Get Double the Mileage with Double-sided Banners

With summer right around the corner, you’re sure to see an uptick in requests for outdoor signage. One way to get a lot of mileage from one piece of media is with double-sided printing. A product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner makes it easy to produce quality graphics on both sides of the media, thanks to an inner opaque layer that won’t let the graphics bleed through or let light show through.

Double-sided banners can work for outdoor signage like pole flags or hanging banners. They can also come in handy for retail signage when you’ve got a lot of two-way foot traffic.

Choose a matte finish to eliminate any glare. Also, opt for a heavier lay-flat banner media that will eliminate curling along the edges and can finished with grommets, rather than folding and sewing the edges, for a clean, easy-to-handle final banner.

Using a substantial, latex- and solvent-compatible product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner will allow you to print on both sides of one piece of media, rather than having to glue or sew two graphics together. You can line up your graphic to have the same messaging on both sides, or switch it up so passersby get a new message when they’re coming or going.

If you haven’t tried double-sided printing, check out this training video from Onyx, which takes you step-by-step through the process:

Introducing: LexJet Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner

With our newest banner material, LexJet Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner, we’ve combined a set of features that will make this cost-effective scrim vinyl your new solution for high-impact banners.

This 15-mil banner combines a smooth, bright-white base for excellent color reproduction with a 100 percent opaque black back that blocks out everything.

“We tried a regular banner for a customer who wanted it hanging in the window,” says LexJet customer Chris Kleine, who runs New Mexico-based Graphics by Kleine. “I redid it with the Blockout, and there was literally no show-through. It’s all I push now … I won’t use any other.”

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Photo provided by Chris Kleine

The glossy finish makes this product unique on the market, giving photo banners an extra pop that other vinyls can’t produce.

“The gloss enhances the output by, I’d say, 1000 percent,” Kleine says. “You go from a dull matte finish to almost photo quality … it’s perfect.”

With weather- and water-resistance, the aqueous ink-compatible Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner can last up to six months outdoors, making it the go-to vinyl for pole, street and hanging banners indoors or out. Kleine says the thickness and durability make finishing a breeze.

“You don’t even have to fold and stitch it … just grommet it,” he says. “Other companies want me to use their stuff, but I like the dependability and durability of this product.”

LexJet Gloss Blockout ThriftyBanner is now available in 24-, 36- and 60-inch by 75-foot rolls on LexJet.com or by calling a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

New Year, 4 New LexJet Films You Need Now

If you’re like us, your New Year has come roaring out the gate. We’ve been working hard to bring to market four new, exciting films that offer a new range of solutions for window graphics, backlits and banners. We’re excited to announce these new products, now available:

johns media featuredLexJet Simple Grip Backlit. Get ready to take window graphics to the next level with this extraordinary removable, self-adhesive product that is easily installed on the inside of a window with the graphic viewable from either indoors or out. What makes this polyester film special is that when paired with light — either a spotlight from the front, lighting from the back or even natural sunlight — the frosted finish really pops, bring images to life.