Extend the Life of Your Investment

When investing in innovative printing solutions and high-quality materials that can help your business reach new levels, protecting that investment through the addition of lamination is a strategic move that ensures the longevity and quality of your printed creations. Lamination prevents the printed surfaces from becoming worn, faded, or smudged, maintaining the vibrancy and integrity of your designs. With lamination, you not only enhance the durability of your prints but also uphold a professional standard in your final products, leaving a lasting impression on your clients, customers, or audience.

Investing in the Mimaki UCJV300-160 printer, General Formulations RoughMark™ 285 film with 831 AutoMark™ Cast Gloss Clear Laminate, and Mimaki LA-160W laminator results in an unrivaled and seamless workflow solution. The UCJV300-160 printer boasts precision and versatility, rendering vibrant and detailed prints with ease. Paired with General Formulations vinyl film and laminate, creativity knows no bounds- producing stunning, durable graphics for various applications on rough surfaces. The final touch is brought by the Mimaki LA-160W laminator, ensuring impeccable finishes with enhanced protection. Together, this trifecta harmonizes innovation, quality, and efficiency.

Mimaki Paves the Way in UV-LED Printing

Mimaki’s revolutionary technologies have enabled those in the printing industry to enjoy improved print quality, speed, and versatility. The UCJV300-160 offers unparalleled flexibility and benefits to businesses of all types. It offers in-line cutting capabilities and features multi-layer printing for double-facing images.

The UCJV300-160 64” printer delivers an amazing array of applications that are instantly dry, making it possible to laminate and/or cut immediately after printing for the highest efficiency in workflow. Its unique multi-layer printing produces innovative graphics for backlit applications as well as signs, posters, banners, labels, decals, and more. Some additional features include:

  • Highest media versatility with unparalleled scratch resistance
  • Three-, Four- and Five-layer printing for creative day/night displays and two-sided printing
  • Cut and print capability in one unit with new cost and material-saving cut functions
  • Best in class for profitability, combining high-quality print with ultra-low running costs
  • Eco-friendly with low VOC, UL GREENGUARD Gold certified UV-LED
  • Peace of mind with available 3MTM MCSTM and ICS warranties
  • Endless design possibilities with white ink

Transform Spaces with General Formulations

For displays that require some extra heavy-duty grit, General Formulations 285 RoughMark™ is an opaque polymeric vinyl film coated with a clear high-tack removable (HTR) acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive for textured or rough surfaces like brick, concrete, cinder block, metal, wood, and others. It’s a heavy-duty option offering clean removability. This film pairs well with General Formulations 831 AutoMark™ Cast Gloss Clear Laminate adding a high-gloss lamination film to help protect your quality prints when long-term protection is required.

Increase Print Quality and Efficiency

The Mimaki LA-160W laminator is a game changer for printing professionals looking to protect their printed works of art from prolonged contact with elevated levels of abrasion, moisture, contaminants, or chemicals that may diminish their longevity. This laminator is equipped with a warming function available to heat up to a maximum of 60 degrees Celsius/140 degrees Fahrenheit to help reduce silvering caused by the unevenness of a print surface as a result of tiny air bubbles that are caught between the print and the overlaminate film. This undesirable effect is most often noticeable around the dark areas of a print. Some of the best features of this particular model are its user-friendliness and safety design. Other important benefits include:

  • Fast throughput speeds and easy to use
  • Easy access to pressure handle and foot pedal
  • Take-up reel makes it easy for one person to operate the entire process
  • Safety functions like an emergency stop and a protection function by laser

To learn more about Mimaki printers and laminators and General Formulations films and laminates, contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

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A NEW Innovative Vehicle Wrap Solution That Goes the Distance

Looking for a high-quality vehicle wrap solution that’s in it for the long haul? LexJet announces the launch of three NEW General Formulations AutoMark™ Cast films; GF 830 AutoMark Cast with DRIFT® Technology and two complimentary cast laminates, GF 831 AutoMark Cast Gloss UV Laminate and GF 840 AutoMark Cast Matte UV Laminate.

The new premium full-body gloss white wrap film is designed for the high demands of full or partial vehicle wraps as well as many other graphic applications. The DRIFT® Technology and adhesive combination offer the right amount of adhesive tack and Micro Air Egress Channels that make application quick, easy, and bubble-free.

GF 830 AutoMark Cast provides an excellent white point, perfect for eco-solvent, solvent, latex, and UV printers. Pair it with GF 830 with GF 242 or the NEW GF 831 and GF 840 for your choice of finish and UV protection and you get the perfect combination.

Some additional features:

  • Superior Repositionability
  • Vibrant Printing
  • DRIFT® Technology Provides Enhanced Slidability
  • Easy, Bubble-Free Installation

General Formulations 830 AutoMark™ w/DRIFT® Technology- 54in x 150ft

General Formulations 830 AutoMark™ w/DRIFT® Technology- 60in x 150ft

General Formulations 831 AutoMark™ Cast Gloss Clear Laminate – 54in x 150ft

General Formulations 831 AutoMark™ Cast Gloss Clear Laminate – 60in x 150ft

General Formulations 840 AutoMark™ Cast Matte Clear Laminate – 54in x 150ft

General Formulations 840 AutoMark™ Cast Matte Clear Laminate – 60in x 150ft

To learn more, please contact a LexJet Customer Specialist at 800-4-LEXJET.

Step into The LexJet Experience and See the Difference

We are excited to welcome you to The LexJet Experience, the most immersive virtual space LexJet has ever created.

The LexJet Experience is the best we have to offer. We’ve teamed up with over three dozen partners – names like Hahnemühle, General Formulations, EFI, HP, Canon, and more – to bring you the products and information you’re looking for in an experience you won’t believe.

As you walk the floor, step into each booth to immerse yourself with the products you know and love, discover exciting new applications and partnerships, and increase your knowledge with live and on-demand virtual workshops.

No suits, no shoes, no problem because The LexJet Experience is always open and easy to access from your home or office.

If you have questions, we’ll have friendly LexJet sales specialists on hand from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, to assist you.

Now that you’re ready to see the difference, visit The LexJet Experience; a new and exciting way to get the industry’s most innovative solutions.

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’s 2012 Product Reference Guide Now Available

Inkjet printing materials and equipment catalogLexJet customers will receive the 2012 Product Reference Guide over the next week or so in the mail, if they haven’t already. Keep this handy guide by your desk as a year-round reference tool to find the right product for the project.

“The Product Reference Guide I received last year was what drove me to LexJet in the first place. It’s nicely laid out and easy to browse, with pictures of printed applications using the different materials and all the specifications and pricing information we need as we work on new projects,” says Rick Hillbrand, owner of Cottrell Printing in Centennial, Colo.

The 40-page guide includes specifications and pricing on:

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

To view the catalog now, click here. If you weren’t a LexJet customer in 2011 and would like to receive the free printed guide, click here. And, if you have questions or need help with anything, call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.