LexJet Announces a New Partnership with EFI, Bringing Customers New Opportunities

When it comes to improving efficiency and productivity, many print service providers usually increase the number of printers in their shops. Starting Oct. 1, there will be more options available from LexJet: EFI roll-to-roll and flatbed printers. One EFI wide-format printer can help you reduce energy costs by carrying the same workload as more than five signage printers.

With flatbed and hybrid printers, you can print direct-to-substrate, which will help reduce media cost and inventory and give you the opportunity to explore non-traditional opportunities such as flooring and rubber mats, ceramic tiles, tabletops, and seating decorations.

With roll-to-roll, flatbed, and hybrid printers available, the choice depends on which applications you want to produce:

  • EFI Pro 32r+ Printer is a traditional roll-to-roll printer that offers dual-roll printing. The double rolls and the ability to print over 2,000 sf/hour means increased productivity.
  • EFI Pro 30f Printer (120-in x 80-in bed) and Pro 24f Printer (96-in x 48-in bed) are true flatbeds for rigid substrates. They also have accurate media registration for layered printing, and you can print double-sided with easy registration marks.
  • EFI Pro 16h Printer is the best of both worlds. This hybrid printer gives you the flexibility to offer jobs on both rigid substrates and roll media. The transition time between options only takes a few minutes, which means minimal downtime.
  • EFI H1625-SD Printer and EFI H1625-RS Printer offer specialized applications like roadway safety signage (RS) or digital thermoforming (SD).

If you are interested in learning more about opportunities with EFI printers, contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

About EFI

EFI is leading the transformation from analog to digital imaging with scalable, digital, award-winning products. EFI develops breakthrough technologies for the manufacturing of signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles, and personalized documents, with a wide range of printers, inks, digital front ends, and a comprehensive business and production workflow suite that transforms and streamlines the entire production process, increasing your competitiveness and boosting productivity.

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.

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.