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.

LexJet COVID-19 Resources for Printshops

In efforts to help you keep business moving, we’re compiling a list of useful resources for product support, project inspiration and various business needs. Please check back often, as this page will continue to evolve. If you need assistance or want to share ideas, please email us today.

Let’s Go Trade Show! A Virtual Tour with LexJet

On Friday, April 17, we’re bringing the latest news, tips, demos and product launches right to you with our LexJet Virtual Let’s Go Trade Show! We’ll have valuable insight for dealing with the impacts of COVID-19, as well as lots of insider tips and sneak peeks on the products and services you’ll need to prepare for when everyone returns to work. SIGN UP NOW.

Create a Temporary Whiteboard Wall for Remote Teaching & Meetings

Have you been looking for ways to help customers who are teaching lessons or delivering presentations from a remote location? A temporary whiteboard wall could offer an easy solution for business meetings, teaching sessions or in hospitals, restaurants and other essential businesses using LexJet Simple CarpetAd laminated with General Formulations Concept 110 EraseMark Pro. Learn How Here.

 

Help Create Social Distancing Floor Graphics

Find the products, graphics and resources you need to create vital floor graphics that many grocery stores and essential businesses are required to install, as pictured above. Visit the Floor Graphics page.

 

Keeping Business Going During & After COVID-19

Our team recorded a webcast full of ideas to keep your business going and ways to support your peers, customers and your community. Watch the webcast here.

 

Paycheck Protection & Relief Loans through the CARES Act

We know you’re busy keeping business afloat while navigating this challenging time. We want to help! We’ve created a streamlined overview of the CARES Act and how it can help you to keep the doors open and keep your employees paid. Learn more about the CARES Act today.

 

CUSTOMER HIGHLIGHTS

Amanda from DigitalProLab wanted to help people connect, so they came up with the Print Pal Program. For $5, anyone can submit an uplifting, positive image and message to Digital Pro Lab’s website, and then Amanda’s team prints out 5×7” photos and distributes them anonymously to other participants. “Receiving the prints will give a little different type of emotion,” she says. “There is a message of hope. We want people to see their messages have been received with a smile. I’ve been reading the messages as they come in, and they are powerful.” Learn more about Print Pal here.

 

Print Industry Business Resources from ISA

The International Sign Association is doing a great job of providing vital resources on its website, particularly its Business Continuity Resource Center. Visit ISA’s BCRC today.

 

Project Ideas for Your Community

Creating graphics, updating and refreshing old graphics, and helping with décor renovations are great ways to help small businesses, as many non-essential companies and organizations are closed. If you’re looking for inspiration and ways you can help, check out our collection of LexJet brandUP stories.

 

Our Team is Here for You!

LexJet brandUP: Cool Community Projects Powered by Print

If you’re looking for inspiration for your next office remodel, retail upgrade or community event, head over to LexJet’s brandUP video page to discover some of the projects we’ve helped bring to life through the power of print.

Over the last few years, we’ve worked with community organizations, businesses, non-profits and event planners to enhance their messaging efforts with printed graphics – from windows to walls and from stickers to signage.

On our brandUP page, you’ll find stories about:

  • How we used a variety of print technologies and applications to help with traffic flow and event messaging at the Suncoast Jeep Festival
  • How students from Ringling College of Art + Design used print to promote a virtual reality game at a SXSW exhibit, featuring branded water bottles, banners, vehicle decals and other eye-catching prints
  • How some clever graphic ideas spruced up a new dog grooming business with window graphics, wall murals, paw prints on the floor and so much more

Check back to the brandUP page to see what we’re dreaming up next!

Do you have a community print project that you’d like to share with our readers? Tell us in the comments below or email us.

Everything You Need to Transform Your Space for the Big Game

Is your town hosting the next big game? For your customers who manage restaurants, bars and other gathering places, help them optimize the opportunity to celebrate the game while prepping their space with fun graphics for windows, walls, floors, tabletops and more.

We’ve hand-selected some of the versatile media products you’ll want to stock up now, before the rush hits your print shop! (Look for the ֍ for super multi-purpose products that work for a variety of jobs.) These easy-to-handle, quick-install products are ideal for these temporary applications:

Indoor Walls, Backlit & Temporary Signage:

LexJet Simple WallCal. A premium matte, semi-rigid white vinyl film that provides exceptional image quality, ease of handling, perfect for contour cutting and won’t curl over time. Simple to print, install and remove wall graphics, murals and decals.

HP Durable Backlit Fabric. An enhanced fabric used to create high-impact displays for retail POP with outstanding image quality when printed with HP Latex Inks. Excellent for indoor signage and backlit displays.

LexJet 8 Mil Absolute Backlit. A translucent, 8-mil polyester film with an instant-dry, matte-finish coating on the front surface of the film produces a super-wide color gamut for brilliant colors and sharp details. Add a pressure-sensitive laminating film to protect the prints while handling.

֍HP Prime Matte Air GR. This matte-finish, intermediate adhesive vinyl offers outstanding image quality and “pop.” The gray removable adhesive is opaque for maximum coverage. This vinyl installs easily with a low-profile air release liner. Also a good option for windows.

Banners, Banner Stands & More:

Ultraflex SuperPrint Plus 13 oz Matte or Gloss. A front-lit banner or billboard material with a smooth front-side finish for picture perfect imaging and an enhanced backside surface for better movement across the print platen and an improved white point.

HP Everyday Blockout Display Film. A heavyweight film at an economical price with a light-blocking opaque layer that prevents show-through so viewers see clean, crisp images.

֍LexJet FlexTek 170g  or FlexTek SUV 200g. Super-versatile media that works for banners, temporary signage and even gallery wraps. The non-woven technical fabric base provides stability and strength for grommets, stitching, wrapping and folding.

֍LexJet Satin Poster Paper 200g. A PVC-free, indoor sign and poster paper with a bright white satin finish that produces richly detailed posters and water-resistant prints. It’s ideal for poster and POS signage applications and compatible with most over laminates and protective coatings for more durable indoor and short-term outdoor applications.

Windows, Floors & Exterior Walls: 

LexJet Simple Perforated Window Vinyl 70/30. Produce see-through window graphics that attract attention and increase store traffic. The 70% printable area, 30% open area pattern, and 1.5 mm hole size is an ideal combination for producing eye-catching prints that do not obstruct visibility.

֍panoRama Walk & Wall. The ultimate one-step solution for indoor and outdoor floors, walls and more. Repositionable and durable, with no lamination required. Slip resistant and sticks to almost any surface: tile, glass, carpet, metal, sidewalks, etc.

HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air. An aggressive, high-tack adhesive is the ideal choice when mounting to rough surfaces or demanding low-energy plastics. Save time during installation with double-sided, lay-flat, air release liner for easy, bubble-free installation.

Menu Boards & Countertops:

֍HP Optimal Gloss Air GRP. A premium polymeric calendered vinyl that provides stunning print performance. The gray repositionable adhesive provides opacity to achieve the desired hiding power on multiple surfaces. Very versatile product that works for indoor and outdoor signage, fleet graphics, windows, retail displays, decals and more.

Magnum Magnetic DigiMag Matte or Gloss. A versatile magnetic substrate allows you to print directly to magnet without the need to over-laminate. The material can be cut to any shape with cutters, plotters, or even a pair of scissors.

Vehicles & Transit:

Avery MPI 1105 Series. A premium gloss opaque vinyl designed for use in fleet marking and vehicle wrap as well as corporate identity applications. Superior conformability to irregular surfaces such as compound curves and corrugations.

General Formulations MetroMark Transit Vinyl. A flexible matte opaque vinyl with a removable adhesive. Applications include bus kings, queens and tail posters as well as many short and long term removable graphics.

More Space-Transforming Ideas:

LexJet Promo-Point Table Tents. Printable media for any laser printer that can take up to 12.9 in. material widths. Made for high visual impact, and used at the point of sale for bars, grills and restaurants. Each sheet produces three full-bleed table tents.

LexJet Promo-Point Decals. New and improved decals that adhere to any smooth surface and remove without leaving residue. Available in a multitude of different finishes and looks for use on laser printers for water and fade resistance.