Let’s Go Trade Show! A Virtual Tour with LexJet

On Friday, April 17, we’re bringing the latest news, tips, demos and product launches right to you with our LexJet Virtual Let’s Go Trade Show! We’ll have valuable insight for dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, as well as lots of insider tips and sneak peeks on the products and services you’ll need to prepare for when everyone returns to work.

During this event, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. ET, we’ll be covering the following topics:

  • Live demo showing how HP Adhesive Vinyl can be used for almost any application
  • Best social media marketing practices now and post-COVID-19
  • Discover the hot new window textile, Squid
  • Dye-sub applications with the Epson F Series
  • A live demo of HP Latex Print & Cut

Sign up today and we’ll provide you with the links of each of the live sessions. Choose the ones you’d like to attend, and drop on by. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) April 17!

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LexJet COVID-19 Resources for Printshops

In efforts to help you keep business moving, we’re compiling a list of useful resources for product support, project inspiration and various business needs. Please check back often, as this page will continue to evolve. If you need assistance or want to share ideas, please email us today.

Let’s Go Trade Show! A Virtual Tour with LexJet

On Friday, April 17, we’re bringing the latest news, tips, demos and product launches right to you with our LexJet Virtual Let’s Go Trade Show! We’ll have valuable insight for dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, as well as lots of insider tips and sneak peeks on the products and services you’ll need to prepare for when everyone returns to work. SIGN UP NOW.

Create a Temporary Whiteboard Wall for Remote Teaching & Meetings

Have you been looking for ways to help customers who are teaching lessons or delivering presentations from a remote location? A temporary whiteboard wall could offer an easy solution for business meetings, teaching sessions or in hospitals, restaurants and other essential businesses using LexJet Simple CarpetAd laminated with General Formulations Concept 110 EraseMark Pro. Learn How Here.

 

Help Create Social Distancing Floor Graphics

Find the products, graphics and resources you need to create vital floor graphics that many grocery stores and essential businesses are required to install, as pictured above. Visit the Floor Graphics page.

 

Keeping Business Going During & After COVID-19

Our team recorded a webcast full of ideas to keep your business going and ways to support your peers, customers and your community. Watch the webcast here.

 

Paycheck Protection & Relief Loans through the CARES Act

We know you’re busy keeping business afloat while navigating this challenging time. We want to help! We’ve created a streamlined overview of the CARES Act and how it can help you to keep the doors open and keep your employees paid. Learn more about the CARES Act today.

 

CUSTOMER HIGHLIGHTS

Amanda from DigitalProLab wanted to help people connect, so they came up with the Print Pal Program. For $5, anyone can submit an uplifting, positive image and message to Digital Pro Lab’s website, and then Amanda’s team prints out 5×7” photos and distributes them anonymously to other participants. “Receiving the prints will give a little different type of emotion,” she says. “There is a message of hope. We want people to see their messages have been received with a smile. I’ve been reading the messages as they come in, and they are powerful.” Learn more about Print Pal here.

 

Print Industry Business Resources from ISA

The International Sign Association is doing a great job of providing vital resources on its website, particularly its Business Continuity Resource Center. Visit ISA’s BCRC today.

 

Project Ideas for Your Community

Creating graphics, updating and refreshing old graphics, and helping with décor renovations are great ways to help small businesses, as many non-essential companies and organizations are closed. If you’re looking for inspiration and ways you can help, check out our collection of LexJet brandUP stories.

 

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Yard Signs Are Quick & Effective to Drive Traffic and Get the Vote Out

Yard signs are a quick and easy solution for temporary graphics as well as election year signage, which will be gearing up soon. And that means more demand for signage, such as banners, yard signs and posters.

When it comes to yard signs, there are a few tips to keep in mind in terms of what content to include, color and design and the proper material to print to. Here’s what you need to know, and some tips you can pass along to your customers:

Ideas to Help Your Community and Print for a Good Cause

During this time of social distancing, there are ways that local print shops can help members of the community. Creating graphics, updating and refreshing old graphics, and helping with décor renovations are great ways to help small businesses, as many non-essential companies and organizations are closed.

If you’re looking for inspiration and ways you can help, check out our collection of LexJet brandUP stories:

When Cat Depot moved to its new location in Sarasota, Fla., volunteers taped pictures of cats to the windows and displayed operational hours on regular office paper that had to be replaced often. Because the non-profit organization relies heavily on volunteers and donations, eye-catching graphics were not a priority. That’s when the idea of LexJet’s brandUP was born. A group of LexJet summer interns visited Cat Depot to see what type of graphics were needed and what media would be required. To replace the taped images on the front windows, the interns selected Simple Perforated Window Vinyl 70/30, to help with the interior and exterior doors, they chose LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl, and to help with some temporary signage, LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric was the perfect solution.

The owners of Average Joe’s Grooming were looking to add some puppy love to their new space and make it more functional. Installing LexJet Simple Perforated Window Vinyl (70/30) on the windows reduced glare to benefit the groomers while passersby were greeted with a welcoming image of a larger-than-life dog. To liven up the interior walls, the team printed smiling dogs and cute cartoons on HP PVC-free Durable Smooth Wall Paper and LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric.

Felts Audubon Preserve is perfect for bird and nature enthusiasts. It is tucked away among the neighborhoods of rural Palmetto, Fla. Unfortunately, vandals damaged the signs that were originally designed and donated by a local Boy Scout troop. As a brandUP project, LexJet donated ChromaLuxe EXT metal photo panels with graffiti and fade-resistant properties that stand up to vandalism as well as the tough Florida sunshine. We partnered the ChromaLuxe panels with LexJet InFuze® Rigid Substrate Dye-Sublimation Paper and used the Geo Knight Digital Knight 20×25 Jumbo Swinger for the transfer process.

If you are printing for essential businesses or charities in your community, we’d love to hear your story. Call us at 800-453-9538 and let us know how we can help.

Tips for Printshops Before & After COVID-19

We gathered a panel of LexJet team members and asked them to share what they’ve been hearing in the market, along with tips and ideas to help printshops continue to operate, help their communities and weather this storm.

During this free webcast we discuss:

  • Using print to help your communities and collaborating with your peers
  • Marketing ideas to share with your customers
  • Material availability and inventory
  • Have downtime? Use this time wisely to be a step ahead
  • Best business practices for your company
  • Communicating with customers

Watch the Webcast Now!

If you have any questions for our panel, please call 800-453-9538 to connect with our team. We are here to help during this unprecedented time, so please reach out to us. Stay healthy, and let us know how you’re doing!

Create Easy Contour Cut Lines for Stickers, Decals & More

To create attractive, customized shapes for decals, stickers and signage of all types, you can easily adjust your graphic file in Adobe Illustrator to create cut lines in the shape of your choice that will be perfectly set up for when you’re ready to send the job to your printer and cutter.

Follow along as we walk through, step-by-step, in this short educational video to ensure your cut lines are set up correctly to print and cut accurately with your graphic.

This technique is often used for customized sticker shapes, but can also be utilized to create functional cutouts, like the graphics we created for the mini-Jeeps pictured below, in which the graphic is trimmed perfectly to fit around the hood hinges and clamps. For this project, we used HP Adhesive Vinyl. This technique would work well with other products, such as LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric and LexJet Simple Grip or other self-adhesive products with a release liner.

In the video above, we also show you how to convert JPEG and PNG files for optimal results. Rastor and vector files are covered, as well.

Once you follow this set-up procedure, you’ll be ready to send the file to your RIP software, which will prepare the file for printing.

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