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.

Say Hello to the EPSON SureColor F170

Epson is making one of the biggest splashes in the dye-sublimation market with one of the smallest printers available. Introducing the SureColor F170, a true desktop dye-sub printer.

It is perfect for small companies that personalize gifts like mugs, mousepads, and more. This little workhorse also fits in with companies currently using large-format printers for small jobs. Now you can save time and money and reduce waste with the EPSON SureColor F170.

SCF170 upper+left with print

Highlights

  • Genuine Epson dye-sublimation ink technology — delivers extraordinary color saturation and high color contrast
  • Versatile media support —includes a 150-sheet auto-feed tray for added efficiency; supports sheet media up to 8 1/2-in x 14-in
  • Replace ink less often — high-capacity ink bottles with auto-stop for easy, mess-free filling
  • Tackle a variety of print jobs — Epson DS Multi-Use transfer paper produces amazing images on both soft and rigid materials
  • Easy printing right out of the box — comes equipped with streamlined print software optimized for dye-sublimation

To find out more about the printer, as well as available accessories, visit our dedicated resource page or visit LexJet.com. Still have questions? Contact a printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Upgrading a Printer in May? Don’t Miss these Savings

We know that print is essential. If you are looking to upgrade or replace your equipment, check out these instant rebates from Canon, HP, and Epson.

Highlights for this month’s savings include:

  • This month, save up to $7,000 with available rebates on Latex 570, the Loyalty rebates are still available when you upgrade from a qualifying L2 series Latex Printer, or get up to $750 back on the purchase of a qualified aqueous printer with “Cash in and Trade Up” rebates.
  • Instantly save up to $500 on a qualified Canon PRO-Series printer.
  • EPSON instant savings up to $1,300 on qualified F-Series printer purchase.

If you are looking for additional COVID-19 assistance, click HERE for our growing library of resources.

Don’t miss Let’s Go, the weekly educational series presented by print industry professionals and your favorite LexJet specialists. See the upcoming schedule and register HERE.

 HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through May 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 315, 54-inch printer: $1,000
  • HP Latex 335, 54-inch printer: $1,000

    HP Latex 115 Print & Cut Bundle
  • HP Latex 365, 64-inch printer: $3,000 includes 1-year free Flexi RIP included with purchase

Loyalty Rebates are still available:

 Current owners of HP Latex L2 Series (L26100, L26500, or L260) can now save additional with the purchase of a new printer.

*Loyalty LOI on 315/335 can be combined with instant rebates

Upgrade to Latex

 Get $6,000 cash back plus and additional $1,000 Spring LOI on the purchase of a Latex 570. Save a total of $7,000 after all rebates are claimed. Purchase by June 30, submit online claim by July 31 and send in the main print controller board of an eligible printer by Aug. 31 to qualify for the Upgrade to Latex rebate.

HP Latex LOI available through May 31:

* Regular LOI and Upgrade to Latex cannot be combined

Partner the HP Adhesive Vinyl and Laminates with the HP Latex Print & Cut for perfect stickers.

HP DesignJet Cash-in & Trade-up valid through May 31:

EPSON Helps Loftipop Grow from Etsy to Amazon

In 2013, Rachel O’Neill and her husband, Ryan, started their Sarasota, Fla., based company Loftipop as an Etsy shop. Today, they conceive, design and print their décor products in a 2,500 sq. ft. warehouse to ship across the country and through Amazon.

“I looked at Etsy and I saw people selling art prints and thought it was cool,” O’Neill says. “I told Ryan we could do it. We both brainstorm ideas and then he runs with them and designs.”

O’Neill did her homework before deciding which printer to choose for the art prints. “When we were researching, we noticed that Epson was the top of the line. Now, we love using their printers for our art prints,” she says. “I don’t think we’d ever switch to anything else. When our StylusPro 7890 finally died, we stayed with Epson and bought a SureColor P6000.”

A printer is often the first big purchase for a small business, and O’Neill feels that Epson has played a part in the success and growth of Loftipop. “The printer helped us launch our business and to this day the art prints are still a big part of our business, and they always will be, even though we’re doing other things,” she says. “We’ve always had great results and no major issues with them.”

