We Joined the Printing United Convergence!

Last month, the LexJet team joined our parent company, S-One, to host a comprehensive booth at Printing United in Dallas, with the theme Media Matters. At LexJet, we know how important it is to pair the right media substrate with the right printer for the right job — every time.

This year, SGIA partnered with NAPCO to create Printing United, which celebrated the convergence of printing segments that aren’t so segmented any more. Many printers are expanding their offerings into signage, décor, commercial and packaging.

Squid window graphic demonstration

With this industry-wide convergence going on, some print service providers are struggling with juggling too much, according to industry experts. During the Key Industry Trends and Insights Research Breakfast, SGIA’s Chief Economist Andy Paparozzi discussed pain points for companies that are affecting the bottom line, such as rising wages and benefits costs, shortage of skilled personnel, workflow inefficiencies and cost of materials.

To help PSPs make smarter material purchasing decisions, we showcased a number of innovative, versatile products available exclusively at LexJet, including:

  • Squid, the innovative new self-adhesive textile for window graphics in retail, healthcare, residential and corporate spaces.
  • HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air, a high-tack, aggressive adhesive-backed vinyl for rough surfaces and low-energy plastics.
  • Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas, the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year – Media – Textile – Canvas, along with its Metallic Pearl counterpart.
  • Sunset SUV Fine Art Paper 210g, the new-to-market option for large-volume fine art décor printers looking for a cost-conscious option that also has on-point quality.

If you couldn’t make it to Printing United, you can still experience our booth. Please check out the video below. Our print specialists are also available at 800-453-9538 to answer any of your questions about making smarter materials purchases or focusing on the segments you specialize in.

Add Some Sticking Power with New HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air

Most installers and print service providers know there are just some surfaces that make the installation of vinyl graphics seemingly impossible. Now there’s a solution: HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air, the newest addition to the HP Adhesive Vinyl family.

Grip Matte Polymeric Air features a high-performance, calendered vinyl with a high-tack, clear permanent adhesive. “If you’ve had graphic-failure on low- or no-VOC paints, textured low-surface energy plastics or powder-coated paint surfaces, Grip is the perfect solution,” says Mitchell Bonine, LexJet national accounts sales specialist.

Like the Prime Gloss and Prime Matte Air GP and the Optimal Gloss Air GRP, the new Grip has an air-release liner for bubble-free application. “The Prime is definitely the most versatile of the products and Optimal is great if you are installing over rivets, but if you are having difficulty adhering graphics to certain surfaces, Grip can help you with those applications,” says Bonine.

This latest addition expands the HP Adhesive Vinyl portfolio, giving PSPs even more ways to create cost-effective, eye-popping graphics and continue to remain competitive without sacrificing quality.

For more information on HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air, contact a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com