Innovative Products That Take on Heat and Pressure Like a Champ

Venturing into the world of dye-sublimation can lead to an adventurous journey of countless possibilities and profitable paths. From high-end wall tiles that elevate a space to small, personalized products that increase brand awareness, your imagination is the only limit to your business growth.

Investing in the right equipment and high-quality products can significantly impact productivity, efficiency, and profitability. One essential product for all businesses offering dye-sublimation is a heat press that can take on the necessary heat and pressure and deliver high-quality results every time. LexJet provides many solutions to fit your sublimation needs, including Geo Knight and Sefa heat presses. Not all heat presses are the same, so which one you invest in will depend on budget, space, and the level of automation you require.

Geo Knight Presses

Geo Knight offers presses of various sizes, manual and automated, with a heavy-duty, long-lasting solid steel welded framework. One popular option for smaller projects or a business just starting with sublimation is the manual Geo Knight Digital Knight 16×20 Swinger. The 16×20 swing-away moves the top to the side so you can have full access to the table to place your substrate, then swing the top back in place when you’re ready to press. This type of design can make t-shirt pressing a breeze!

The automatic version, Geo Knight Digital Knight Automatic Air, offers smooth automatic pressing and pushbutton activation providing a productive, fatigue-free operation.

The controller utilizes an easy-to-read oversized-digit LCD to show time and temperature simultaneously. These presses feature a high-accuracy pressure regulator and pressure gauge for specific psi settings, which is a critical factor for success when pressing different substrates that may each require a particular pressure for best results.

The operator can use the 70 programmable presets for saving common application settings of Temp/Time/Pressure, ensuring consistent, repeatable results for all applications. Having preset settings for each product you offer can save you time and avoid costly errors that may occur when the incorrect heat or pressure is used. Not enough pressure can result in faded-looking products, and too much heat may burn your design. Geo Knight boasts a lifetime warranty on the heat platen and an unprecedented 3-year warranty on the heat-control electronics.

Sefa Presses

If you’re looking for a different type of heat press that is not a swing-away or clamshell style, one option is Sefa’s SLIDE 1285 UL, a large-format, air-operated, manual-drawer press. The SLIDE 1285’s two independent heating areas make it suitable for sublimation on large-format textiles and large-format rigid substrates.

SUBLI 1510+ UL is a large-format pneumatic press with two motorized drawer plates dedicated to textile and rigid substrate sublimation. The pneumatic system allows heat and pressure to disperse evenly during the sublimation process, which reduces ghosting and other challenges customers have experienced with other heat presses.

Sefa worked closely with the ChromaLuxe® manufacturers to create the perfect heat presses for their high-end aluminum panels, so the Sefa and ChromaLuxe duo is a winning sublimation combination.

Popular applications for the Sefa solutions include sublimation to rigid substrates, textile sublimation, flex, and with ChromaLuxe Aluminum panels.

Unisub Sublimatable Blanks

Once you’ve chosen the heat press that will take your business to the next level, the next step is determining which products your company wants to offer. LexJet has many durable, easy-to-use sublimation blanks available such as Unisub coasters, ornaments, magnets, key chains, pet tags, and the beautiful ChromaLuxe wall tiles that will elevate the ambiance of any space. ChromaLuxe tiles are available in various sizes and finishes offering superior quality and durability.

ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles

 

Customized gifts and products are hot sellers, adding a much more personal touch to company gifts for employees, family and friends, and customers who want their unique gift or promotional products to stand out. The sublimation process is easy- choose your design, print, and press onto your chosen substrate for a unique product your customers will love.

No matter what you plan to offer your customers, we have high-quality equipment and products to expand your market. To learn more, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit lexjet.com.

 

 

Now Available: ChromaLuxe Repositionable Wall Tiles

The world of photography just got repositionable.

ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles

Introducing ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles, an easy, repositionable way to showcase many of your favorite photos at once without damaging your walls. Available in three shapes: square, hexagon, or rectangle, you can turn your house into a personal art gallery.

With the characteristic ChromaLuxe vibrance, Wall Tiles have a rich and colorful white wood surface giving you a unique way to display personal photos, even when rearranging your living space.

ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles“The new ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles offer personalization to any space, and there are no special tools, nails, or holes required,” says Michelle Oczkowski, S-One product manager. “The repositionable adhesive gives you the chance to display those important memories in an endless number of ways.”

Wall Tiles is an excellent opportunity for photographers looking to add niche offerings to their portfolios. Your clients can document a lifetime of achievements with this new product, from children to graduation to bridal.

For more information, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit lexjet.com today.

ChromaLuxe Wall Tiles

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LexJet Experience

Working with LexJet is a “Win-Win” for Arrow Photo

In 1943, renowned American photographer Wynn Bullock started Arrow Photo, a small commercial photo lab in Santa Maria, Calif. As the business grew, so did the product offering. In the 1950s, then-owner Hank Datter added film processing. In 1979, Margrit Holmes joined the Arrow Photo family. About 11 years ago, Holmes purchased the company where she has dedicated much of her life.

When she bought Arrow Photo, Holmes made the difficult decision to split off the camera store to focus on offering the best output for her clients. “I realized that the only way I can be successful in these challenging times is by offering customer service, connecting with my clients, producing high-end products, and most of all, giving quality,” she says. “The only way you can give quality is to use quality products.”

Holmes works with both aqueous and dye-sublimation printers. She uses LexJet Sunset Reserve Gloss on her two EPSON P6000 printers for her canvas prints. Recently, she added a SureColor F6370 and Geo Knight Maxi Press Air to improve her ChromaLuxe process.

