LexJet Replay: The Top Five Products and Programs of 2021

2021 was an exciting year because of new printers introduced to the market, and some of our popular programs returned while we launched new ones. Read on to find out about LexJet’s top five products and programs of the year.

brandUP is Back – After a nearly two-year hiatus, brandUP was back in 2021. When Pepe Manzanares was looking to open his butcher shop just outside of Tampa, he came to LexJet to help him create the perfect atmosphere for the high-end Prime Butcher Shoppe.

The team at LexJet used a variety of HP Adhesive Vinyl products and other media suitable for indoor and outdoor signage to help Manzanares achieve the shop’s signature look.

We look forward to getting back in the community in 2022 to bring you more brandUP features. Learn More

Elements Canvas Portfolio – One of the newest brands available from LexJet is Elements, an additional option for high-end products that helps our clients keep their costs low and increase profitability.

The first three Elements Collections available are:

  • Gemstone Collection – Brilliant Quality
  • Quarry Collection – Rock Solid Performance
  • Boundless Collection – Art without Limits

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Ink Cartridge Recycling – Over 375-million ink cartridges end up in landfills every year. LexJet is taking steps to reverse that trend. This year, we introduced our ink recycling program. Collect your cartridges; once you get 20 lbs., fill out the form and send them in. Easy as 1-2-3! Learn More

The LexJet Experience – In 2021, we wanted to create a unique online environment for our customers, and we did just that with The LexJet Experience. We teamed up with over three dozen partners to bring you the products and information you want in an experience you won’t believe.

An immersive virtual space, The LexJet Experience allows you to get up close and personal with new technology and new products and hear from some of the experts in the industry.

No suits, no shoes, no problem because The LexJet Experience is always open and easy to access from your home or office. Learn More

Mactac Available at LexJet – This year, we introduced several Mactac products to the lineup, bringing local distribution of some of their most beloved wide-format media to our customers. Check out the popular lines of floor, wall, and window solutions available from LexJet. Learn More

We had a wonderfully busy year introducing you to new printers, products, and programs, and we can’t wait to see what 2022 has in store. Thank you for your continued support of LexJet through the years, and we look forward to working with you next year.

LexJet Replay: The Top Five Printer Introductions of 2021

This past year, LexJet had the opportunity to introduce some exciting new technology to the market. From the first HP Latex with white ink to the first aqueous printer with fluorescent ink, let’s take a look back at the top five printers to make a splash in 2021:

The Canon Colorado 1630 UVgel, is a 64-in roll-to-roll printer that offers outstanding productivity with fast output speed and no dry time, speeding up your workflow.

The new Canon Colorado 1630 is the smart investment choice for print service providers looking for a cost-effective solution to meet their current and future business needs. With speeds up to 1,195/sq.ft. per hour, PSPs can offer a quick turnaround on those last-minute, just-in-time orders.  Learn More

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series is the first aqueous printer to bring extra POP with fluorescent pink ink. These printers feature Canon’s unique Radiant Infusion, which layers the newly developed Fluorescent Pink Ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing creating bright and soft color reproduction.

Print service providers can create high-impact graphic posters, wall art, and custom pop art. Artists, retailers, and entertainment venues are just a few of the customers who frequently purchase tailored graphics with vivid neon and fluorescent colors. Learn More

The EFI Pro 30h is a 3.2-meter (126-in) printer with flatbed and roll-to-roll capabilities. It is an entry-level production printer that offers superior image quality, versatility, and productivity at a competitive price point and prints on a wide variety of substrates in a wide variety of applications.

The Pro 30h is designed for commercial printers, sign shops, and in-plant printers who would like to expand into high-value specialty substrates and popular applications such as wall coverings, décor, and signage, and print directly to rigid substrates. Learn More

Epson SureColor R5070L and R5070 are the first in Epson’s resin technology line. Designed to keep up with fast-paced print shops, they offer immediate lamination, user-replaceable PrecisionCore® printheads, and ultra-low-cost inks.

This 64-in roll-to-roll signage printer features multi-purpose resin ink and provides professional-quality wallpapers, fabrics, uncoated papers, and traditional signage at remarkable speeds. The SureColor R5070L has bulk ink capabilities with 3-liter tanks, while the R5070 offers 1.5-liter ink packs. Learn More

With the HP Latex 700, Latex 700W, Latex 800, and Latex 800W, HP completely reimagined its Latex portfolio. From the addition of white ink in the “W” series to the inclusion of recycled materials in the printer and recyclable outer ink cartridges, HP has improved the printer’s output and overall sustainability.

The 700/700W series use 1-liter inks and are ideal for PSPs using solvent, UV, and Latex who want to extend their applications to win high-value signage jobs with HP Latex printing.

