A Cut Above

The latest edition of LexJet BrandUP features a Florida business owner, looking to “steak” his claim with his own butcher shop. Prime Butcher Shoppe just outside of Tampa features some of the best cuts of meat in the state.

Pepe Manzanares has a family history in the industry; his brother and father both own their own shops. But he wanted to carve out his own niche with Prime Butcher Shoppe so he came to LexJet for help. Just like you trust your butcher to find that perfect cut of filet mignon, Manzanares and all of our customers trust LexJet to provide solutions to turn his dream into a reality. Here’s a list of the solutions we used in his project:

– General Formulations 232 WindowmarkTM Perforated Vinyl – 50/50

– HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP

– HP Prime Gloss Air GR

LexJet 8 Mil Absolute Backlit 

HP Prime Gloss CP

– LexJet 2 Mil Dry Erasable Gloss Laminate

Watch the video to see what Prime Butcher Shoppe looks like now, and listen to how Pepe Manzanares is trying to making a positive impact on his neighborhood. Then click the link to see our other BrandUP projects and see how LexJet’s wide array of solutions have been put to use in other projects, transforming their communities.

Now Available: ONYX Go and ONYX 21

ONYX Graphics, a leading software solutions provider for the digital inkjet wide-format print industry, recently announced Onyx Go, a new month-to-month subscription service, as well as the release of ONYX 21, the current edition of their full suite of RIP products.

ONYX Go adds to the already versatile ONYX portfolio of RIP software. This new monthly subscription service is designed for print service providers who need access to the latest updates to meet customer needs. There are two options available: ONYX Go Lite and ONYX Go Plus.

  • ONYX Go Lite offers one printer permission, unlimited roll-to-roll cutter support, and two Adobe PDF Print Engine RIPs.
  • ONYX Go Plus offers a wider variety of color management and production tools and permissions for two printers.

To learn more and to find out which subscription service is right for your shop, visit our ONYX Go resource page.

In addition to ONYX Go, ONYX 21, the most up-to-date version of the RIP software, is now available. Version 21 introduces new tools for a faster, easier way to match color using Swatch Books 2.0, streamlines tile-job workflows with PDF tile maps, and provides new dynamic print label capabilities.

The new ONYX solutions – ONYX Go and ONYX 21 – are certified for the new HP Latex 700 and 800 printers.

If you have questions about ONYX 21 or ONYX Go, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538.

LexJet Reviews: Sustainable Programs and Products

Just in time for Earth Day, C.J. Forker returns for a new edition of LexJet Reviews focusing on sustainable products and programs. From media with special certifications to recycling programs, these options will help you start seeing green.

Media Solutions:

LexJet Print-n-Stick Fabric – A popular choice for those DIY projects to high-end wall décor, this low-tack, self-adhesive fabric is not only PVC-free, but also free of other harmful chemicals which means fewer emissions, less harmful waste, and a better solution for the environment.

ChromaLuxe – Proudly made in America, nearly every part of the ChromaLuxe manufacturing process – from the factory itself to the coating; from the fiberboard to the panels – is considered sustainable. The company also has a commitment to recycling, which means less waste and fewer harmful emissions.

HP PVC-free Durable Smooth and Durable Suede Wall Papers – These wallcoverings are popular for designers looking to create colorful murals while capturing high-definition details. Because both are UL Greenguard Gold certified – they produce much lower levels of emissions – they are safe for sensitive environments like hospitals and schools. Additionally, HP PVC-Free Durable Smooth Wallpaper is FSC-certified, which means it is responsibly harvested timber that is selectively cut, rather than from industrialists who clear-cut forests.

HP 15-oz Prime Double-sided Blockout Banner and 18-oz Prime Double-sided Pole Banner – The perfect solutions for long-lasting indoor displays or applications that will be displayed in demanding outdoor conditions are these two newest banners available from LexJet. These durable banners offer an opaque blockout layer for double-sided printing. Both are REACH and Prop 65 compliant, which means there are no harmful emissions.

Sustainable Programs:

LexJet Ink Cartridge Recycling – The new ink cartridge recycling program is easy. Simply go to the resource page and fill out the information. Download the prepaid shipping labels and schedule a UPS pickup. It’s as simple as that. All OEM brands and sizes are accepted, from wide format to desktop. Right now, we are not accepting toner tubes, toner bottles, or generic cartridges New research shows 375-million ink cartridges are thrown away every year and this new program gives customers an alternative so the cartridges don’t end up in a landfill.

