Sizzling Savings on New Printers

Sizzling Savings on New Printers

Whether you’re preparing for the back-to-school season, political signage, or custom décor, if a new printer is in your future, check out these savings from Epson, Canon, and HP.

Epson:

Incredible savings now! Instantly save $6,500 on a SureColor® R- Series with resin ink technology. Epson has a versatile line-up to fit your project from signage to canvas. Instantly save up to $5,000 when you purchase a new Epson printer. Choose from photo, solvent, and even the latest resin technology.

To find your new Epson, visit the Epson rebates resource page HERE.

Canon:

Right now, you can instantly save $470 on the PRO-Series 4100S or $575 on the PRO-Series 4100. Are you looking to add some POP to your prints? Get $650 instant savings when you purchase a PRO-Series GP-4000 with fluorescent ink. There are more ways to save with mail-in-rebates through September 30. $800 off on a PRO-4100. $300 off on a PRO-2100 and GP-2000.

Visit your Canon rebates resource page HERE.

For complete rebate information, visit our rebate resource pages. If you have questions about solutions, applications, or image durability, check out the printers in The LexJet Experience or contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-4-LEXJET.

 

HP:

Cash In & Trade Up through September 30 and get up to $1,500 back when you purchase a qualified DesignJet printer, including the HP DesignJet Z9+ Pro 64-in Printer. Submit your claim form HERE before September 30, 2022.

To see all available DesignJet rebates, visit the HP rebates resource page HERE.

 

 

LexJet Customer Printing for Ukraine

Vlad Denko, a LexJet customer from Ukraine, currently living in Corning, New York, recently turned his print shop into a tool for Ukraine as it battles the Russian invasion. By printing and selling pro-Ukrainian stickers, Denko is donating all the money to support the Ukrainian troops fighting to defend their homeland.

At LexJet, we’re always looking for ways to support our customers. So, we caught up with Vlad to learn more about what he’s doing to make a difference from so far away and better understand how we can help.


LexJet – How are your friends and family back home?

Vlad – So far, none of my immediate family or friends that I personally know were hurt. But at the same time, I cannot state that everyone is safe down there. Some of them are sitting in the suburbs of Kyiv and making Molotov cocktails. Most of my and my wife’s family are in western Ukraine, which is a more or less safe area, but at the same time, we realize it’s only 10 minutes away from a missile flight.

Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

LexJet – How are you holding up? Are you able to communicate with those back home?

Vlad – We’re more or less okay. I believe the fact that we are busy with fundraising and making stickers keeps our minds occupied, otherwise we would probably go crazy just thinking about all of this. Whenever I have a free minute, I just turn on the Ukrainian live stream news, put on the headphones, and listen to what’s happening there. Fortunately, the internet is working well there, and we can communicate with our relatives. I usually call my dad twice a day at least.


Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

LexJet – Why did you start this campaign?

Vlad – Well, first of all, like every single Ukrainian that lives outside of Ukraine, I wanted to do at least something for my homeland. My first thought was to take all the available money we have and send it over. Shortly after the war started, I started getting dozens of messages from my clients and friends who live here in America, letting me know that they think about us and our family and offering help. So, I started researching how we can financially help Ukraine, looking at different charities, funds, and campaigns. I figured out that the foundation called “Come Back Alive” is one of the most established and effective. It has been running since 2014 and has an excellent reporting history. The QR link to the website is constantly posted on every Ukrainian national television at the time. The only problem is that if you’re donating from other countries, you have to go to the bank and make an international SWIFT transaction which costs from $40 to $75 and takes about an hour to do. So, I realized that most people wouldn’t be able to do that stuff, so I started thinking about how we can collect funds from people who want to help and transfer them to Ukraine. Since we are printmakers, we have an established website that we use for print orders, and it took me literally 5 minutes to set it up with a separate gallery. After that, I called a friend of mine, Vitaliy, who lives and works as a designer in Ukraine, and asked him if he could make me a handful of designs. His answer was, “Once I get out of the bomb shelter and if my home is not destroyed, I’ll be happy to help.” So, he did some of the signs, and I did the others, and in a couple of hours, we had the page up and running. I started sending the link to those who were previously over to help, and then it took off from there.



Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

LexJet – What has been the response so far?

Vlad – It’s exceeded all my expectations by far. In the first five days of the campaign, we raised $10,000. When the local TV station heard about it, they called me and asked if they could do a story. Since it aired, my phone has been ringing non-stop. People were asking if they could come over and buy some stickers and support Ukrainian soldiers. At one point, we had vehicles lined up on our street. People have been sending mail letters with checks. A number of local businesses reached out to us, asking if they could buy stickers in bulk and donate in return.


Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

 

LexJet – Where can people go to buy your stickers?

Vlad – You can buy these stickers on my website here.


Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine Spinning
LexJet – What does the money support?

Vlad – All proceeds, not just profits, go to “Come Back Alive.” This fund specifically supports Ukrainian soldiers by providing them with everything but weapons. Helmets, boots, body armor, first aid kits, night vision devices, etc. Everything that can keep a soldier alive so he can return to his family.

Also, people can go to this link and see all the financial information about the fundraiser. We want to be transparent and financially responsible for every dollar we receive.


Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

LexJet – Besides buying your stickers, how else can people help the people of Ukraine?

Vlad – The most important thing is that people are talking about it and letting others know that they are aware, and they are concerned and that they support Ukraine. Both offline, by having a sticker on their car, using it as a conversation starter, and most importantly, online! We all know how social media algorithms work and that politics, both local and national, follow the trends and get constant reports about what people are buzzing around. So, every time somebody mentions on Facebook that they support Ukraine and it’s not acceptable what Russia is doing, it’s accumulating somewhere and putting extra pressure on those who make important decisions in our country.

LexJet – What does this show of support mean to you?

Vlad – Probably, to say that it means the world to me would be to say nothing. I’m flattered but, at the same time, not surprised with the amount of support that I’m getting from fellow Americans. This nation has a long history of helping those who are in need. It is good to know that people worldwide feel responsible and have the urge to help others.


Vlad Denko Printing for Ukraine

LexJet – What printer did you use?

Vlad – For this specific project, I’m using my true workhorse, the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2000 (the current model is Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100). Who would have known five years ago when I was buying it from LexJet that it would be printing stickers to save Ukrainian soldiers!


LexJet Extreme Aqua Vinyl™ w/PSA

LexJet – What material did you use?

Vlad – I am printing them on LexJet Extreme Aqua Vinyl™ w/PSA. LexJet provides the color profiles which create an excellent color match. After I print a 24×36 sheet, I let it dry for a few minutes, laminate it, and then cut the individual stickers out with a straight edge and Rotatrim Cutter. I’m thankful to LexJet, Canon, and everyone who is buying the stickers for their support.

LexJet Replay: The Top Five Printer Introductions of 2021

This past year, LexJet had the opportunity to introduce some exciting new technology to the market. From the first HP Latex with white ink to the first aqueous printer with fluorescent ink, let’s take a look back at the top five printers to make a splash in 2021:

The Canon Colorado 1630 UVgel, is a 64-in roll-to-roll printer that offers outstanding productivity with fast output speed and no dry time, speeding up your workflow.

The new Canon Colorado 1630 is the smart investment choice for print service providers looking for a cost-effective solution to meet their current and future business needs. With speeds up to 1,195/sq.ft. per hour, PSPs can offer a quick turnaround on those last-minute, just-in-time orders.  Learn More

The Canon imagePROGRAF GP Series is the first aqueous printer to bring extra POP with fluorescent pink ink. These printers feature Canon’s unique Radiant Infusion, which layers the newly developed Fluorescent Pink Ink with other inks on the paper surface during printing creating bright and soft color reproduction.

Print service providers can create high-impact graphic posters, wall art, and custom pop art. Artists, retailers, and entertainment venues are just a few of the customers who frequently purchase tailored graphics with vivid neon and fluorescent colors. Learn More

The EFI Pro 30h is a 3.2-meter (126-in) printer with flatbed and roll-to-roll capabilities. It is an entry-level production printer that offers superior image quality, versatility, and productivity at a competitive price point and prints on a wide variety of substrates in a wide variety of applications.

