New Exhibit Takes Flight with Floor-to-Ceiling Murals

When the design team at Field Museum in Chicago wanted to create an exhibit with the few James Audubon’s artifacts they had on-hand, they decided to give it a big treatment with floor-to-ceiling murals of reproductions of Audubon’s illustrations.

The exhibit idea started with an original over-sized book by Audubon, a 19th century naturalist and painter who dedicated his life to studying and documenting all the birds of North America. His bird expertise and illustrations are world-renowned. Field Museum had a few birds represented from the book as well as pages from one of Audubon’s sketch books. With only a few items on-hand, but a desire to showcase them, Nel Fetherling, supervisor of graphic production, worked with her design team to come up with a creative approach for the small exhibit.

The images in the book had been photographed years ago, and Fetherling was able to access the files. “I said: ‘Let’s do wall paper,'” she says. “We wanted to do something really, really big.”

Fetherling had used LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric for smaller jobs and thought it could work as a wall mural, as well. “Because we use aqueous inks, I knew I couldn’t print true wallpaper, so I used this product instead,” she says. Her team printed six 14-foot x 75-inch wall murals as well as one for the entryway (pictured at top).

“The colors were so brilliant,” Fetherling says. “Our designer was skeptical, but after we printed it, she said the colors were almost better than the actual illustrations. It’s just such a nice white to print on.”

Fetherling handled the installation herself, requiring a scissor lift and a bit of trial and error. “I was thankful that it was a little bit forgiving,” she says of the ability to reposition or remove Print-N-Stick. “We have had other products that weren’t quite as successful going through the printer — and the colors were not as good. This is better than other products we’ve used with an adhesive back.”

She says Print-N-Stick’s versatility has everyone talking about what they could use it for next, since it is a viable alternative to a solvent or latex vinyl that she could not print in-house on her two Canon PRO-Series PRO-4000s.

“The Canon PRO-4000 and Lucia inks are very nice,” she says, with her team relying on the printers for everything from educational panels to artwork to event posters and much more. “Our designers were amazed at quality of prints coming out of the Canons. And we liked that we can get a two-roll thing on the Canons to switch out papers quickly.”

To learn more about the Audubon exhibit, visit Field Museum. To learn more about LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric, call a LexJet rep at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

New Webinar Alert: ONYX Color Class Added for May

Before you hit the pool or the beach this summer, sign up for these free learning opportunities: Alicia Wallace, a technical instructor with ONYX, discusses print workflow; Pete Wright, Canon’s expert and award-winning photographer discusses the imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers and applications; John Stevens, HP’s leading Latex specialist discusses the benefits of latex technology. Attend the webinar and receive additional savings with the purchase of a qualified printer. Space is limited, so sign up today.

ONYX Color Webinar: Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. ET. The event will be hosted by Alicia Wallace, ONYX Technical Instructor, to learn how to meet your customers’ color expectations with ONYX 19. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Monday, May 20, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. ET to learn about the features of the Canon PRO-Series printers and software, as well as print applications. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

Some ISA Printer Rebates Remain Throughout May

If you are ready to dive in and get a new printer, check out these rebates or register for one of our three free webinars this month:

This month’s rebate highlights include: Canon is offering up to $1,000 instant savings on imagePROGRAF PRO-Series; ISA Instant Rebates on HP Latex 315, 335 and 365 through May 31save up to $3,000 instantly on an EPSON F-Series and ISA show specials are still available through May 18 on select Epson printers.

Canon Rebates

Instant rebates available on Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-Series:

Canon PRO-Series Webinar:

Join us on May 21, at 11 a.m. ET to learn all the tips and tricks for the current line-up of Canon printers. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through May 31

  • HP Latex 115, 54-inch printer: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units
  • HP Latex 115 Print & Cut: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units (can mix and match Latex 115 and Latex 115 P&C when purchasing 3 units)
  • HP Latex 315, 54-inch printer: $1,000 ISA Instant Rebates
  • HP Latex 335, 54-inch printer: $1,000 ISA Instant Rebates
  • HP Latex 365, 64-inch printer: $3,000 ISA Instant Rebates; 1-year free Flexi RIP included with purchase

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on May 20, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Partner the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminates with the HP Latex Print & Cut for perfect stickers.

HP Upgrade to Latex

When you upgrade and trade-in an eligible large-format printer, you will receive a $6,000 mail-in rebate with the purchase of an HP Latex 570. This offer is valid through June 30, 2019 and cannot be combined with LOI. Claims must be submitted by July 31, 2019 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

Eligibility for all Upgrade to Latex rebates require submission of motherboard or formatter board and a photo of serial number/back panel of current printer.