The 800/800W series use 3-liter inks and are perfect for mid-to large-size PSPs using solvent, UV, and Latex who want to extend their applications to win high-value signage jobs with HP Latex printing. Learn More

Are you interested in digging deeper into these new printers? Contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-4LEXJET (800-453-9538) today.

Hahnemühle Receives “Brand of the Century” for 2022

For the third straight time, Hahnemühle was named “Brand of the Century” by an advisory board of top brand experts. The fine art brand is over 400 years old and will celebrate the 25th anniversary of digital fine art papers next year.

As “Brand of the Century,” Hahnemühle is represented in the globally recognized trademark register ‘German Standards’. The ‘Brand Bible’ is published every three years by the renowned publishing house DIE ZEIT and presents around 200 traditional and innovative German brands.

Jan Wölfle, CEO of Hahnemühle Group, is excited about what the award means for the company and the industry. “The award is a first-class label for our new business unit ‘Stationery’ and a unique selling point in the industry of life science/filtration sector. In 2022, we as ‘Brand of the Century’ will also celebrate our invention of Digital FineArt papers for inkjet printing 25 years ago,” says Wölfle.

From watercolors to black and whites to canvas, you can find a paper and texture to fit your needs. To see why Hahnemühle products are classified as “Brand of the Century” worthy, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit us online at LexJet.com

Join Us as LexJet Celebrates America Recycles Day

Today is the 24th anniversary of America Recycles Day (aka National Recycling Day). While recycling has been around since Victorian England – if not longer – it wasn’t until Nov. 15, 1997, that the official holiday was created.

According to the EPA, recycling efforts have increased from 6% in 1960 to 32% as recently as 2018. So, the process is working, but there’s still a long way to go.

While recycling has increased over the years, ink cartridges are still tossed in the trash, destined to end up in landfills across the country. 375-million ink cartridges per year are thrown away rather than recycled. That’s 1,000,000 a day; 11 cartridges per second1.

To help combat the staggering statistics, LexJet made a small gesture, hoping to spark a big change: the Inkjet Recycling Program.

Participating in the program, introduced earlier this year on Earth Day, is as easy as 1-2-3, once you have your box of OEM cartridges (20 lb. minimum):

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 take toner tubes, toner bottles, or generic cartridges.

In addition to encouraging recycling, LexJet offers products manufactured with recycled materials. Elements Andes Recycled Satin Canvas SUV has a polyester resin made 100% from recycled water bottles.

If you would like to learn more about LexJet’s sustainable initiatives, as well as those of the other S-One Holdings Corporation subsidiaries, check out our Eco-Solutions booth at The LexJet Experience.

For more information on “America Recycles Day,” visit National Today.

1 Source: A Greener Refill

LexJet Holiday Hours are Just Around the Corner

November is here! And the holidays will be here before we know it. Here are LexJet’s holiday hours so you can plan your on-hand inventory for the remainder of the year:

  • Thanksgiving – LexJet will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26
  • Christmas – We will be closed Friday, Dec. 24
  • New Year’s – We will be closed Friday, Dec. 31

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. This year, the next available business day for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year all fall on a Monday.

Online shopping continues to increase this year, and that means UPS and FedEx are at peak capacity, and the addition of holiday shipping could extend delays even more.

If you have any questions or if we can help you plan your holiday inventory, please give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

‘Tis Better to Give than Receive, so Gift Memories This Holiday Season

Capturing memories is a year-round activity, but it’s turning those memories into gifts that make the holidays unique. From weddings to births to bringing home a new pet, remembering a special moment requires a special photo paper, and LexJet has several award-winning options.

Vacation Memories

Remind your loved ones of the beauty of an exotic trip or wild nights under the Vegas lights with Sunset Photo Metallic Paper. The metallic finish is perfect for oversized wall art of bright cityscapes or vast landscapes mounted. You can mount the prints to board and display them without a frame. Photo Metallic offers rich colors, shine, and glossiness with maximum detail and minimal glare.

Portraits and More

When it’s time to give the gift of school portraits, family photos, or wedding albums, award-winning Sunset Photo eSatin Paper is what the pros use. Heavyweight and reminiscent of darkroom photos, Photo eSatin has a slightly textured finish that resists fingerprints and smudges. Sunset Production eSatin Paper is another option. It’s not quite as heavy but is an excellent choice for high-volume printing.

Family Heirlooms

Today’s photo is tomorrow’s family heirloom. LexJet Premium Archival Matte is the perfect choice for long-term archivability because it is acid-free for a longer print life with pigment inks. The smooth matte finish is ideal for displaying photos in a brightly lit room without worrying about unwanted reflections.

No matter which option you choose to spread holiday cheer, you can’t go wrong with LexJet’s photo papers. They make everyone’s holiday merry and bright.

For more information on these photo papers and other gift ideas, visit us online at LexJet.com or contact your favorite LexJet Holiday Elf at 800-453-9538 (800-4LEXJET).