September Inkjet Printer Rebate Update

Rebates on large format inkjet printers at LexJetIf you’re in the market for a new wide-format inkjet printer, September is a great month to buy with great rebate programs from Canon, Epson and HP.

Canon continues to offer a choice of mail-in rebates of up to $3,000 or a one-year CarePAK Extended Service Plan. These rebates are in addition to Canon’s trade-in rebates that can be instant at the point of sale.

Epson is also continuing instant rebates on its latest series of printers, including the Epson Stylus Pro 4900, 7890, 9890, 7900, 9900, 11880 and GS6000 low-solvent printer.

HP is offering up to $1,000 if you own a 24″ or wider printer, plotter or vinyl cutter when you purchase an HP Designjet Z6200 42-inch photo printer. The 60-inch version already has the $1,000 rebate built in. And, when you buy an HP Designjet L25500 latex inkjet printer, you get a $2,000 instant rebate. This rebate is already built into the price, and you get a free full set of inks.

To download forms and more information, go to www.lexjet.com/rebates.aspx, or call a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538, who will be able to help you find the right printer for your specific needs.

Extreme Sale: Price Reduced on LexJet Extreme AquaVinyl While Supplies Last

Printing signs with vinylSave more than 20 percent on LexJet Extreme AquaVinyl w/PSA, engineered for all aqueous printers, including dye and pigmented inks and thermal and piezo printheads.

Take advantage of this special pricing on all widths and roll lengths of Extreme AquaVinyl while supplies last. The 36″ x 40′ roll, for instance, was $181, and is now only $139.

Plus, LexJet Extreme AquaVinyl comes with a one-year warranty against fading, peeling, cracking, bleeding and running when using pigmented (UV) inks. The scratch resistant coating eliminates the need to laminate and is waterproof.

Extreme AquaVinyl can be used for a variety of flat surface applications, such as short-term outdoor signage, long-term indoor graphics, window graphics, special event graphics, and other flat panel advertising.

Jon Otteson, who printed the sign project show here on the vinyl, said, “I’ve printed a lot of fine art projects, but this was our first signage project so it was a little nerve-wracking. Fortunately, it worked out very well and we learned a lot along the way. The printer and the material were both perfect, and compared to what we had before the signage is 50 times nicer.”

Win Big, Save Big in Long Beach at the NBM Show

Sign and digital trade show in CaliforniaSo how does one go about winning/saving big at the NBM Show in Long Beach, which takes place Aug. 11-13 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center? It’s pretty simple. First, you register and attend the show and NBM will randomly select four attendees each day of the show to win cash vouchers for $500 good with any of the exhibitors.

Speaking of exhibitors, LexJet will be on hand at Booth 341, so if you’re a winner (and even if you’re not), stop by and cash in on the full range of products for wide-format inkjet printing LexJet offers, from equipment and printable media for aqueous, solvent, UV curable and latex printers to laminates and other handy production items.

Canvas wraps with stretcher kits
Buy a roll of Sunset Canvas at the NBM Show in Long Beach and get a free Sunset Stretcher Kit for easy, professional canvas gallery wraps.

Then, when you stop by the LexJet booth, make sure to take advantage of the show-only specials: Buy a 24-inch or wider roll of Sunset Canvas and you’ll get a free 16-in x 20-in. Sunset Stretcher Kit (1.25 in. x 1.5 in. bars). It’s the easy and professional way to offer high-profit canvas gallery wraps. The Sunset Canvas line includes…

Printing window graphics
Window graphics by Ink Outside the Box with LexJet Simple Low Tack White Vinyl. Get 20 percent off any Simple media for solvent, UV curable and latex printers at the NBM Show in Long Beach.

Plus, you’ll get 20 percent off all LexJet Simple media when you buy at the show. LexJet’s Simple line for solvent, low-solvent, UV curable and latex printers includes…

Free passes to the NBM Long Beach Show are also available from LexJet. Contact the customer specialists in our Los Angeles office, C.J. Forker or Steven Lowe, at 800-453-9538 or email Christopher.forker@lexjet.com and Steven.lowe@lexjet.com

For more info about the NBM Show in Long Beach, including all the deals, specials, lodging details, area attractions and the educational program on Aug. 10, go to http://thenbmshow.com/longbeach-2011

LexJet Enhances, Simplifies PSA Laminate Line: Performance, Elite, Specialty

Laminates for trade shows and displaysLexJet has updated its line of PSA laminates and backers to provide a practical way for print shops to produce and sell laminated large format inkjet solutions to their customers, and provide added value for added profits.

“We’ve taken our 17 years of experience developing inkjet media, laminates and backers, as well as crucial input and advice from our customers, to give them a product line they can sell and depend upon,” says LexJet product manager Dione Metnick. “The whole point of a laminate is to enhance and protect the graphic, and exceed the end user’s design and visual expectations. We used that criteria as our baseline, then built our laminates and backers to eliminate costly color shifts and adhesive failures for the dependability and consistency our customers require.”

Conveniently grouped into three basic product categories – Performance, Elite and Specialty – print shops have a simple yet diverse choice of superior laminates not available elsewhere in various thicknesses, base materials, textures and widths. The adhesives in all three product lines are compatible with aqueous, low solvent, solvent, UV curable and latex inks.

“I have never noticed any discoloration with a LexJet laminate, as opposed to others I’ve seen that tend to yellow over time or give the graphic a different tint,” says Christian Schmid of Essyx Design + Fabrication, Johnson City, Tenn. “When our customers invest in graphics they don’t want them damaged, either by UV or people handling them, so we make sure we give them the peace of mind that comes with a more durable, brighter laminate.”

Performance: The industry’s best-in-class economically priced line of laminates and backers. Like all LexJet products, they come with a 30-day money back guarantee and are built to last. Most products in the Performance line feature the same high-quality adhesives and base materials as the Elite line.

Specialty: This product line was designed based on customer feedback for warranted, durable laminates that meet all the demands of specialty applications, including floor, carpet, vehicle wrap, optically clear and dry-erase.

Elite: Offers the highest possible performance and quality that exceeds the durability and visual expectations of end users. Most products in the Elite line come with a Lifetime Warranty, while all of them feature the most durable solvent acrylic adhesive in the industry and PreLume, an optical reflection technology built into the Elite laminates that ensures brighter and cleaner white areas for a longer period of time. PreLume Inside means greater contrast and dynamic range, producing graphics that stand out and grab the attention of passersby in a variety of indoor applications.

PreLume, licensed by LexJet in 2003, is only one innovation in a long line of innovations since LexJet introduced the first reverse-print polycarbonate (LexJet Clear) to the graphics market in 1994. Since that time LexJet pioneered the first white backer to partner with LexJet Clear, the first polycarbonate laminate guaranteed not to tunnel or delaminate, the next generation of solvent acrylic mounting adhesives, new adhesives resistant to and compatible with solvent and UV-curable inks and the first Lifetime Warranty, to name just a few.

Whether your graphic is short-term, long-term or somewhere in between, with LexJet’s updated and enhanced line of laminates and backers you have a variety of options to choose from that no one else in the industry offers… Proven, quality laminates in a variety of thicknesses, finishes and base materials to protect and enhance your graphic, eliminating costly color shifts and adhesive failures… Guaranteed.