Floors, Walls, and Windows. Oh My!

There’s been a lot of talk about floor, wall, and window graphics lately, so we decided to go to Michael Clementi, LexJet’s in-house solutions expert, to discuss some of the most popular and easiest products to use for floor, wall, and window applications.

Clementi talks about several products in LexJet’s portfolio in the video above. Here are some of the highlights:

Floors –

When it comes to floor graphics, there are two options: a one-step solution or a two-step solution. Clementi suggests the one-step method for short-term graphics, and the two-step application will be down for an extended time.

“A product like LexJet Textured Indoor Floor and Wall has a slip-rated surface so you can print it and put it directly on the floor,” he says. “The two-step process requires you to have a printable product and a laminate. This solution is for medium to longer-term floors graphics.”

Walls –

Wall graphics offer everything from short-term needs (up to two years), to intermediate-term (up to five years), to long-term (7+ years). LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric has been a favorite among LexJet clients for the past few years for many reasons. It images well and will last up to two years, but it is also easy to install for just about anyone, from kids to adults.

“The difference between Solvent Print-N-Stick and a regular calendered wall film is that Print-N-Stick is a fabric so airflow can go right through the product [reducing air bubbles],” says Clementi. “Also, there’s no overstretching it. If adhesive vinyl gets overstretched, it might not match the panel next to it.”

Windows –

For window solutions, there are several options: some visibility, total coverage, or privacy. Simple Low-Tack Clear and White are quick and easy options for minimal or full coverage and are great alternatives to static cling. LexJet Simple Perforated Window Vinyl 60/40 is the perfect “go-to” solution for privacy.

“Low Tack Clear and White have the same adhesive. It’s a very low tack microsphere adhesive that doesn’t have problems sticking to the release liner, and it won’t come up and ribbon on you at the edges when you are contour cutting like static cling can,” says Clementi. “The last alternative is window perf. It has 60% vinyl and 40% perforation, excellent for retail environments. The liner is super thick and holds the product extremely well, all the way through the print process and on to the install.”

For additional solutions, visit The LexJet Experience or contact a LexJet Applications Expert at 800-453-9538. And don’t forget to check out the video above to hear more from solutions expert Michael Clementi.

LexJet Helps You Create Spooky Good Graphics

When it comes to floor, wall, and décor graphics, LexJet has a scary good selection. Whether you’re using aqueous, solvent/latex, or dye-sub technology, you can create images for even the pickiest of monsters!

Frightening Floor Graphics

Every good haunted house needs a creaky and frightening floor. While none of these products will add any creaks, they can certainly add the fright:

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric is a quick and easy way to produce temporary floor graphics on your aqueous or latex printer. Because you want scary floor graphics, not dangerous ones, Print-N-Stick is ANSI certified for slip resistance.

LexJet Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl offers a textured surface and a high-tack adhesive that is also removable, which means no residue once you take up those fiendish floor graphics. Safety is always key, and LexJet Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl has R10B slip-certification.

Jessup SideWalk™ is a great way to lure people to their terrifying destinations. Ideal for concrete, asphalt, stairs, and other difficult exterior surfaces, SideWalk is ideal for sporting events, parades, sidewalks, and much more.

Wicked Window Solutions

One of the scariest parts of a haunted house is the creepy old windows. With these solutions, there’s no need for hard-to-see-through windows:

LexJet WR Window Graphic Film, compatible with aqueous and latex inks, is perfect for temporary window graphics and has a repositionable and removable adhesive. It’s an excellent choice for a “Keep Out” sign to warn people away from the mysterious mansion. And, once Halloween is over, simply remove the dire warning and leave no residue behind.

General Formulations 270 WindowMark™ Perforated Film 70/30 keeps people from looking in, yet you can keep a watchful eye for any unexpected guests. With 70% coverage, turn your windows into the ultimate hide-in-plain-site solution.

Mactac IMAGin Bfree Window Film, available in Dusted and Frosted finishes, is a translucent film that will illuminate when backlit. Is your house full of candles and jack-o-lanterns? Light up your windows with IMAGin Bfree.

Creepy ChromaLuxe Panels

Just because a house is haunted doesn’t mean there can’t be great décor! With ChromaLuxe Panels, everyone will be dying to see your art.

ChromaLuxe EXT – Gloss White gives a little extra pop to outdoor art and signs. Using dye-sublimation technology, ChromaLuxe EXT can liven up even the dimmest of spirits.

ChromaLuxe Textured Aluminum Photo Panels hides fingerprints from even the best ghost hunters. The texture can’t hide the bright colors, though. Images produced with ChomaLuxe Textured are just as vibrant as the smooth panels.

LexJet InFuze® Rigid Substrate Dye-Sublimation Paper pairs nicely with all the ChromaLuxe panels. They go together like orange and black or witches and black cats.

Looking to liven up your haunted house? Don’t wait for unexpected paranormal activity, give us a call today at 800-4-LEXJET (800-453-9538) or visit us online at LexJet.com.

LexJet Reviews: A Deep Dive into General Formulations’ High-Performance Solutions

For this edition of LexJet Reviews, C.J. Forker takes a closer look at some of the most popular adhesive vinyl products from General Formulations.

From windows to cars to hard-to-stick surfaces, there’s something in the General Formulations family that can help you create colorful, vibrant displays and graphics:

General Formulations 270 WindowMark™ Perforated Film 70/30 – For privacy and pop, 270 WindowMark is the way to go. Offering 70% coverage, this flexible film provides one-way viewing and vibrant window advertising. It is cleanly removable for up to a year, allowing you to change your images seasonally or yearly. For added protection, pair it with General Formulations 242 Clear Cast Vinyl.

