The All New Epson P800 Photo Printer: On Sale Now

Earlier this summer, Epson announced the newest generation of photo printers, the Epson SureColor P800, which prints 17-inches wide and up to 10-feet long. This machine has been loaded with state-of-the-art technology from Epson, and it replaces the popular Stylus Pro38xx Series.

The P800 is outfitted with Epson MicroPiezo AMC print heads and the very latest UltraChrome HD eight-color pigment ink set, both of which make it the go-to printer for artists and photographers looking for true-to-life image reproduction with improved lightfastness.

Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas Receives Wilhelm Certification

LexJet is pleased to announce that the experts at Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. (WIR), have granted Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas the prestigious Wilhelm certification for WIR album/dark storage when printed with Epson UltraChrome HDR pigment inks and Canon LUCIA EX pigment inks. Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas is available exclusively through LexJet.

WIR is the world’s leading independent permanence testing laboratory that conducts accelerated light exposure and dark-aging tests to determine the comparative life expectancy of inkjet and other digitally printed photographs.

How long will an image last before it noticeably fades and in what environment? That is the primary question Wilhelm testing seeks to answer.

The just-released results show that prints created on Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas with Canon LUCIA EX inks printed with a Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8300 will last more than 200 years if prints are framed with a UV filter. When printed with Epson UltraChrome HDR pigment inks on an Epson Stylus Pro 9900, prints framed with a UV filter will last more than 130 years.

“Multi-factor permanence tests conducted by WIR have shown that when printed with Epson and Canon pigment inks, Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas has very good resistance to fading and staining when exposed to light on display and provide very high WIR Display Permanence Ratings,” says Henry Wilhelm, founder and director of research at WIR. He is considered the leading expert in inkjet print permanence, and works closely with original equipment manufacturers in developing their archival-quality inks and media.

“In addition, the canvas has outstanding dark storage stability with very high resistance to yellowish staining that may gradually develop over time.”

Because canvas prints generally are not displayed framed under glass or acrylic sheet, prints on long-term display should be coated after printing to protect them from scuffing, insect residues, cooking fumes, cigarette smoke, and other atmospheric contaminates, Wilhelm explains.

“Use of Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas together with Lexjet Sunset Satin Coating currently is the only combination of a fine art canvas and water-based print coating that has been tested for permanence and certified by Wilhelm Imaging Research for long-term use,” he says.

WIR light stability tests and dark storage tests on the next-generation Sunset Satin Coating is currently underway.

For more information about the Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc., and its performance testing procedures, visit

3 Things You Need to Know About the New Epson S-Series Printers


Earlier this month, Epson introduced a new line of 64-inch SureColor S-Series printers. The SureColor S30675 is an ideal entry-level sign printer, delivering reliable output up to 140 square-feet per hour.

The SureColor S70675 is Epson’s latest high-quality photographic signage output machine, perfect for everyday production, with speeds of up to 190 square-feet per hour.

These two printers began shipping this month.

Epson’s SureColor S50675, which is expected to be available beginning in June, produces high-quality output up to 240 square-feet per hour, making it Epson’s fastest signage print — ideal for high-volume, busy print shops.

Here are three key points to know about these new S-Series printers:

1. Under the hood. Epson’s engineers took customer feedback and improved the machines’ imaging technologies, including the addition of a Dual-Array PrecisionCore® TFP® print heads.

Eps_scS50_features2_375x3422. Ink updates. These printers utilize Epson’s UltraChrome GS2 and UltraChrome GSX solvent inks. The Epson Orange Plus ink has been upgraded for an extended color gamut. The optional high-density white ink is paired with a sedimentation-reduction technology to keep the cartridge from drying out. Plus, these S-Series printers have a Metallic Silver ink option, as well.

3. Rebates. Through the end of April, these printers come with an instant $2,000 rebate. Prices for the SureColor S30675SureColor S70675 and SureColor S50675 reflect this discount. Check our Rebates page each month for new savings options. So stay tuned for May rebates.

For more information about these printers, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.