December Rebates: Last Chance to Save in 2018

It’s hard to believe the end of 2018 has arrived. Not only do we have these winter rebates, but you may also qualify for huge savings on equipment purchases with tax deductions through IRS Section 179.

This month’s rebate highlights include: Save up to $1,500 on HP Latex 315 or Latex 335 Print & Cut; Canon is offering up to $1,200 mail-in rebates on imagePROGRAF PRO-series, but hurry, this offer ends on Dec. 15; or take up to $4,000 instant savings on the Epson SureColor S-series printers.

HP Latex Print & Cut Bundle

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through Dec. 31

  • HP Latex 115, 54-inch printer: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units
  • HP Latex 115 Print & Cut: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units (can mix and match Latex 115 and Latex 115 P&C when purchasing 3 units)

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Dec. 10, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle, $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

HP Upgrade to Latex

When you upgrade and trade-in an eligible large-format printer, you will receive a $6,000 mail-in rebate with the purchase of an HP Latex 570. This offer is valid through Dec. 31, 2018 and cannot be combined with LOI. Claims must be submitted by Jan. 31, 2019 to qualify for the mail-in rebate.

Epson S-Series Printers: Don’t Miss Out on Décor Opportunities

In the everchanging world of POP and temporary signage, there is a niche market that many print service providers have missed: décor. If you have an EPSON SureColor S80600, you know the color gamut is unlike any other printer available in the solvent market. With 98.2% Pantone coverage, color-critical art reproductions and wall décor are as easy to produce as banners and signage.

When it comes to creating the perfect art piece, it’s not just about the printer. These days, many people want their home décor to offer the same sophisticated ambiance of a fine art museum. To recreate that look, Print Service Providers turn to a printable canvas, such as EPSON GS Canvas Gloss and GS Canvas Satin, that can be quickly and easily finished with stretcher bars for the perfect, personal masterpiece.

With the introduction of the Epson S-Series printers came the debut of reformulated GS ink. The quick-drying UltraChrome GS3 inks don’t require a protective coating, which means PSPs can offer a quick turnaround on the production of these high-end requests – turning an idea into gallery wrap in one day.

The ability to work with a print immediately is important, especially with time-sensitive jobs. Josh King of Sacramento Giclee says that using his S80600 has improved his turn-around time. “We used to have to print one day, let it dry for a day, spray coat it one day, and let it dry before we could stretch it. Now, with the SureColor printer, within an hour, I can stretch a canvas,” says King.

Of course, what is a masterpiece without a perfect showcase? Having canvas prints professionally wrapped can be an expensive endeavor, which is why many of LexJet’s clients are using GOframe Stretcher bars to create gallery wraps for their customers.

The purpose of décor is to add warmth to a space. By creating personalized art pieces for your clients, you are not only offering them a print, you are helping them turn a house into a home.

Get the Most from Your Solvent Printer

One of the quickest ways to diversify your services as a print shop operator is to add a wide-format solvent printer. With a machine, such as one of the Epson SureColor S-Series printers, you can expand your horizons into everything from long-term outdoor graphics to customized interior décor. Check out how these printers can make an immediate difference in your shop:

Improve Image Output: After more than a year of testing, our Experience Center techs found that the Epson SureColor S-Series S60600 and S80600 provided extremely consistent print production, including photographic and fine art jobs. “I can attest that this is the best solvent printer technology available with regards to reliability, image durability, image detail/sharpness and color fidelity,” says our tech expert, Michael Clementi. “If you were to tell me five years ago that a solvent print would be approved by photographic/fine art consumers concerned with gamut and image quality and durability, I would have told you that we’d have a long wait to get to that point. We have arrived.”

Decisions, Decisions: Choosing the Right EPSON S-Series Printer

Last year, printer maven Michael Clementi discussed the things he learned while working with the EPSON S-Series printers since their release; however, one question is still commonly asked: “Which one is right for me?” The answer depends upon what you want to get out of your printer, so we’ve put together a quick summary of how each of these printers fit into a typical workflow.

Need: General Purpose – The SureColor S40600, with its 4-color system (CMYK), is perfect for mid volume, quick signage. The ink durability has improved over previous EPSON solvent printers and can provide quality banner graphics at 215 ft2/hour or adhesive vinyl turnaround at 170 ft2/hour. Clients who need crisp, clear images, but don’t require color critical graphics will be pleased with the results from the S40600.

Need: High Volume and Speed – The SureColor S60600 is a dual channel 4-color system (CMYK x 2) that excels at speed. With production banner graphics created at a lightning fast 550 ft2/hour and production banner at 310 ft2/hour, the S60600 is the workhorse of the trio.

Need: Photographic Image Quality – The SureColor S80600 offers a 9-color system with an option of White or Metallic Silver. It boasts one of the largest color gamuts offered for photographic images in the solvent printer market, and with 98.2% Pantone coverage, you will be able to meet the needs of clients who have color critical needs. It is important to note that with the quality capability of the S80600, the output is slower than that of the S60600.

Each of the EPSON S-Series printers allow for same-day lamination, which means you save production time because there is no need to wait for the inks to outgas, as is typical of most solvent printers.

If you still have questions, call one of our LexJet specialists at 800-453-9538, and they will help you find the right printer for your business needs.

These Printer Deals Expire Dec. 31 — Don’t Miss Out on Big Savings

The year is coming to an end and so are these printer specials! Don’t miss out on these promos – as well as potential tax savings – ending on Dec. 31, 2017:

Canon Instant Rebates: 

Zero % Financing: Canon is offering 0% financing on imagePROGRAF printers through Dec. 31, 2017

Going Green with Eco-Solvent Inks? Here Are 20 Must-Have Products

We know the environment is top-of-mind for many print shops, and that’s why you’re transitioning to eco-solvent ink technology, such as Epson’s UltraChrome GS3 ink with GreenGuard Gold certification. To help you pair your printer with the right products, we’ve compiled a list of 20 must-have compatible media options, available at LexJet. Check out these products for art and photo, walls, signage and multipurpose applications:

Art & Photo

Eco-solvent options for canvas and photo printing is especially attractive because it eliminates the need for additional coating production that’s required for aqueous printing. These best sellers do just that while offering excellent image reproduction, as well: