A Cutting-Edge Update for Visit Sarasota County’s Visitors Center

The space dedicated for Visit Sarasota County’s visitor center started as a pretty blank slate — crisp white walls with high ceilings and lots of potential. The Visit Sarasota team asked LexJet to add some creativity with the possibilities of print. And we took it from floor to ceiling … and beyond.

Since we knew that desktop and bookshelves would be covered with colorful brochures and maps, we opted for a subtle watercolor print for the wallcovering. We chose Vescom Polster wallcovering with a slightly textured surface that provides the natural look and feel of stucco. And because this Type II PVC vinyl wallcovering is Class A fire rated and meets EPA requirements for low-VOC emitting products, we knew it would be a safe option for the busy visitors center.

Panels printed on EnduraFab Frontlit Premier

A large curved wall was just begging for a show-stopping graphic. Using EnduraFab Frontlit Premier latex-printable textile, we printed five hanging panels that created the quintessential Sarasota sunset family portrait.

Our most exciting print project paired canvas wraps with augmented reality. We printed a half dozen canvas wraps with images that photographers captured around the Sarasota area. Using our proprietary augmented reality app for smartphones or tablets, a video would play when the device was held in front of the canvas wraps.

The canvas wraps included images of beach scenes, paddle boarding, shopping and more areas of interest for visitors. We chose Fredrix 777VWR Vivid Matte Canvas with a smooth texture that delivers highly detailed photo reproductions.

Watch the video above to see how it all came together for the Visit Sarasota County group and their open house, which celebrated the new space.

Fredrix Metallic Pearl & Gold Canvas Now Available at LexJet

We’re excited to announce that the much-anticipated Fredrix Metallic Pearl and Metallic Gold canvases are now available exclusively in the U.S. through LexJet.

These new canvases give photographers and printers all new options for creating glamorous and elegant portraits for engagements, weddings and more, as well as eye-catching retail displays.

Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas

The shimmering pearlescent finish of Fredrix Metallic Pearl, pictured above, adds a beautiful, ethereal glint that brides and new moms love for their portraits. Fredrix Metallic Gold adds pop to all sorts of displays, especially for artwork and signage in high-end retail environments, and looks especially great with black ink (pictured here).

These new products offer print service providers the ability to create metallic-enhanced canvas wraps, which could only be accomplished previously by using mylar wallcoverings, which are difficult to finish and wrap. The 2-over-1 weave of these Fredrix poly-cotton canvases are easy to wrap around stretcher bars (such as GOframe) and deliver a consistent, subtle texture.

These canvases are compatible with solvent, eco-solvent, latex and UV-curable ink technologies. To learn more ways to put some “wow” into your canvas prints, call a LexJet canvas specialist at 800-453-9538.

Discover the All-new Fredrix Metallic Canvases at WCAF

Our friends at Fredrix are on-hand in booth #239 at WCAF this week at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. To discover one of the most exciting recent advances in canvas options, be sure to check out Pearlescent and Metallic Gold while you’re there.

These first-of-their-kind canvas products were developed for latex and solvent printing, and they’ll be available exclusively in the U.S. at LexJet soon!

The Pearlescent option adds glamour and elegance for wedding, engagement and baby portraits. The Gold canvas create eye-catching retail signage and displays that will grab attention.

In the past, solvent and latex printers attempted to create the same look using mylar wallcoverings since an effective metallic canvas wasn’t available for them. Now, these medium-textured, cotton-polyester blend canvases make it possible with reliable results and easily wrap around stretcher bars.

So be sure to stop by booth #239 at WCAF to learn how these new canvases can put the “wow” in your prints. And stay tuned to LexJet to get updates on the canvas availability.

 

#Fredrix150Canvas Winners Announced!

We’re excited to join Fredrix to announce the winners of the Fredrix 150th Anniversary social media contest! All of these creative printers sent us images of canvas prints in various stages of completion. We love the variety in images, colors, finishing and more!

  • Spartan Printing Press
  • George S. Kelley
  • Frame By Frame
  • Jack Paton
  • Art City Frame Co
  • Bluebird Imaging
  • Daniel G. Walczyk
  • Pugbully Studio

Each of these winners will receive a roll of Fredrix Print Canvas of their choosing — that’s $4,000 worth of U.S.-made canvas! (If your name is listed above, please email us with your contact information so we can help you redeem your prize. Include “Fredrix Contest” in your email subject line.)

To see all the entries in the contest, just search #Fredrix150Canvas on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter. Thank you to everyone who participated and posted images! Your work is inspiring! Click on the pictures below to view the entire image.

 

Join the #Fredrix150Canvas Contest!

Our canvas partner, Fredrix, is celebrating its 150th anniversary with a huge contest, giving away $4,000 worth of its USA-made canvas — and you can participate, even if you haven’t used Fredrix canvas in the past.

To enter, post a picture showing a canvas print (any brand of canvas, in progress or finished piece) and include the hashtag #Fredrix150canvas on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn. Follow LexJet and Fredrix social media accounts to keep up-to-date on all the contest happenings.

Two winners will be selected from each social media platform (Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter). You may enter as many times as you want throughout the month of October. The eight winning posts will be announced Nov. 6 on our blog and we’ll message your social media account directly.

The winning post will be chosen by random drawing. Winners will receive a Fredrix canvas roll of their choice. Please comment below with any questions and we’ll see you on social media!

 

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. By entering, entrants agree to a complete release of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LinkedIn. By submitting a picture or video in this contest, entrant agrees to grant contest sponsor (Fredrix and LexJet) a non-exclusive right to reproduce, display, broadcast, or transmit (collectively ‘Use’) the images and/or video submitted without limitation including, but not limited to, reposting of entries on contest sponsors’ social media channels and web pages. 

USA-Made Fredrix Canvas Celebrating 150th Anniversary

Art becomes interesting when it’s timeless — and fine art is only as timeless as the canvas it is created on. Fredrix Canvas celebrates 150 years of producing the world’s premium artist and printable, archival canvases. Manufactured in the USA, Fredrix uses the finest textile woven to stringent specifications, employing both high-tech, state-of-the-art machine coating techniques along with hand priming.

Fredrix has decades of experience producing superior artist canvas and this knowledge has translated into the production of superior printable canvas. Fredrix high-quality canvas produces stunning digital prints with a wide-color gamut that’s color-accurate and consistent from print-to-print.

The Fredrix portfolio of digitally printable canvas continues to grow with the addition of Fredrix 558 Raw Canvas Natural — a 100% natural cotton product with no OBAs that’s an alternative to the typical polyester fabrics and blends.

Fredrix plans to launch its 150th-year celebration this October at SGIA in Las Vegas. Check out the festivities on October 18–20 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For more information on Fredrix Canvas offerings, call 800-453-9538 to speak with a LexJet sales representative or visit LexJet.com to purchase Fredrix Canvas today — available exclusively in the U.S. through LexJet.