HP DesignJet Cash-in & Trade-up valid through May 31

When you upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product, you can get up to $3,500 cash back when you purchase or lease one of these qualifying DesignJet series printers:

Eligibility for all Cash-in & Trade-up rebates requires submission of serial number and motherboard or formatter board of your current printer. To qualify, all purchases must be made by May 31, 2019 and claims must be submitted by June 30, 2019 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

HP T-Series Instant Rebates

EPSON Instant Rebates – Valid through June 30, 2019 

EPSON F-Series:

*3500 Rewards points available with ISA Show special through May 18. Call for details.

EPSON S-Series:

*3500 Rewards points available with ISA Show special through May 18. Call for details.

You can learn more about the Epson Rewards HERE.

EPSON P-Series:

**After May 18, only the Instant Rebates will be available

EPSON T-Series:

$100 instant rebates available on SureColor T3470 24-inch, SureColor T5170 36-inch and SureColor T5470 36-inch printers.

EPSON Education Discount

Is your printing facility in a school or university? Call your LexJet rep to learn about special pricing on a qualifying Epson printer.

*NEW* ONYX Color Webinar:

Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. ET. The event will be hosted by Alicia Wallace, ONYX Technical Instructor, to learn how to meet your customers’ color expectations with ONYX 19. SIGN UP NOW

Give us a call at 800-453-9538 if you have questions about these rebates and promotions or if you are interested in financing options.

Epson Offers Rewards Points and Instant Rebates til May 18

Last week, Epson announced additional rewards points available through May 18 for the SureColor S-Series and F-Series printers.

You can claim 3,500 rewards points while also receiving additional instant rebates with the purchase of a qualified printer:

Epson SureColor F9370

If you are not familiar with the Epson S-Series or F-Series Rewards program, it is designed to offer discounts on service contracts or the purchase of future equipment – up to 25% off a new printer or a free extended service contract with the purchase of original Epson ink and media.

For full details of award levels, purchase requirements or to register, click HERE if you have an S-Series printer, or HERE if you have an F-Series printer.

If you are thinking about purchasing a SureColor P10000 or P20000, you can save an additional $250 before May 18, for a total of $1,250 instant savings on the P10000SE and $2,250 instant savings on the P20000SE.

Please note: The bonus rewards and increased instant rebates are only available through May 18. If you have questions on the rebates or the rewards program, call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Epson Introduces Five New Printers at ISA 2019

Thursday, Epson announced new additions to the SureColor P-Series and S-Series printer families. There will be production versions of the Standard P10000 and P20000:

  • SureColor P10000 Production – 44-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.
  • SureColor P20000 Production – 64-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.

What’s different? ONYX RIPcenter, a workflow software that incorporates Adobe Postscript® and is a powerful color management tool is now included.

The new Production printers offer the same 2.6” wide Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP printhead as the Standard edition and the Epson UltraChrome® PRO nine-color pigmented ink set will still be available with high-capacity 700 ml ink cartridges which, along with more efficient ink usage, allows for an extremely low cost per print.

These printers will be available to order starting in May.

In addition to the Production P-Series printers, Epson also announced the availability of Print and Cut bundles for the SureColor S-Series.

Available for order in June, these bundles will include an S-Series printer, and FC8600-130 cutter and Onyx software.

The S60600 is one of the fastest production printers on the market and now, combined with the Graphtec cutter and Onyx GamaPrintPro with Onyx CUT-Server, a premium print and cut solution is available.

The S80600 partners photographic image output with a top-of-the-line cutter and Onyx Thrive, to provide color-critical clients a reliable print and cut option.

Ordering details are not available for these new Epson printers, but if you would like more information, please call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538.

Don’t Get Cut Out of this Deal: The Graphtec Mail-in Rebate Ends Soon!

Earlier this month, Graphtec announced a $300 mail-in rebate with the purchase of a wide-format printer and an FC8600-130 (54-in) or an FC8600-160 (64-in). In addition to the mail-in rebate, Graphtec will also extend the warranty for a year, which means a four-year parts and labor warranty for you.

The FC8600 series is a high-performance roll-fed cutting plotter and the ultimate finishing solution for PSPs and others who specialize in graphic arts, indoor and outdoor signage, vehicle decals, tradeshow graphics, etc.

Now is the opportunity to pair a qualified wide-format printer with a Graphtec cutting plotter for improved print and cut workflow.

If you would like to learn more about the Graphtec plotters or find out how to qualify for the rebate, call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.