HP Take-back Program – This long-running program aims to cut down on waste and put those raw materials to good use. Since 1987, when the program began, HP has recovered over 2.3 billion pounds. To read more about HP’s sustainable impact, you can see a full report HERE. This simple and environmentally sound take-back program offers consumers and business customers the ability to return and recycle any brand of computing hardware as well as many HP media products.

To learn more about these products and programs, visit our LexJet Reviews library, give us a call at 800-453-9538, or visit LexJet.com.

The Click & Win Image Awards Closeout the Click & Print Event

On Monday, Mar. 29, the virtual doors opened to the LexJet Click & Print Event sponsored by Canon. All week, attendees heard from professional photographers like Joel Grimes, Bob Davis, Gary Hughes, and others, as they discussed their own experiences in the world of photography.

These current and former Explorers of Light discussed everything from setting up the perfect indoor lighting to capturing the perfect image using only natural light. Throughout the week, they answered your questions during live Q&A sessions.

The Event also offered software and finishing solutions, to help you capture, create, and print with Canon.

To close out the week, Canon’s Pete Wright, keynote speakers Gary Hughes and Jeff Bowman, and PPA judges Cheri and Dennis Hammon offered their critiques and insights into the Sunset’s Click & Win Awards. Over 50 images were chosen to go to the final judging, where each image was scored. When a judge felt it was necessary, he or she challenged the scores and they discussed, in detail, why they scored the way they did.

After the discussion, jury chairperson Dennis Hammon would ask all the judges to score again. If you’ve never entered a photo competition, this was a great opportunity to see and hear how the judging happens.

The response to the Click & Win Image Awards was incredible, with over 600 submissions for all categories. We’ve created a gallery of all the submissions, so you can check them out and find your favorite, and to see the top three for each category, click on the above video.

If you missed the judges’ decision, here’s a recap of the winners of each category and the overall “Best in Show”:

  • Fine Art/Composite: Kimberly Smith – “Well, Hello There”
  • Portrait: Kimberly Smith – “Cameo”
  • Wedding: Dwight Okumoto – “Elegance”
  • Wildlife/Landscape: Kenneth Martin – “Sacred Lands of the Navajo”
  • Best in Show – Kimberly Smith – “Well, Hello There”

If you’d like to watch a replay of your favorite session or catch any of the ones you missed, all are available on demand. Also, until April 16, unlock the special savings of up to $3,996 off MSRP on Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers when you visit the show. For more information or to contact a LexJet sales specialist, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

 

Click & Win Submissions

The Easy Way to Recycle Ink Cartridges

They say nothing in life is easy. Well, “they” haven’t tried LexJet’s new ink cartridge recycling program. When you visit our new recycling headquarters, participating in the program is as easy as 1-2-3!

Once you have your box of OEM cartridges (20 lb. minimum), just follow these easy steps:

1) Fill out the information
2) Download the prepaid labels
3) Schedule a UPS pick-up

Arrangements can be made for pallet shipping if you have more than 100 cartridges.

All OEM brands and sizes are accepted, from wide format to desktop. At this time, we cannot accept toner tubes, toner bottles, or generic cartridges.

According to A Greener Refill, more than 375 million cartridges are discarded every year. With this new program, we can offer an easy-to-use, environmentally responsible way to recycle empty cartridges and help reduce that number.

If you have questions about the new recycling program, you can visit our resource page or contact a LexJet representative at 800-453-9538.

LexJet Reviews: Hot Products to Watch in 2021

In this edition of LexJet Reviews, C.J. Forker discusses a few of our customers’ favorites, making them some of the hottest products to watch in 2021.

From signage to photo panels to temporary banners, here are the products that will help keep you at the head of the class, this year:
HP Adhesive Vinyl – The products in the HP adhesive vinyl portfolio have been some of the hottest since their release in 2019. Customers say that the vinyl line delivers the consistency, performance, and image quality they expect from the HP brand.

HP Prime Banner – Unveiled last year, the HP Prime banner family quickly became another line of products our customers can’t resist. Available in 13-oz matte and gloss, 15-oz blockout, and 18-oz pole banner, these products are perfect for long-standing indoor displays or outdoor displays and offer extra durability.

ChromaLuxe Photo Panels – Using dye-sub technology, this high-end alternative to photographic paper helps your images stand out in the crowd. While there are similar products widely available in the market, very few can match the combination of color, durability, and diversity that ChromaLuxe panels offer.

To learn more about these hot products, visit our LexJet Reviews library, give us a call at 800-453-9538, or visit LexJet.com.