Check out the New Media and Adhesive Application Tools at LexJet’s Website

Find the right inkjet product for the application with this web filterA couple of months ago the developers behind LexJet’s Laminates & Coatings and Backers filters at that allow you to find the best product for the application in just a handy click or two have developed new filters for LexJet Media and Mounting Adhesives.

Currently, only LexJet Media and Mounting Adhesives are filterable, but the development and product management teams are working on filters for OEM media as well.

So, for instance, if you go to the filter at the left side of the LexJet Inkjet Printable Media page, go below the Ink Type filter and check Aqueous, wait for it to load, and then check Backlit where you’ll get three results: LexJet 7 Mil Absolute Backlit, 7 Mil AquaLight Backlit and Water-Resistant Satin Cloth.

You could also check the Media Type if you’re looking for a specific material that’s also used for backlit applications, like Fabric. However, the beautiful thing about the filter is that once the results are filtered it leaves only the Media Types available based on the other criteria – Aqueous and Backlit in the example above.

For adhesive applications, go to the LexJet Mounting Adhesives page and filter by Applications and Permanence (Removable or Permanent). For example, if you check Tradeshow and Permanent you’ll get five results from which to choose.

Of course if you need help with anything, even after you’ve narrowed it down, a LexJet customer specialist is available to help right away between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET (800-453-9538), and you can use the Live Chat feature at the website as well.

Wet Application: How to Apply Infinium to Glass

Window graphics application and installationLexJet’s new Infinium, an inkjet-printable material that conforms to virtually any substrate to which you apply it, can be attached to a substrate using various attachment methods.

In previous posts, I showed you how Infinium can be applied to substrates like canvas and wood and even plexiglass using a thermal laminator.

One of the other ways to attach Infinium to a surface is simply by using water. This method works great for graphics on glass or windows that aren’t going to be permanently installed.

In the video embedded below, learn how to apply Infinium to glass using a wet application method…

YouTube HowTo: How to Apply Wall Graphics with Photo Tex

How to apply inkjet printed wall muralsPhoto Tex is one of the most popular inkjet print materials available at LexJet, and for good reason. It’s versatile, easy to install and just as easy to remove, leaving little to no residue behind after it’s removed.

Though it can be used on a variety of surfaces, and has been, from windows to sign boards, it’s most common application is for wall murals and die-cut decals applied to walls in a diverse range of environments and applications, including convention center graphics, room décor, restaurant art and corporate lobby graphics.

Photo Tex comes in two flavors: One which is compatible with aqueous printers and another compatible with solvent, low-solvent, latex and UV-curable printers. Call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 to find out more and for information about the full slate of LexJet’s wall graphics solutions. Also, be sure to check out the free white paper, Increase Revenue by Offering Wall Murals.

In the video below, video production coordinator Sean McGettigan, he of the multiple talents, shows how easy it is to apply and remove Photo Tex, as well as the best method for application…

How to Apply LexJet Infinium with a Thermal Laminator

Inkjet printing leatherLexJet Infinium conforms to virtually any surface, taking on the characteristics of that surface when it’s properly applied. When applied to leather or canvas, for instance, Infinium essentially becomes part of the material, retaining its look and texture.

Infinium is not a transfer medium, a paper or a film. You print directly to it in reverse and apply it to the substrate using heat, water or a primer (LexJet Infinium Bond), depending on whether it’s meant to be a temporary or permanent graphic.

The first generation of LexJet Infinium is compatible with solvent, low solvent, latex and UV curable printers. It is available in gloss and matte finishes in roll widths ranging from 25 inches to 54 inches wide.

In the video below, see how Infinium is applied and conforms to a flat piece of finished leather and a piece of leather mounted to cardboard with a thermal laminator. If you have any questions and would like to try a roll (all LexJet products come with a 30-Day Money Back Guarantee), contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.

LexJet Launches the Industry’s First Fully Transportable Graphic

Conformable graphic material for promotional and decorative applicationsLexJet has introduced the industry’s first fully transportable graphic, Infinium, a print medium with laminate and adhesive built into one conformable material. LexJet Infinium – which is compatible with low-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable printers – can be applied to virtually any surface, including irregular surfaces and curves, using heat, water or a primer (LexJet Infinium Bond).

“Fully transportable means that, with Infinium, you can print the same material with the same image on the same printer for use in multiple applications,” says Jeff Leto, LexJet product manager. “This conformable material gives you the ability to take the graphic anywhere you want onto virtually any substrate and image it.”

Printing LexJet Infinium with a latex printer
LexJet Infinium, which is printed in reverse and applied to the substrate with water, heat or a primer, is compatible with low-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable printers.

Infinium is not a paper, it’s not a film and it’s not a transfer material. It’s a clear material you reverse print and apply face down on the substrate with either water, heat or a primer, depending on the application and whether it’s a temporary or permanent graphic. Click here to see how it works at LexJet’s YouTube channel.

“There is a lot of potential with this product, because in the past you had to print to a substrate, laminate it and apply it, and you sometimes had to use a number of different substrates for one project. With Infinium, it’s one step, one material and one process,” says David Kurniawan, owner of Maryland Signs and Graphics in Towson, Md., who runs Infinium on his HP L25500 latex printer. “We can use it on all types of substrates and surfaces, including rough surfaces, which helps us use fewer materials for a lot of different applications.”

Applying graphics to rocks, tiles and ceramics
Yes, you can even customize rocks with Infinium, which essentially becomes part of and takes on the characteristics of the material to which you apply it. Check out how it works at the link provided in this article.

Manufactured with water-based chemistries, LexJet Infinium is a sustainable material that has no VOCs and is PVC-free. And, since it includes print, adhesive and laminate qualities in one material it reduces waste and production steps. LexJet Infinium is compatible with most commonly used post-print processes, including laser cutting, routing and thermoforming without distorting the graphic.

LexJet Infinium is available in Gloss and Matte versions in 25”, 36”, 42”, 50” and 54” widths and 75-foot  roll lengths. Like all LexJet products it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and super-fast, $9.99 flat rate shipping from LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers. For more information, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Tiling an Image in Onyx X10

How to tile images for wide format printing

It doesn’t matter how big your printer is. Eventually, you get a job that’s too wide to fit on a given roll of media. That’s where tiling comes in.

Tiling separates a job into two or more pieces so you can print an image that is larger than your media size or break an image into specific sizes for display or mounting purposes. Perhaps the job needs to fit into store-front window frames, or you’re wrapping a vehicle, or maybe you want to use tiling just to keep the installation manageable.

In the video embedded below, learn how to tile an image in Onyx X10.

If you have any questions about Onyx X10 or tiling an image, please contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.