Three Things that Could Impact Your Business as 2021 Winds Down

If you’re looking to bolster your print shop before the clock strikes midnight and closes the door on 2021, there are a few things to consider to make sure you get the most out of your purchase.

Section 179 Deduction – Consult with your accountant to find out the best way to utilize the tax deduction when purchasing capital equipment before the end of the year. To get an idea of your deduction, check out the Section 179 Calculator. To claim the deduction for 2021, the equipment must be installed on or before Dec. 31.

An Influx of Imports – As has been widely reported, there is no shortage of imported goods awaiting arrival at the nation’s busiest ports. The delays at the docks have impacted some manufacturers, but not all. If you have concerns, your LexJet sales specialist can confirm availability at the time of purchase.

Holiday Shipping – It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday shipping! As Christmas decorations start showing up across the land, the holiday shipping season will soon be in full swing. Whether you order a couple of extra rolls to avoid shipping delays or you increase your order frequency over the next few months, we’d like to ensure that you have everything you need, when you need it.

From ordering a new grand format printer to keeping your shelves stocked with enough HP Satin Wrapping Paper to handle the upcoming high demand holiday season, we’re here to help you close out 2021 on a high note and kick off 2022 with a bang.

Give us a call today at 800-453-9538 to plan your holiday needs or to purchases new equipment before the end of the year and take advantage of the 2021 tax deduction.

LexJet Welcomes Mactac to the Neighborhood

We are excited to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Mactac to provide local distribution of some of their most popular wide-format media to our customers.

While we have access to the full breadth of the Mactac catalogue, our initial focus is on their popular lines of floor, wall, and window solutions:

MacTac WallNOODLE Office Wall
Mactac WallNOODLE

Bfree Dusted and Bfree Frosted – These films are made for décor and privacy applications. They are specially formulated to be used with dry application on windows with no air bubbles or wrinkling. Provides etched, sandblasted, or frosted effects to printed window graphics and internally illuminated signs.

MacTac REBEL High Tack
Mactac REBEL High Tack

REBEL H High Tack – This 5-year, 99% opaque matte white print media offers a high tack permanent adhesive and a 90# Superflat Liner. It prints on just about everything and sticks to just about everything.

WallNOODLE – This 6.0 mil matte white semi-rigid vinyl print media is designed with an ultra-removable adhesive for temporary indoor wall posters, signage, and POP graphics. It is perfect for use on smooth, flat surfaces.

MacTac ROODLE Elevator
Mactac ROODLE

ROODLE – This 6.0 mil matte white semi-rigid vinyl print media features a removable adhesive and is ideal for indoor wall graphics, indoor and outdoor signage, bumper stickers, and tiled wall murals. It is designed for smooth, flat surfaces.

We are excited to offer this new line of floor, wall, and window solutions to our customers. If you would like more information on available Mactac products, contact a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

LexJet Now Offers the Canon Solutions America Portfolio

LexJet is excited to announce a new sales and distribution partnership with Canon Solutions America Inc.

This strategic partnership is designed to provide wide-format inkjet customers with reliable equipment, service, and support solutions that help to meet new and existing challenges.

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.

The Canon Colorado 1650 is the fastest 64-in production printer in its class, with speeds up to 1,709/sq. ft. per hour. The dual-roll printing and high-capacity ink tanks provide PSPs the option to do unattended printing in high-production environments.

“With the increased demand for temporary signage and graphics, this new partnership will give customers an opportunity to increase their output and drive down their costs,” says C.J. Forker, LexJet’s Vice President of Sales. “It also provides the chance to introduce the loyal LexJet clients to the equipment and applications available from Canon Solutions America.”

If you would like to explore the new opportunities Canon Solutions America brings to LexJet, visit our dedicated resource page or contact a sales specialist at 800-453-9538.

Celebrate National Camera Day and Get Recognized

Today is National Camera Day, a celebration to honor the invention of the camera. According to the National Today website, “the word photography is based on two Greek words that, when put together, mean ‘writing with light.’”

What better way to get out and celebrate than by capturing the perfect image to submit to the summer edition of the Sunset Image Awards.

From today through Sept. 3, submit up to three (3) images in one of four categories: Wildlife/Landscape, Portrait, Wedding, and Fine Art/Composite. As we did with the Click & Win Awards, you will be able to watch as the judges go through and select a winner for each group.

The four winners will receive a choice of their favorite Sunset media and we will also promote the winning images on LexJet and Sunset social media. Whether you are a hobbyist or a professional, we want you to have fun with this opportunity.

Visit our submission page for more details and to enter your photos. Now go out and celebrate National Camera Day.

For more information on Sunset media, contact a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

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.