Let’s Go: Printing with Canon

This Friday, Pete Wright, a technical specialist with Canon and professional photographer, will present the best ways to create beautiful images with your Canon printer.

Whether you’ve been printing for five years or five months, or simply thinking about learning to print, Wright will help you learn how to get the most out of your equipment.

Canon PRO-Series Printers
  • When: Friday, May 8 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Who: Award-winning Professional Photographer and Canon specialist Pete Wright
  • What: Life Hacks for a Printmaker
  • How: Register HERE 

For more information, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

Upgrading a Printer in May? Don’t Miss these Savings

We know that print is essential. If you are looking to upgrade or replace your equipment, check out these instant rebates from Canon, HP, and Epson.

Highlights for this month’s savings include:

  • This month, save up to $7,000 with available rebates on Latex 570, the Loyalty rebates are still available when you upgrade from a qualifying L2 series Latex Printer, or get up to $750 back on the purchase of a qualified aqueous printer with “Cash in and Trade Up” rebates.
  • Instantly save up to $500 on a qualified Canon PRO-Series printer.
  • EPSON instant savings up to $1,300 on qualified F-Series printer purchase.

If you are looking for additional COVID-19 assistance, click HERE for our growing library of resources.

Don’t miss Let’s Go, the weekly educational series presented by print industry professionals and your favorite LexJet specialists. See the upcoming schedule and register HERE.

 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
  • HP Latex 335, 54-inch printer: $1,000

    HP Latex 115 Print & Cut Bundle
  • HP Latex 365, 64-inch printer: $3,000 includes 1-year free Flexi RIP included with purchase

Loyalty Rebates are still available:

 Current owners of HP Latex L2 Series (L26100, L26500, or L260) can now save additional with the purchase of a new printer.

*Loyalty LOI on 315/335 can be combined with instant rebates

Upgrade to Latex

 Get $6,000 cash back plus and additional $1,000 Spring LOI on the purchase of a Latex 570. Save a total of $7,000 after all rebates are claimed. Purchase by June 30, submit online claim by July 31 and send in the main print controller board of an eligible printer by Aug. 31 to qualify for the Upgrade to Latex rebate.

HP Latex LOI available through May 31:

* Regular LOI and Upgrade to Latex cannot be combined

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

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

Post-COVID-19 Prep: Optimize Your Inventory During Downtime

We’ve heard from some print shops that activity may be slowing down in some areas, so we put together some ideas of how you can use your downtime wisely. We all know that storage room inventory can get backed up, so now’s a great time to figure out what you’re using, what’s collecting dust and maybe identify some new, multiuse products that can save you both space and money plus you can earn up to 4X Edge Rewards.

“A good exercise is to put a list together of products you buy regularly and reach out to your vendor and let them know this is what I use regularly,” says LexJet sales rep, Ramiro Torrez. “And ask: Do you have something that is comparable at a better price point?”

Torrez worked with a customer who was buying 25 different products and he made recommendations to whittle the list down to 12 more versatile items. In some cases, the customer saved when buying more of the streamlined list.

“We saved her about $1,200 if she’d replenished one of everything in her old inventory,” he says. “Plus, when you buy in bulk, you’re going to get a better price for it.”

Next, we identified several applications that can be covered by one super-versatile product. Learn more about these products and stock up, so you’re a step ahead when it’s time to ramp up production once again:

VINYL: If you are stocking up on different products for self-adhesive window, signage and car decal graphics, HP Prime Matte Air GP is a one-size-fits-all option. Additionally, HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP can work across the board for wall graphics, corrugated plastic, windows and can even be mounted to Styrofoam.

SIGNAGE FILM: Another super versatile option for signage is LexJet’s Production Display Film, which can stand in for grommeted banners, retractable banner stands, and hanging signage, thanks to its lay-flat characteristics. It’s a cost-effective solution for indoor or short-term outdoor graphics, which is also available in a Solvent version.

POSTER PAPER: If you’re looking for a poster paper that works well outdoors and also doubles as a photo paper with good resolution, check out LexJet Satin Poster Paper 200g. At $0.12 per square foot, it’s a highly cost-effective, PVC-free option that delivers richly detailed, water-resistant prints.

FABRIC: When events start back up, you’ll want to have a fabric on hand that can work on a variety of applications. EnduraFab Frontlit is a 100% polyester knit fabric for Latex users that’s appropriate for lightweight and elegant table skirts, backdrops, step-and-repeats and flags. For aqueous printers, try LexJet Water-Resistant Satin Cloth for a multitude of applications.

