These November Rebates are Better Than a Slice of Pumpkin Pie

If you’ve been waiting until the holidays to buy a new printer, the wait is over! With 2019 right around the corner, highlights include: $1,000 instant rebate and four rolls free DS Transfer paper with purchase of EPSON SureColor F6200 or F7200, Canon is offering up to $1,200 mail-in rebates on imagePROGRAF PRO-series through Dec. 15, and HP now includes one-year free FlexiPrint with purchase of Latex 365.

Canon Rebates

Canon PRO-Series 4000

Instant rebates available on Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-series:

Mail-in Rebates valid through Dec. 15:

Financing: Canon Financial Services (CFS) is offering 0% financing new Canon imagePROGRAF large-format printers. Call 800-453-9538 for details.

LexJet Named a 2018 Digital Output Top 50 Readers’ Choice

Once again, LexJet has been named to Digital Output’s Top 50 Readers’ Choice list! Every year, Digital Output magazine uses its lead generation system to determine reader interest in vendors and products, based on editorial content and advertisements.

“We’re so honored and appreciative to be included again in this prestigious list of industry leaders,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President. “Our focus on introducing innovative products, connecting and collaborating with our customers and developing our sales team and industry relationships has surely helped Digital Output’s readers recognize us year after year.”

Featured in the November issue of the magazine are three LexJet products released over the past year:

  • LexJet Flex Tek 170g, a PVC-free, multi-functional non-woven technical fabric that can be used in a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications, such as canvas wraps or banners.
  • LexJet InFuze Multipurpose Dye Sublimation Paper, a medium-weight transfer paper with a microporous coating that is ideal for a wide range of sublimation substrates, such as mugs, promotional items, banners, skis or snowboards.
  • Fredrix 558 Raw Canvas Natural, an attractive alternative to typical polyester fabrics, with an extremely soft, authentic hand feel compared to other digitally printable canvas media.

“These products answer the call for many customers who are looking for versatile, high-quality media products,” Lambert says. “We’ve also launched some other very hot products, including a line of HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate products. We’ve also made some major alignments with world-class manufacturers, including ChromaLuxe, with its award-winning outdoor products, and EnduraFab, which just received acoustic rating for several of its textiles. We believe this upcoming year will bring even more exciting launches and innovations!”

Get Your Fill of Knowledge — Join a Printer Webinar

Before you sit down to a big helping of holiday food, fill up on knowledge with free webinars from LexJet. Learn about current HP and Canon printers and receive additional savings when you purchase a qualified printer by attending one of the webinars. If you have been considering a latex printer, check out the latex webinar, hosted by HP’s leading Latex specialist. The Canon webinar – led by one of Canon’s PRO-series specialists – will give you information about the full line of PRO-Series printers.

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Thursday, Nov. 15, 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 on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. ET to learn about Canon PRO-Series printers. 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 more information.

SGIA Recap: Connecting Customers to the Latest Innovations

Looking back at the 2018 SGIA Expo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, we can’t help but recognize all the innovation and exciting launches the show had to offer to the 22,000-plus attendees of the show. The chatter in the LexJet booth focused on major trends like augmented reality, printable fabric and the launch of the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line.

“A lot of people were looking for fabric — and not just for dye-sub, but for latex and solvent, too,” says Nichole Danzig, LexJet sales representative. “I also had someone who owns a music company looking for an acoustic-rated printable fabric — and we happen to have the EnduraFab, which just received acoustic rating.”

Using AR to visualize banner prints.

Prior to the show, we partnered with Big Picture magazine to create a print ad that included augmented reality in its October edition. In our booth, we showed how our AR app can help print shops visualize equipment, such as printers and cutters, in their shops. Plus, they can use the app to display how certain signage will look in a space, and they could “look inside” our display walls to see how they were constructed.

“Several dozen people got to experience the AR app developed specifically for the show, and the response was overwhelmingly positive,” says Jason Nelson, who heads up augmented reality for LexJet’s parent company, S-One. “People were very enthusiastic about the potential of AR, the ease of using the experience we developed and the opportunities this technology could create for their company.”

Digitally printed fabrics from Kornit.

We were thrilled to feature some great, cutting-edge products from our partners, including the award-winning, printable metal panels at ChromaLuxe and high-end wallcoverings at Vescom, and we ventured out to the creative booths by Kornit, Palram, Fredrix and HP.

