Making the Cut: 3 Ways to Get Creative with a Graphtec Cutter

Printers and laminators are standard equipment for PSPs, but often overlooked is the cutting plotter. Adding a Graphtec cutter to your print shop provides your customers with additional ways to explore their creativity.

We explore three ways that a cutter can increase your versatility:

  • Decals – Creating decals involves two different types of cuts: a perforated (perf) cut in the release liner that pop out the decals for easy resale and a kiss (die) cut for the sticker image that will easily separate from the release liner at the time of install.
  • Packaging and labels – The great thing about inkjet printing is the ability to offer personalization for small quantities. If you have a customer requesting a short run of stickers to personalize water bottles, notebooks or any other items, you can easily die cut the labels and send the labels to your client for the final step in the customization project.
  • POP Graphics – Perf cutting cardstock or other media gives you the opportunity to create POP/POS graphics with fold lines for easy display set up.

While cutters work with all types of media, there are some types like high gloss, reflective or highly textured surfaces that can sometimes be difficult to kiss cut or perf cut with accuracy. If you work with those types of substrates and have trouble with registration marks, the Graphtec cutter has Intelligent Scan Mode (ISM) technology that improves the detection for more accurate cutting.

If you would like more information about Graphtec cutters, contact a sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com today.

Epson Introduces Five New Printers at ISA 2019

Thursday, Epson announced new additions to the SureColor P-Series and S-Series printer families. There will be production versions of the Standard P10000 and P20000:

  • SureColor P10000 Production – 44-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.
  • SureColor P20000 Production – 64-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.

What’s different? ONYX RIPcenter, a workflow software that incorporates Adobe Postscript® and is a powerful color management tool is now included.

The new Production printers offer the same 2.6” wide Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP printhead as the Standard edition and the Epson UltraChrome® PRO nine-color pigmented ink set will still be available with high-capacity 700 ml ink cartridges which, along with more efficient ink usage, allows for an extremely low cost per print.

These printers will be available to order starting in May.

In addition to the Production P-Series printers, Epson also announced the availability of Print and Cut bundles for the SureColor S-Series.

Available for order in June, these bundles will include an S-Series printer, and FC8600-130 cutter and Onyx software.

The S60600 is one of the fastest production printers on the market and now, combined with the Graphtec cutter and Onyx GamaPrintPro with Onyx CUT-Server, a premium print and cut solution is available.

The S80600 partners photographic image output with a top-of-the-line cutter and Onyx Thrive, to provide color-critical clients a reliable print and cut option.

Ordering details are not available for these new Epson printers, but if you would like more information, please call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538.

Don’t Get Cut Out of this Deal: The Graphtec Mail-in Rebate Ends Soon!

Earlier this month, Graphtec announced a $300 mail-in rebate with the purchase of a wide-format printer and an FC8600-130 (54-in) or an FC8600-160 (64-in). In addition to the mail-in rebate, Graphtec will also extend the warranty for a year, which means a four-year parts and labor warranty for you.

The FC8600 series is a high-performance roll-fed cutting plotter and the ultimate finishing solution for PSPs and others who specialize in graphic arts, indoor and outdoor signage, vehicle decals, tradeshow graphics, etc.

Now is the opportunity to pair a qualified wide-format printer with a Graphtec cutting plotter for improved print and cut workflow.

If you would like to learn more about the Graphtec plotters or find out how to qualify for the rebate, call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Save When You Buy an HP Latex 330 & Graphtec Cutting Plotter

It’s mid-September, and you know what that means: The month’s special rebates and pricing on printers are halfway to the finish, and here’s one deal you won’t want to miss out on: HP and Graphtec are joining forces with a great offer when you purchase both an HP Latex 330 and a Graphtec Cutting Plotter FC8600-160.

Put both in your shopping cart for a combined price of just $19,995* through Sept. 30, 2015.