MULTI-PURPOSE: One of the most exciting product launches in recent years is LexJet FlexTek. This non-woven technical fabric is a winner thanks to its highly functional and versatile characteristics. It’s recyclable and PVC-free, making it an environmental win, too. FlexTek can be wrapped around stretcher bars to create canvas wraps (as an alternative to polyester canvas) or used for posters, banners or even hanging signage. It’s also available in a Solvent version, and both versions offer long shelf life.

For more ideas for versatile products and good-better-best options for your application, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

What Customers are Saying about LexJet Edge: ‘It’s Easy and I Love it’

Since the LexJet Edge program started in February, customers have been watching savings add up on their future purchases. Now, with the added bonus of 2X, 3X, and 4X opportunities, there’s more to love about this free program. Collect points on the products you use every day.

Some customers have already earned rewards and redeemed their points for savings.

When you enroll, you’ll immediately receive benefits like:

  • With every online purchase, accumulate points for future online orders
  • Early access to webinar/tradeshow information
  • Early access to video content and podcasts
  • Special promotions and discounts
  • Free ICC Profile Libraries
  • Free and unlimited technical support

Join Edge before the end of April and receive a signing bonus. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Let’s Go: ONYX Unveils Exciting News

The next event in LexJet’s Let’s Go series will introduce the soon-to-be-released software ONYX TruFit.

ONYX technical instructor Alicia Wallace will be doing live demonstrations of the new software and answer your questions.

Benefits of the new shape-based nesting tool include:

  • Works in any print environment
  • Compatible with any RIP
  • Works on any platform

The class is Friday, May 1, at 2:00 p.m. ET. Register now for our next Let’s Go learning session and join us to see how TruFit can help your workflow.

SIGN UP today for this live session. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) on May 1!

Georgia Sign Shop Keeps Kids Busy with Giant Wall Art Coloring Decals

When schools started shutting down, Tim and Shari Roe, owners of Outspoken Signs in Marietta, Ga., felt a calling to do something for their community. “A few weeks ago, we wondered how we could help using our capabilities at the shop,” Tim says. After some brainstorming, the Roes came up with a wall decal coloring project to keep kids occupied while sheltering in place.

Coloring Book Wall Art is a free program for families with kids looking for a creative outlet for their energy. The line drawings are designed in a Zentangle-like style, which is an art form that uses the drawing or coloring of structured images to aid in relaxation. “Before she died, Tim’s mom was really interested in that style of art and she always wanted to teach it to kids,” Shari says. “She was always the creative one, drawing and coloring with pencils and then hanging them on the wall,” says Tim.

When trying to decide choose an adhesive media, Tim reached out to Vincent Bejar, his LexJet sales specialist, to help determine which product would meet his criteria. He wanted a matte vinyl that could be colored with crayons and have a removable adhesive, so as not to damage the walls when the graphics were removed. Bejar knew he had a simple solution for Tim and Shari: LexJet Simple WallCal.

Once a graphic is selected, Tim prints the image on his HP Latex 330 and then die-cuts the animal and the child’s name, so they are ready to color. The two-piece decals are one-of-a-kind wall décor that the kids decorate themselves. “We wanted something bigger than a standard coloring book,” Tim says. “We love the idea that the kids can color them and then put them on the wall,” says Shari. “The kids are excited when they find out it’s an oversized sticker.”

So far, the project is a hit with kids and adults, alike. “These kids see the picture of their favorite animal and they always say ‘hey, it’s got my name on it!,’” says Tim. “We’ve had a lot of joy out of the kids’ responses.”

It seems the graphics are generating some good old-fashioned sibling rivalry. The Anderson family, one of the first families to get the graphics, has six kids — four sisters who are 8-year-old quads, a 15-year old sister, and a 6-year old brother.  “Two of the quads left the shop with energy and excitement,” Tim says. “They said they would get them done faster than their siblings, and theirs would look the best.”

For Tim and Shari to offer this gift to the community, they needed some additional partners. LexJet donated the media for the prints and Ken O’Leary of Surepath Financial in Woodstock, Ga., donated 100 boxes of crayons for families who may not have crayons readily available.

The program is going so well, the Roes are thinking about other ways they can give back to the community. “We’ve thought about working with local fire stations so they can take these graphics to kids who have gone through something traumatic,” Shari says. “We are trying to think of other avenues to get them to the kids.”

Follow the Outspoken Signs Facebook page to see more images of the kids’ creations.

If you are looking for ideas you can help in your community, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or get inspired by LexJet brandUP projects.