The right printer needs the right media to create the perfect art print, so O’Neill uses LexJet Premium Archival Matte for its longevity. It is an acid-free paper and achieves 200-year archivability when partnered with the Epson inks.

In the beginning, O’Neill thought Loftipop would be a fun side project and never expected it to blossom into a full-time business. “We just opened a shop and put a couple of designs up. They started selling and it went from there,” she says. “We thought it would be cool to have a little side business, but we didn’t imagine where it’d go.”

Once they were comfortable with aqueous printing, they brought in a dye-sublimation printer so they could offer home décor and coffee mugs. O’Neill says it works great having both aqueous and dye-sub printers because they have been able to grow their product offering.

“The art prints launched our business,” she says. “We started doing the prints then expanded to other products, everyone has wall art and drinks out of a coffee mug.”

Growing from an Etsy shop to an e-commerce company didn’t happen overnight and it wasn’t easy, but O’Neill says that they are grateful that they could grow it into what it is today and look forward to continued growth. “We did it in a very safe way. We didn’t quit our jobs to start it,” she says. “We still worked full time for a good three years. We worked on it after our regular jobs and on the weekends.”

Right now, it’s just her and Ryan and a third employee. She says it can get a little hectic during the holidays, but they make it work. “There is work that you have to put into growing a business,” O’Neill says. “But for us, we really enjoy, it’s fun for us.”

In November, they will celebrate their 7th anniversary and are adding new designs and offerings all the time, but it’s the prints that started it all. The right designs, the right printer, the right paper all create the products people want and have taken Loftipop from a small Etsy shop to an Amazon Prime reseller.  O’Neill is excited to see what they’ve built. “Now, we’re happy, we love what we do, and we love working for ourselves.”

Get into Dye-sub Printing with EPSON’s New Desktop Printer

Dye-sublimation printing creates vibrant colors and durable images through the sublimation process. The combination of inks, transfer paper and a heat press means images won’t scratch, chip or flake when stretched. Now, Epson has made it easier to bring dye-sub printing in-house.

The new Epson SureColor F570 dye-sub transfer printer is the perfect size for desktop transfer printing. It can accommodate rolls up to 24-inch wide and has a 50-sheet capacity feeder. The small footprint means it’s a space saver for any office with limited workspace.

This printer offers a variety of applications from rigid substrates to soft fabrics, including mugs, mousepads, keychains, t-shirts and more. It’s perfect for photographers, souvenir shops or small-business print service providers looking to expand their portfolio with dye-sub printing.

The print driver is easy to use and understand with simple transitions from sheets to rolled goods or rigid to soft substrates. The job accounting tool software tracks ink usage and cost of prints over time, providing an easy way to figure return on investment vs. outsourcing work. Partner with LexJet InFuze transfer papers for additional savings.

If you are interested in learning more about this new printer, contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet’s Dye-sublimation Page. Don’t forget to register for the EPSON F-Series rewards program and LexJet Edge for additional ways to earn points with your purchases.

Improve Overnight Printing Times with New Epson Printers

EPSON recently announced the addition of SureColor S60600 Bulk Ink and SureColor S80600 Bulk Ink printers to its line-up. With the new bulk ink systems, print service providers can extend unattended and overnight printing times without the worry of running out of ink.

Epson Bulk Ink System

The savings continue to add up with the cost per milliliter dropping to about $0.17/mL for the bulk system over the average $0.24/mL for the cartridge system.

With the large roll capacity (up to 9.5 in/250mm roll diameter and 95 lbs.) and high ink capacity, PSPs can set large print jobs to run overnight or while other projects are completed. Finishing and laminating the prints after 4-5 hours means a quick turnaround the next morning.

The S60600L has a dual-channel, four-color configuration, which leads to some of the industry’s fastest production speeds (banner – 550 sq. ft./hr.; vinyl – 310 sq. ft./hr.). With 10 colors, the S80600L offers a wide color gamut making it perfect for fine art reproductions.

For more information on these new bulk ink printers, visit LexJet.com or call one of LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

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