Holmes’ decision to bring in the heat press ChromaLuxe prints to her clients was easy. The unique look of the aluminum panels creates durable and eye-popping images. “We offer the high gloss and the matte because not everybody likes the high gloss,” she says. “The colors are punchier with the gloss, but we have a lot of customers who prefer the matte, and we have no re-dos.”

The desire to provide high-quality products and customer service to her clients is one of Holmes’ main reasons almost exclusively with LexJet. She enjoys the wide variety of products, fast delivery, and friendly service from LexJet. “In the beginning, I was only ordering canvas, and then I realized how many products you carry, now I order from LexJet,” she says. “It’s because of the service and the fast delivery time. Often, we have the product the next day or two days later.”

With her diverse clientele – anything from customers ordering family photos to large canvas or ChromaLuxe prints for hotels and hospitals – Holmes knows the importance of getting what she needs when she needs it. “For us to fulfill everybody’s needs and do it successfully, we must use quality products and have the material available when I need it,” she says. “And we have LexJet to back us up and support us.”

Knowing she can get products she loves and trusts on time is not the only reason Holmes has partnered with LexJet. Perhaps, more importantly, is knowing that when she needs help, she can call and get her personal sales manager, Terry Brown, on the phone. “I know Terry will be there for me if I need him. It’s about having that human connection, and that’s important”, she says. “I always appreciate companies that recognize that customer service is important, and there are so many companies getting away from that.”

With her long and storied history with a long and storied company, Margrit Holmes knows what it takes to make customers happy, and she values the partnership she has with Terry Brown and LexJet. “Perhaps if it weren’t for LexJet, we wouldn’t be so successful, so really it is a win-win,” she says.

We’d love to see how we can positively impact your business, too. Reach out to a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or browse our wide variety of products at The LexJet Experience, a virtual world with everything LexJet has to offer.

Heat Things up with Sefa Heat Presses

Peanut butter and jelly. Batman and Robin. Kittens and puppies. Some things just go together. Now, you can add Sefa and ChromaLuxe to that list of dynamic duos.

Sefa worked closely with the ChromaLuxe manufacturers to create the perfect heat presses for their high-end aluminum panels. The pneumatic system allows heat and pressure to disperse evenly during the sublimation process, which reduces ghosting and other challenges customers have experienced with other heat presses.

LexJet offers three presses to meet your dye-sublimation needs:

SLIDE 1285 – The SLIDE 1285 is a large-format, air-operated, manual-drawer press. The SLIDE 1285’s two independent heating areas make It suitable for sublimation on large-format textiles and large-format rigid substrates.

Applications: Sublimation to rigid substrates, textile sublimation, flex, and the SLIDE 1285 was created in a special partnership to work specifically with ChromaLuxe Aluminum panels.

SUBLI 1510+ – The SUBLI 1510+ is a large-format pneumatic press with two motorized drawer plates dedicated to textile and rigid substrate sublimation.

Applications: Sublimation to rigid substrates, textile sublimation, flex, and the SUBLI 1510+ was created in a special partnership to work specifically with ChromaLuxe Aluminum panels.

SUBLIMAXI 2513 – The SUBLIMAXI 2513 is our largest press model. It is suitable for large-format textile prints and large-format rigid substrates.

Applications: Sublimation to rigid substrates, textile sublimation, flex, and the SUBLIMAXI 2513 was created in a special partnership to work specifically with ChromaLuxe Aluminum panels.

Visit our Dye-sub library to see our complete line-up of dye-sub printers, inks, and accessories.

For more information on the new line of Sefa heat presses, contact a LexJet specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit our dedicated resource page.

Chromaluxe Panels make Shiny Prints

The title of this article has a double meaning.

Yes, Chromaluxe does make good-looking, shiny prints, ideal for your home, office, or just about any situation you can imagine.

But it also helps Jupiter, Florida-based metal printer, Shiny Prints, make gorgeous works of art.

Shiny Prints is one of LexJet’s biggest Chromaluxe customers, largely because of its unmatched color and versatility.

We recently sat down with Matt Dee from Shiny Prints about why his company chooses Chromaluxe.

 

Click here to check out LexJet’s entire line of Chromaluxe panels and see why they could be the perfect solution for your next project.

 

LexJet Reviews: Hot Products to Watch in 2021

In this edition of LexJet Reviews, C.J. Forker discusses a few of our customers’ favorites, making them some of the hottest products to watch in 2021.

From signage to photo panels to temporary banners, here are the products that will help keep you at the head of the class, this year:
HP Adhesive Vinyl – The products in the HP adhesive vinyl portfolio have been some of the hottest since their release in 2019. Customers say that the vinyl line delivers the consistency, performance, and image quality they expect from the HP brand.

HP Prime Banner – Unveiled last year, the HP Prime banner family quickly became another line of products our customers can’t resist. Available in 13-oz matte and gloss, 15-oz blockout, and 18-oz pole banner, these products are perfect for long-standing indoor displays or outdoor displays and offer extra durability.

ChromaLuxe Photo Panels – Using dye-sub technology, this high-end alternative to photographic paper helps your images stand out in the crowd. While there are similar products widely available in the market, very few can match the combination of color, durability, and diversity that ChromaLuxe panels offer.

To learn more about these hot products, visit our LexJet Reviews library, give us a call at 800-453-9538, or visit LexJet.com.