The Pro 30h is designed for commercial printers, sign shops, and in-plant printers who would like to expand into high-value specialty substrates and popular applications such as wall coverings, décor, and signage, and print directly to rigid substrates. Learn More

Epson SureColor R5070L and R5070 are the first in Epson’s resin technology line. Designed to keep up with fast-paced print shops, they offer immediate lamination, user-replaceable PrecisionCore® printheads, and ultra-low-cost inks.

This 64-in roll-to-roll signage printer features multi-purpose resin ink and provides professional-quality wallpapers, fabrics, uncoated papers, and traditional signage at remarkable speeds. The SureColor R5070L has bulk ink capabilities with 3-liter tanks, while the R5070 offers 1.5-liter ink packs. Learn More

With the HP Latex 700, Latex 700W, Latex 800, and Latex 800W, HP completely reimagined its Latex portfolio. From the addition of white ink in the “W” series to the inclusion of recycled materials in the printer and recyclable outer ink cartridges, HP has improved the printer’s output and overall sustainability.

The 700/700W series use 1-liter inks and are ideal for PSPs using solvent, UV, and Latex who want to extend their applications to win high-value signage jobs with HP Latex printing.

The 800/800W series use 3-liter inks and are perfect for mid-to large-size PSPs using solvent, UV, and Latex who want to extend their applications to win high-value signage jobs with HP Latex printing. Learn More

Are you interested in digging deeper into these new printers? Contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-4LEXJET (800-453-9538) today.

Step into The LexJet Experience and See the Difference

We are excited to welcome you to The LexJet Experience, the most immersive virtual space LexJet has ever created.

The LexJet Experience is the best we have to offer. We’ve teamed up with over three dozen partners – names like Hahnemühle, General Formulations, EFI, HP, Canon, and more – to bring you the products and information you’re looking for in an experience you won’t believe.

As you walk the floor, step into each booth to immerse yourself with the products you know and love, discover exciting new applications and partnerships, and increase your knowledge with live and on-demand virtual workshops.

No suits, no shoes, no problem because The LexJet Experience is always open and easy to access from your home or office.

If you have questions, we’ll have friendly LexJet sales specialists on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, to assist you.

Now that you’re ready to see the difference, visit The LexJet Experience; a new and exciting way to get the industry’s most innovative solutions.

Sunset Image Awards Spotlight – Kenneth Martin & Jamie Steeno

When LexJet hosted the Sunset Image Awards Click & Win Event earlier this year, the categories began to fill quickly. One of the most competitive groups was the Wildlife & Landscape category, with over 400 submissions. For Kenneth Martin, who won with “Sacred Lands of the Navajo”, and Jamie Steeno, who placed second with “The Courtyard”, there’s quite a story behind the captures.

The couple, based in Green Bay, Wis., each submitted a photo for the contest without telling the other. “Neither one of us knew the other was entering, and we live in the same house,” says Steeno. The judging came up, and Ken says, ‘I’ve got to get to the studio before the Click & Win judging’ and that’s how we found out the other entered.”

While both images are taken at Hunts Mesa, Ariz., they each have their own story to tell.

Martin set up the exclusive adventure as a birthday present for Steeno. “I’ve been to Monument Valley on many occasions and I’ve always wanted to get to the top of Hunts Mesa,” he says. “That’s a special guided tour, only by the Navajo. I purchased two tickets to the top of Hunts Mesa to wish Jamie a Happy Birthday. It was a unique adventure.”

Steeno agrees. “We are instructors for Down Every Road Adventures. We explore the adventures ourselves, then we put together a workshop,” she says. “Here we are walking on these buttes that people are normally looking up at. So, we are getting a totally different view.”

The Courtyard
“The Courtyard” – Jamie Steeno

While the views from the top are peaceful and serene, getting to that vantage point was quite literally a bumpy ride. “We loaded up a couple of SUVs and as we were on the ascent to Hunts Mesa, the road got extremely rough,” says Martin. “You’re buckled in tight, and you feel like salt in a saltshaker.”