“I was really blown away by the fabric selections and the quality, and how big the crowds seem to be around them, especially for apparel,” Danzig says.

SGIA was a great opportunity to continue discussions about LexJet’s focus on customer intimacy. “A lot of people responded well to the fact that we help them with every aspect of their business,” Danzig says. “We help them with market trends, consolidate inventory, keeping cost down — we’re not just selling them products.”

LexJet’s Matt Bailey and Brian Feeney demonstrate the GOframe stretcher bar system.

Fellow LexJet sales specialist Matt Bailey agreed: “I had one guy ask me the best way to sell dye-sub to his customers, in regards to the ChromaLuxe metal panels, which is a really great question,” he says. “You have to focus on the quality. Sure, you can get a UV print on metal, but the quality is not as good as dye-sub to metal. You have to think of it as a piece of art.”

We showcased two major launches from our partners at HP, including the competitively priced HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line of products as well as the SGIA Product of the Year, Textiles-Canvas award-winning HP Recycled Satin Canvas.

“The price point was big with the vinyl,” Bailey says. “They couldn’t afford not to consider it. Those savings will really add up over the course of the year. If you’re buying by the pallet, you’re going to save a ton.”

If you missed SGIA, give us a call at 800-453-9538 to learn about all the top launches and product trends we featured.

 

SGIA Expo Show Specials Extended!

Last week was the final SGIA Expo before it morphs into Print United next year, and we have to say: You went out with a bang! We wanted to keep the party going a little longer by extending our show specials on the all new HP Adhesive Vinyl line.

If you were at the show, you saw the new HP products in action on the large divider walls in the LexJet booth. The dizzying optical illusion graphics were definitely a conversation starter!

We’ve got a limited supply of the following products, so call 800-453-9538* to get them at these super-low prices while supplies last:

Get 1 roll of these vinyl or laminate products for $99 (or 1 of each for $198):

You can learn more about the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminate line at LexJet.com. While you’re there, check out the HP Vinyl Decision Guide, which will help you discover the recommended vinyl and laminate products for your next project. The vinyls work great on a variety of applications, such as trailers and box trucks, outdoor signage, transit vehicles, labels/decals, POP and trade shows or indoor windows.

If you have any questions on how HP Adhesive Vinyl or Laminates can help grow your business, give us a call at 800-453-9538.

*Offer available for call-in orders only; while supplies last; one roll of a vinyl and laminate per customer

Prints That Win: Leaving with Dignity

For Muskogee, Okla. Photographer Kimberly Smith, 2017 was a brilliant year. Not only did she win the PPA SW Sunset Print Award, but she also won First Place in the 2017 National Sunset Print Awards for “The Beauty of Innocence.” For this Master Artist, 2018 looks to be just as strong: Her 2018 submission “Leaving with Dignity” won the Sunset Print Award for Portraiture in the PPA SW District competition.

Reflecting on her back-to-back wins, Smith says she’s very excited that her work speaks to the judges. “Impact is so important. I put a lot of emotion behind the story in my images and the judges can tell,” she says. “It’s not just another pretty picture. When they see the title [of the image], I want them to brace for impact, I want them to feel something, and apparently, they did.”

The inspiration for “Leaving with Dignity” struck when Smith saw a black and white image of an older woman with a disheveled crown.  She initially envisioned a queen leaving her throne for the last time. However, as she started working in postproduction, Smith says, “I noticed she had a peaceful look on her face, and I added a cloudy feel with rays of light. I felt like she was making her way into Heaven, with God saying, ‘well done, my good and faithful servant.’  I felt like she was leaving this world with dignity rather than leaving the throne. I chose to name “Leaving with Dignity” so people could form their own story.”

During the time between her “innocent” 2017 and her “dignified” 2018 PPA SW wins, Smith decided to step out of her comfort zone and teach an intermediate/advanced level course at the Texas School, which maxed out at 30 students – a rare feat for a first-time teacher. “I wanted to show the students how I create an image from start to finish,” she says.

For Smith, it isn’t just capturing an image that’s important, it’s telling the story. To pass along the techniques and methods to future generations is exciting. “One of my favorite projects for the class was when I printed about 30 copies of one of my photos to teach the students some of the ways I finish a print: enhancing the image with colored pencils, hand tearing the edges, matting, etc.”

Smith chose LexJet Sunset Bright Velvet Rag to use as a teaching tool because “I love the way it tears and the way it feels. It prints really nice.”