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.

 

Celebrate Fredrix’s 150th Anniversary with 15% Off

Fredrix has been making top-of-the-line art and print canvas for 150 years, and we’re celebrating with 15% off* four favorites:  Fredrix 901VWR Crystal Matte Canvas, Fredrix Artisan Semi-Gloss Canvas, Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas and Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV through May 30. These products are available only through LexJet.

Fredrix has been the premier manufacturer of fine quality canvas for printing and painting since 1868. With 150 years of experience, Fredrix brings a vast understanding of canvas manufacturing, has stringent specifications and offers a wide range of canvas products including:

  • Fredrix 901VWR Crystal Matte Canvas, a bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Compatible with aqueous inks, its expansive color gamut and incredible Dmax make it the perfect choice for fine art or decorative gallery wraps that require a smooth yet subtle texture.
  • Fredrix Artisan Semi-Gloss Canvas, a poly/cotton blend canvas with a 2-over-1 weave.  It is specially engineered to create beautiful, acid-free prints with the latest solvent, eco-solvent, and latex inks, providing a wide color gamut and a consistent, subtle texture.
  • Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas, a OBA-free, poly/cotton blend canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Easy to work with for stretching, mounting and framing while providing printers a subtly textured canvas that is compatible with aqueous inks.
  • Sunset by Fredrix Satin Canvas SUV, a bright-white, poly/cotton canvas with a 2-over-1 weave. Compatible with solvent, low-solvent, latex and UV-curable inks, this canvas is ideal for decor, fine art and photo reproductions.
Stock up on these popular canvases now and get 15% off*! Offer ends May 30.
To order online, click the product links above or contact your LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

*15% discount is off of MSRP; pricing at LexJet.com reflects discount; while supplies last; some restrictions apply

New Interactive Catalog and Your Chance for a $500 LexJet Gift Card

Digital Product Reference Guide

Go to www.lexjet.com/catalog for the latest LexJet Product Reference Guide, and click the Facebook Like or Share icons by Friday, May 2 for a chance to win a $500 LexJet Gift Card*.

LexJet’s new digital catalog is an excellent clickable source for everything you need for printing, with details on hundreds of products, including fine art materials, photo papers, fabrics, canvas, films, vinyl, banner materials, adhesive-backed materials, wallcoverings, specialty media, laminates, adhesives, printers, inks and more.

The new digital catalog provides interactive tools to make navigation and product sourcing simple:

  • When you go to www.lexjet.com/catalog, click on the catalog and it will open in your browser, starting at the cover page
  • Simply click on the right arrow to browse page by page, or use the tool at the bottom of the page (up arrow) for a thumbnail view
  • You can also click directly to the product page you’re interest in on the Table of Contents page, which you can access from anywhere within the catalog by clicking on the bullet-point icon located at the top of the page on the far right
  • The home icon at the top of the page on the far left takes you back to the cover

The comprehensive guide includes specifications, application ideas and pricing on the following:

  • LexJet, LexJet Sunset, Hahnemuhle and EPSON aqueous media
  • Sunset Stretcher Bars, Sunset Pro Photo Albums and Sunset and ClearStar coatings
  • Fredrix Print Canvas
  • LexJet, General Formulations and HP solvent, latex and UV-curable media
  • Specialty films and fabrics
  • LexJet laminates, adhesives and backers
  • Canon, EPSON and HP inks
  • Canon, EPSON and HP printers

If you have questions or need help with anything, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

*$500 Gift Card for products purchased through LexJet.

The Next Evolution in OBA-Free Canvas: Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas

OBA Free Canvas
This giant gallery wrap reproduction of a photo Jorge Blanco took of Mesa Arch in Utah was printed on Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas in three panels and stretched on 1 1/2″ stretcher bars. Blanco says huge pieces like this are great alternatives to wall murals since they can be easily detached and moved to a new home or office.

 

Based on demand from fine art reproduction companies, print shops and photographers for a consistent, high-performing OBA-free canvas, LexJet and Fredrix Print Canvas introduce Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas.

The new canvas has a brighter white point than other OBA-free canvases, provides consistent print quality, and is easy to stretch and finish.

Jorge Blanco, owner of Gallery Works, a fine art and photography reproduction company based in Tampa, says, “I’m very impressed with it so far. I think it’s a hit. I don’t know of anything like it. I’ve tried other canvases and they always seem to have one problem or another with cracking when you coat and stretch, but this canvas performs very well for me. And, the output is as good or better than any canvas I’ve tried.”

Compatible with the latest aqueous inkjet print technology from Canon, Epson and HP, Sunset by Fredrix Matte Canvas is built on an acid-free, pH neutral, poly-cotton base.

“Our customers that prefer to use an OBA-free canvas also want more consistency than they’ve seen in the past, both in output and finishing, whether they’re coating and stretching a canvas or simply framing it,” says Jaimie Mask, LexJet product manager.

Sunset by Fredrix Canvas is now available from LexJet’s North American Distribution Network for fast delivery in 17″ x 40′, 24″ x 40′, 36″ x 40′, 44″ x 40′, 60″ x 40′ and 64″ x 40′ roll sizes. Contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 for more information.

SGIA Expo Redux at the LexJet/Fredrix Booth

LexJet and Fredrix at SGIAIf you missed this year’s SGIA Expo in Orlando last month, don’t fret… Check out the video embedded below to take part, at least vicariously, in the excitement in and around the LexJet/Fredrix Print Canvas booth.

The booth featured world-famous artist Wyland’s work on a variety of LexJet Sunset and Fredrix canvas, including sneak peeks at the latest generation of inkjet canvas that will roll out over the next few months.

Another big attraction at the booth was the ongoing demonstrations of the GAPP Canvas Stretch Master. The Canvas Stretch Master can wrap up to 60 canvas prints per hour. It’s pneumatically operated, easy to install and use and takes up relatively little shop space.

To see how the Canvas Stretch Master and Studio Canvas Master canvas stretching machines work, be sure to check out the videos at LexJet’s YouTube site:

Canvas Stretch Master Demonstration

Studio Canvas Master Demonstration

If you have any questions, give a LexJet customer specialist a call at 800-453-9538. In the meantime, enjoy a taste of SGIA at the LexJet/Fredrix booth…