to his customers, in regards to the ChromaLuxe metal panels, which is a really great question,” he says. “You have to focus on the quality. Sure, you can get a UV print on metal, but the quality is not as good as dye-sub to metal. You have to think of it as a piece of art.”

We showcased two major launches from our partners at HP, including the competitively priced HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line of products as well as the SGIA Product of the Year, Textiles-Canvas award-winning HP Recycled Satin Canvas.

“The price point was big with the vinyl,” Bailey says. “They couldn’t afford not to consider it. Those savings will really add up over the course of the year. If you’re buying by the pallet, you’re going to save a ton.”

If you missed SGIA, give us a call at 800-453-9538 to learn about all the top launches and product trends we featured.

 

SGIA Expo Show Specials Extended!

Last week was the final SGIA Expo before it morphs into Print United next year, and we have to say: You went out with a bang! We wanted to keep the party going a little longer by extending our show specials on the all new HP Adhesive Vinyl line.

If you were at the show, you saw the new HP products in action on the large divider walls in the LexJet booth. The dizzying optical illusion graphics were definitely a conversation starter!

We’ve got a limited supply of the following products, so call 800-453-9538* to get them at these super-low prices while supplies last:

Get 1 roll of these vinyl or laminate products for $99 (or 1 of each for $198):

You can learn more about the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line at LexJet.com. While you’re there, check out the HP Vinyl Decision Guide, which will help you discover the recommended vinyl and laminate products for your next project. The vinyls work great on a variety of applications, such as trailers and box trucks, outdoor signage, transit vehicles, labels/decals, POP and trade shows or indoor windows.

If you have any questions on how HP Adhesive Vinyl or Laminates can help grow your business, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

*Offer available for call-in orders only; while supplies last; one roll of a vinyl and laminate per customer

Celebrating International Print Day #IPD18

We could not think of a better time to celebrate International Print Day! In the midst of trade show season, we’ve definitely embraced this year’s #IPD18 theme: Collaboration.

HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP

You’ll find plenty of collaboration in our SGIA Expo booth #1185 in Las Vegas. We partnered with HP, Epson and Canon to bring you the latest printer technology, as well as new media options like the new line of HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminates, award-winning HP Recycled Satin Canvas, LexJet Flex Tek, ChromaLuxe EXT, EnduraFab and more. Plus, we collaborated with Big Picture magazine to create an augmented reality ad in their latest issue. We’re also creating some awesome AR experiences in the booth. Don’t miss it!

We also just launched a super cool social media contest with our partners at Fredrix, the world-renowned canvas maker, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year. Fredrix is giving away $4,000 in canvas rolls, so be sure you get in on the action, too. Contest is open until Oct. 31, 2018. Read more here.

When you get back from SGIA, sign up for the HP Latex Academy webinar, during which we partner with HP printer expert, John Stevens. It’s a one-hour session on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 11 a.m. EST that will be sure to help you decide on your next printer purchase. Sign up here.

Package printing displayed at Labelexpo

We couldn’t let a blog about collaboration go by without mentioning our sister company, S-OneLP, which just had an awesome time at Labelexpo. The team collaborated with some artisan food brands as well as some label/packaging print service providers to create a marketplace theme in their booth, showcasing all new, enhanced packaging printing. Check out the show wrap-up here.

What have been some of your best collaborations this year? Tell us in the comments below or on social media using the hashtag #IPD18!