Innovation Inspired Us at SGIA Expo 2017 | LexJet Blog

Innovation Inspired Us at SGIA Expo 2017

The weather may have threatened, but that didn’t stop the SGIA Expo from going on! And we were so glad that it did. We found inspiration everywhere we looked around the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. With 600 exhibitors and more than 19,000 people in attendance, the power of printing — on nearly every conceivable surface — could be heard loud and clear.

Walking the show floor, we were thrilled to see some of our partners featuring and launching some great new products. From HP, we we learned about the upgraded HP PrintOS Mobile, which not only helps printers stay on top of printer data, job history, KPIs and service calls, it allows their supplier to track their needs, too. A great tool to enhance those relationships and keep production running right on time.

We couldn’t help but stop in our tracks when we came across the Fredrix Canvas booth, where they made pillows with Fredrix Natural Raw Canvas printed with latex technology, and cool customized coasters fabricated with Fredrix 575 Tempo Canvas and finished with a Marabu top coat. At Fredrix, they are really changing the way we think about printing everyday products.

Over in the Kornit booth, where they specialize in direct-to-fabric printing, they featured new neon and pink inks that really broadened their color gamut for high-vibrancy prints … the likes we’ve only seen in dye-sub printing before.

Speaking of dye-sub, our partners at ChromaLuxe, who manufacture the popular aluminum panels, are going to be bringing a new, two- to three-year durable panel that can be displayed outside. We can’t wait to see those in action!

In the LexJet booth, we know that new products are awesome … especially when they come with proper training. Our team held daily demos for ChromaLuxe panels, GOframe stretcher bar systems, LexJet Simple Grip Backlit mounted on glass, LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric on the countertop and EnduraFab Stretch latex-printed fabric installed in an SEG frame with all new LexJet Adhesive Backed SEG Keder Tape. We had a great time chatting with and educating everyone who stopped by!

If you stopped by the LexJet booth, don’t forget: Our Show Specials are still available through Oct. 31. Give us a call at 800-453-9538 for details!


Shellie has more than 20 years of experience in the print publication industry as a content strategist, editor and writer. She has partnered with printing, photography and graphics professionals on a wide variety of publications and printing projects. At LexJet, she writes about customer experiences, industry trends, new products and the latest inkjet printing innovations.

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