Once they reached the top, they prepared for a nighttime shoot, which is when Steeno captured her image. “The Courtyard” is a black and white sunset image. “I chose to do mine in the old-time zone system. I felt that it brought more depth to the image, the old-time feel,” she says. “It’s in a historic area, sacred grounds. I thought that image would be better portrayed in black and white.”

While Steeno was focused on recreating a historical look, Martin chose a sunset shoot to capture every detail for “Sacred Lands of the Navajo”.

“It is a 28-image capture that I then photo merged in PhotoShop. It took 8-10 minutes to shoot,” he says. “I could have captured everything with a wide-angle lens, but the mesas and buttes in the far background would’ve just disappeared. I employed a 100 mm focal length which brought that background up closer.”

Taking first place in the Sunset Image Awards isn’t his only win for this image. “I got third in the Grand Imaging Awards. Just getting to the platform is an honor,” Martin says.

It’s not just about capturing a great image for an award-winning photo, it’s also about having the right equipment and media.

Both photographers are avid fans of Canon equipment – both cameras and printers – and Martin recently purchased the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-2100 Printer from LexJet. “I got my first big printer, a Canon 8300, from LexJet. When it came time to replace the motherboard, I just purchased a Canon 2100, instead,” he says.

When it comes to media, both Martin and Steeno each have their favorites. “My favorite media is EPSON Premium Luster. For canvas, I use the Sunset Select Matte Canvas. I decided to go with the 24-inch printer so I could print 20-inch x 30-inch or 20-inch x 40-inch canvases. They are easier to handle than the larger ones I was doing on the 8300,” says Martin.

For some of the specialized work that Steeno does, she prefers something that offers a bit more shine. “For the light painting, cars, and motorcycles that we shoot, I love the Sunset Photo Metallic,” she says. “It makes the color pop. It’s amazing.”

This competitive couple was introduced to LexJet years ago through the Sunset Print Awards. “I first heard of LexJet when I won my first Sunset Print Award and I’ve been a customer since,” says Martin.

“In 2015, one of my other images – “Watercourse” – won the LexJet Sunset Print Award,” says Steeno.

For this dynamic photography duo, it’s not only capturing award-winning photos that keep them going, but also the adventure and, of course, their competitive spirit. “I’m continuously motivated to up my game to stay ahead of Jamie,” says Martin. “We’re very competitive. It keeps us on our toes,” says Steeno.

Looking to “Get Recognized”? Submit your photo through Sept. 3 for the next Sunset Image Awards and you could win $300 in cash if your image is selected by our judging panel. For more information on Canon printers or LexJet media, contact a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Print & Win Judges Offer Tips for Capturing Competition-worthy Photos

With over 600 submissions for the Print & Win Competition, it was tough to narrow it down to the images that were selected to face the judges’ panel. In fact, there were several images that were on the cusp of making it to the panel.

Given that there was so much discussion about the images, several of the original judges – Pete Wright, Jeff Bowman, and Dennis and Cheri Hammon – returned to share a rare, public learning opportunity for up and coming photographers and photographers who have never entered their work in a formal competition.

The judges selected a few of the images and offered some great talking points not only to the photographer of the image but also to anyone looking to learn and hone their skills. Dennis Hammon is excited to share this sneak peek into a judge’s mind.

“We want you to learn from everybody’s image. We want to give everyone the experience to understand what judges are looking for,” he says. “We’re looking for sharpness, technique, and story-telling. The composition and subject are so important.”

The judges picked a wide variety of images ranging from a boudoir capture to a kaleidoscope creation and discussed what the photographers did right and how the image could be improved for another competition or what a photographer could do differently for future competitions. The suggestions were as simple as a closer crop and choosing a different time of day to as technical as changing settings and doing additional post-production work.

A consensus among the judges is the best way to improve skill and technique is to continue entering competitions. As many past Sunset Print Award winners have stated, anytime they put their work in front of judges, they learn something to help them improve.

Whether the Click & Win Image Awards was your first or fortieth competition, check out the video above to eavesdrop on the conversation. Feel free to leave us a comment and let us know what you learned from the discussions.

Now that you’ve learned more about how to capture the perfect image, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 to find out how to take the next step – printing. Remember, it’s not a photograph until it’s printed.