SUV: Brilliant New Fabric Available for Solvent, UV Curable and Latex Printers

Printing fabric with solvent, UV-curable and latex printersIf you’re looking for an alternative to the usual banner that provides more visual punch, is easier to work with, cuts down on shipping and has a more elegant look and feel, the new LexJet Poly Select SUV fabrics are a perfect fit.

LexJet Poly Select Light SUV and Poly Select Heavy SUV are compatible with solvent, low-solvent, UV-curable and latex printers. They are durable for up to three months outdoors and one year indoors. Both water-resistant polyester fabrics have a nice satin finish with a bright white surface that offers an expanded color gamut to ensure richer, brilliant color.

LexJet Poly Select Light SUV has tight, barely discernable weave and weighs in at 145g and 7.5 mils thick. It’s perfect for applications that require some type of draping, like table skirts and backdrops, as well as backlit displays, point of purchase, in-store signage, trade show graphics and banner stands.

LexJet Poly Select Heavy SUV weighs in at 250g and 12 mils thick. This heavier fabric lays flat for banner stand graphic production, trade show graphics, window displays, hanging flags and banners, point of purchase and other soft signage applications.

They are similar to the aqueous versions – LexJet Poly Select Light, LexJet Poly Select Heavy and LexJet Poly Select Medium – that are in the market and playing to rave reviews.

The Poly Select Light cloth has become an excellent alternative for a flowing fabric look without the associated costs of real cottons and silks we’ve printed on in the past,” says Joe Menth of Fine Balance Imaging Studios (FBIS) in Langley, Wash. Click here to check out the variety of applications FBIS produces with fabric.

Both new fabrics – LexJet Poly Select Light SUV and LexJet Poly Select Heavy SUV – are available and shipping from one of LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers for one-day delivery to most of the contiguous U.S. They are available in 24 in., 36 in. and 54 in. widths. For a free sample and to order, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

New Versatile Fabric Line for Aqueous Inkjet Printers

Printing on fabric with a large format inkjet printerPrint shops looking for a versatile, economical and high-quality fabric to include in their product offering for their aqueous inkjet printers now have a dependable choice with LexJet’s new line of Poly Select fabrics.

The polyester fabrics were engineered for short-term outdoor applications like special events and longer-term indoor applications, such as banner stands, retail point of purchase, trade shows, corporate lobbies, table drapes, flags, backdrops and more.

“We’ve actually gained in our marketplace because the customers like the LexJet fabric so much. A lot of customers run specials and they can take it down, fold it up, store it and when they start that special again they can put it back up,” says Todd Barlow, graphic design and special event coordinator for RMC Distributing in Pueblo, Colo. “It’s versatile, flexible, easy to work with and the colors come out brilliant.

We use it just about everywhere and for every type of promotion and special event.”

The fabrics are available in three weights: Light, Medium and Heavy. LexJet Poly Select Light is 7.5 mils thick and weighs in at 155g. With its tight, barely discernible weave it’s ideal for reproducing colorful, finely detailed high-end images and designs. LexJet Poly Select Heavy is 13 mils thick and weighs 230g. It lays flat so it’s easy to work with in production and it’s glare resistant to ensure consistent viewing in any lighting situation. LexJet Poly Select Medium combines the tight weave of the lighter fabric with additional durability and thickness (12 mils).

Printing fabric with a Canon inkjet printer
LexJet Poly Select Light, Poly Select Medium and Poly Select Heavy all take advantage of the wider color gamuts provided by the latest generation of printers from Canon, Epson and HP. Photo courtesy RMC Distributing

“Canon, Epson and HP have greatly improved their aqueous inkjet technology. The ink sets in the latest generation of printers are more durable and provide a wider color gamut, so it was important to our customers that we make the most of those improvements with a fabric line that maximizes the latest printers’ capabilities,” says Dione Metnick, LexJet’s product manager.

All three fabrics – LexJet Poly Select Light, LexJet Poly Select Medium and LexJet Poly Select Heavy – are available and shipping from one of LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers for one-day delivery to most of the Continental U.S. LexJet Poly Select Medium is currently available in only one roll size: 36 in. x 150 ft. Poly Select Heavy and Poly Select Light are available in 24 in., 36 in., 42 in., 50 in. and 60 in. widths.