General Formulations 230 AutoMark™ Wrap Vinyl and 333 AutoMark™ DRIFT® PW Wrap Vinyl – For fleet and vehicle graphics and decals, these two solutions are high-performance calendered vinyls with an air-egress liner for easy installation. GF 230 AutoMark is the more conformable of the two and the best alternative to cast vinyl. It can handle moderate curves and does well over rivets.

The slideable adhesive and liner system on GF 333 gives DRIFT its name, allowing the installer to position and reposition the media until it’s time to engage the adhesive on the PSA film.

General Formulations WallMark® HTR – Designed to be both high-tack and removable, the WallMark HTR products are perfect for difficult surfaces like zero-VOC paints, and it’s still cleanly removable for up to a year.

Available in five different textures – Matte, Canvas, Leather, Stucco, and Sand – WallMark HTR is perfect for retail and general signage, wall graphics, and window graphics.

General Formulations 285 RoughMark™ – For tricky surfaces, 285 RoughMark offers an opaque film with a high-tack removable adhesive. It’s an excellent choice for brick, concrete, cinder block, and low-energy surfaces. The high-tack adhesive is cleanly removable for up to six months, while the vinyl is durable for up to five years for outdoor graphics.

General Formulations 255 OptiMark™ Clear Gloss Vinyl – This optically clear vinyl is perfect for graphics with less than 100% ink coverage or for printers with white ink capabilities, like the new HP Latex 700W and 800W Series. Create eye-catching retail and window graphics with this 3-mil clear calendered vinyl.

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

LexJet Reviews: Choosing the Right Media for Your Floor Graphics

Everywhere you go, floor graphics are in use. Graphics to show you where to stand, which direction to walk down an aisle, where to pick-up food, and even where to work out in a gym. With so many graphics needed in so many different places, how do you know which product is the right one? Well, we’re here to help you.

We talked to our product managers, our vendor partners, our sales team, and more importantly, we talked to our customers. We asked them what products they are using and how they choose which ones to use.

Looking at slip ratings, compatible floor surfaces, and textures, we compiled some of the top products LexJet customers are currently buying. Here’s a breakdown of some of the most popular solutions:

  • LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric – a customer favorite since it launched, Print-N-Stick is as simple as it sounds: print, peel, and stick! If you have an aqueous printer, you may not feel like you can offer floor graphics. With Print-N-Stick, you can provide your customers with a temporary solution that is slip-rated for safety. Also available for solvent, latex, and eco-solvent printers.
  • LexJet Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl – Popular with the tradeshow crowd because it is cleanly removable, Textured Indoor Floor & Wall Vinyl is a great cost-effective option for frequently replaced graphics used on heavily traveled indoor floors. The textured surface provides an R10B slip certification.
  • DreamScape™ Caviar Wall + Floor Wrap – An industry staple for indoor wall décor, DreamScape™ Caviar Wall + Floor Wrap was recently ANSI rated to use on floors. The high-end Caviar texture gives the finished graphics a certain panache, making it perfect for use in high-end businesses or special events.
  • Jessup CatWalk® – With gyms and pools slowly reopening, signage is important in locker rooms and changing areas. CatWalk is approved for high moisture areas such as indoor pools, saunas, locker rooms, and showers. It works on a variety of indoor surfaces, like concrete, marble, tile, and even porcelain.
  • panoRama Walk & Wall – The name says it all when it comes to panoRama Walk & Wall, one of the most versatile products available from LexJet. This durable, one-step solution can be used on sidewalks, outdoor carpet, concrete, wood, and PVC flooring. Your customers can replace the blue painter’s tape outside restaurants with eye-catching – and safe – graphics printed on Walk & Wall.
Floor Graphics Media Selection Chart

Aside from the aqueous version of Print-N-Stick, the rest of the products we reviewed are for latex, solvent, UV-curable printers.

Visit our LexJet Reviews library to see all the products in action.

Coming soon, we’ll review some of our top products for wall solutions. In the meantime, if you want more information on these products, give us a call at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

LexJet Print-N-Stick Certified for Floor Graphics

With the increased urgency for temporary signage, we’ve got some great news: Print-N-Stick Fabric is now certified to use for floor graphics.

When using aqueous or latex ink, the self-adhesive fabric offers a slip rating based on American National Standards Institute (ANSI) testing. Using Marabu ClearShield Wall Armor can prolong the life of the graphics, but other solutions, like panoRama Walk & Wall, are recommended for long-term usage.

Photo Courtesy of Mark Hawkins Photography

LexJet Print-N-Stick fabric is a customer favorite media that offers a matte finish and repositionable adhesive. The safety of consumers is of utmost importance and that’s why floor graphics are currently in high demand. It’s important that retailers are using the right materials to ensure everyone’s safety.

If you are printing floor graphics for short- or long-term usage, check out our resource page for inspiration. Have questions? Contact a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 for assistance.

Resources You Need Now to Plan, Prepare & Print!

To stay on top of all the resources LexJet is providing during and after the effects of coronavirus, hop over to our COVID-19 Resources Page. You’ll want to bookmark this page and check back often for updates, fresh tips and new inspiration for how to help your community, keep your business moving and get a leg up on the competition once everyone returns to work.

We’ve provided a ton of resources for you, including:

  • Inspiring customer stories
  • Tips for essential print products you can create
  • Small business loan details
  • Inspiring and instructional videos
  • The latest product information

We’re so inspired by what the print community has been able to achieve, and we continue to support you. Please call us at 800-453-9538 if we can help you in any way.