Canon Rebates Good through Oct. 31 at LexJet

Canon Inkjet PrintersBuy or lease a new Canon large format inkjet printer from LexJet before Oct. 31 to realize the savings from the following instant rebates:

Click here for a video overview of how and why Canon printers pay off almost immediately. And, for a series of Canon printer how-to and production workflow videos, click here.

For more information, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Optimize Your Canon Printer’s Performance with the Firmware Update Tool

Canon Firmware Update Tool
This is the page where you can find the imagePROGRAF Firmware Update Tool. Click on the image to go there now and update your Canon iPF printer for optimal performance.

To make sure your Canon imagePROGRAF Printer is running at its optimal performance level, be sure to take advantage of the imagePROGRAF Firmware Update Tool V24.00.

The tool, which you can click here to access, is quick and easy to use. This link is to the iPF8400 printer Drivers and Software site. To find your printer, select the printer from the See Other Large Format Printers drop-down menu located toward the top of the page, toward the right and below the image of the printer.

The tool works by searching for firmware updates on the Canon website. If an update for the printer is available the tool, which is launched by clicking an icon, it helps you identify the new firmware so that you can update your printer and the next time you go to print, you will be up-to-date and ready to go.
Simply launch the Firmware Update Tool and the software will search for imagePROGRAF printers that are found via a USB or Ethernet connection, and inform you if any firmware updates are available for each device.

If a firmware update is possible for one of the imagePROGRAF devices listed, the software can connect to the internet to automatically download this firmware and update the device. This way, you don’t have to manually search to see if an update is available.
If you have any questions or need help, call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Profitable Print Applications and Innovations at Free Canon Workshop

Canon LexJet Printing Workshops
Hey! What’s that? It’s the entry into Canon’s showrooms where you’ll see the latest innovations in cameras, printers, camcorders, projectors and more when you attend the free printing workshop at Canon’s HQ in Melville, N.Y., on Oct. 22.


The free printing workshop that’s being hosted at Canon U.S.A.’s new headquarters facility in Melville, N.Y., on Tuesday, Oct. 22, will feature an in-depth look at profitable print applications.

A bonus for attendees of the free workshop is the opportunity to get an exclusive look at Canon’s latest innovations in consumer and professional equipment, including:

  • Consumer products: PowerShot and EOS cameras, VIXIA High Definition camcorders, and PIXMA photo and business printers
  • Professional products: EOS digital SLR cameras, Cinema EOS cameras, HD camcorders, and the full lineup of Canon’s EF, cinema and broadcast lenses
  • Photo gallery: Features Explorer of Light images, each tagged with information about the Canon camera and printer used to create the capture and the output
Canon LexJet Printing Workshop
The Large Format Printers showcase at Canon’s HQ in Melville, N.Y.

And that’s not all… Canon’s headquarters showrooms also feature innovations in projectors, production printers, Canon’s Mixed Reality System (combines the virtual world of CGI with the real world), scanners, and more.

The free printing workshop takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 22, and will cover print applications relevant to your market with application demonstrations, surefire production techniques to increase efficiency and profitability.

Workshop attendees will also receive a $50 gift certificate from LexJet, inkjet media swatchbooks, special printer and inkjet media promotions, printed samples, and other giveaways.

The number of attendees each day is limited, so please contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 to learn more about the workshop or to register to attend at Canon headquarters in Melville on Oct. 22. Registration ends on Friday, Oct. 18.

Registration for Free Inkjet Printing Workshop in Texas Ends Friday

Wide Format Printing Workshop“It was large-format printing in a nutshell: from fine art and photography to posters to banners,” says Bill Szcepaniak, who attended the free hands-on printing workshop sponsored by Canon and LexJet held this past week in Irvine, Calif.

The next free workshop is being held next week, Tuesday, Aug. 20 to be exact, in Irving, Texas. Registration ends Friday, Aug. 16, and there’s limited space, so if you’re interested in elevating your large-format inkjet printing, boosting profits and expanding your market, call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 and sign up by the end of the day Friday.

The workshop provides an overview of inkjet printing for a variety of fine art, sign and display and photography applications. It features a close examination of Canon’s printer technology and software, with operational and efficiency tips, followed by in-depth information on working with photo papers, fine art papers, canvas, films and vinyl, including hands-on demonstrations of various techniques.

You’ll find out what makes each inkjet material tick and how to finish, present and apply them. Moreover, expert presenters from Canon and LexJet will guide you through the most profitable, unique and saleable applications you can accomplish in your market.

For instance, you’ll learn all about canvas from start to finish: how the inkjet coating, material composition and finish impact the printed image, followed by guidelines on coating and stretching canvas, and the most profitable applications.

When you attend the workshops you’ll also receive a $50 gift certificate from LexJet, inkjet media swatchbooks, special printer and inkjet media promotions, printed samples and other giveaways. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

To sign up for the Irving, Texas workshop, and if you have any questions, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Save on Canon and Epson Inkjet Printers in August

Canon iPF Inkjet Printers at ARC StudiosCanon and Epson announced their latest round of instant and mail-in rebates good through Aug. 31 from LexJet.

Save up to $1,400 with instant rebates from Canon on its imagePROGRAF lineup of wide-format inkjet printers: Canon iPF5100, Canon iPF6400, Canon iPF6450, Canon iPF8300S, Canon iPF8400, Canon iPF9400 and the Canon iPF9400S.

For more information about each Canon instant rebate, availability and additional incentives from LexJet, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Epson is offering a bevy of mail-in and instant rebates of up to $2,500 on its Stylus Pro, T-Series and SureColor S-Series inkjet printers. Click here for more detailed information about Epson’s rebates.

Canon imagePROGRAF Layout Plug-In for Canvas Printing

Software plug-in for printing canvas wrapsAs noted here earlier at the LexJet Blog, Canon recently announced a new line of wide format inkjet printers, and with these new printers comes a time-saving piece of software called the imagePROGRAF Layout Plug-In.

This software, exclusive to the new printers, allows users to bypass the usual steps in Photoshop of creating a mirror or solid color border around their canvas images for wrapping by automating the process after making a few selections.

Among other things, the Layout Plug-In allows you to enter:

  • The desired print size
  • The thickness of your stretcher bars
  • The amount of canvas you want to stretch around the back of the bars for stapling
  • Border effects like reflection (mirror), soft reflection (mirrored and blurred), and custom colors

After making your selections, the software generates the canvas and even automatically opens it in the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Photoshop where you can print it.

In the video embedded below, learn about the various options that are available for your canvas prints and how to use the imagePROGRAF Layout Plug-In…