April Savings on Printer Purchases

April will be a challenging month, but if you are in the market for new equipment, HP, Canon, and Epson are here to help with the following rebates. Highlights for this month’s savings include:

  • This month, save up to $7,000 with available rebates on Latex 570, the Loyalty rebates are still available when you upgrade from a qualifying L2 series Latex Printer, or get up to $750 back on the purchase of a qualified aqueous printer with “Cash in and Trade Up” rebates.
  • Save up to $700 on a qualified Canon PRO-Series printer; zero % interest financing
  • EPSON instant savings up to $5,000 on qualified printer purchases

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April Printer Webinars:

The date and time of our printer webinars will be announced shortly. We are planning something special for our April Learning Series.

HP Latex Printer Instant Rebates, valid through Apr. 30

  • HP Latex 115, 54-inch printer: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units
  • HP Latex 115 Print & Cut: $1,200 when you by 2 units; $1,700 when you buy 3 units (can mix and match Latex 115 and Latex 115 P&C when purchasing 3 units)
  • HP Latex 315, 54-inch printer: $1,000
  • HP Latex 335, 54-inch printer: $1,000
  • HP Latex 365, 64-inch printer: $3,000 includes 1-year free Flexi RIP included with purchase

New Canon Mail-in Rebates Good through December

Canon iPF8400Buy or lease a new Canon large format inkjet printer from LexJet before Dec. 20 to take advantage of the current lineup of mail-in rebates, which include…

For more information about Canon’s mail-in rebates, special bundle deals from LexJet, and anything you need help with, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

You can submit your rebate claim at acbpromotions.com/imageprografrebate and enter your rebate information. Claims must be submitted within 30 days from the date of purchase to qualify.

Get up to $3,200 Cash Back on Canon Printers through September

Canon Inkjet Printer RebatesCanon announces its Cash Back with Large Format Printer Purchase program, which runs now through Sept. 30, 2012. You can either get a rebate by mail or receive a 1-Year eCarePak Extended Service Plan for the following printers:

These can be combined (where applicable) with current trade-in rebates running throughout Q3 2012: $300 on the iPF6300, iPF6350, and iPF8300S; $880 on the iPF8300; and $1200 on the iPF9000S and iPF9100.  For trade-in eligibility you must have a 17” or wider printer for the 24” Canon printers, or a 36” or wider printer for the 44” or 60” Canon machines.        

For complete rebate terms, go to www.usa.canon.com/rebates and pick up a claim form online at acbpromotions.com/imageprografrebate.

For more information about the rebates and the value of the 1-Year eCarePak Extended Service Plan for each printer, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Keeping up with CS6: How to Print Targets for ICC Profiles

LexJet offers free custom profiles for a variety of printers and media to maximize the quality of your inkjet printing output. In the past we have posted articles and videos about printing targets for custom profiles with various versions of Photoshop. With the release of Photoshop CS6, the process for printing targets to create ICC profiles has changed.

Creating custom profiles in Adobe CS6In CS4 and earlier versions it used to be that you could simply select No Color Management in the print window when printing targets. With CS5, the No Color Management option was removed, but there was a workaround.

Now, with CS6, that workaround is no longer available. However, the Adobe Color Printer Utility (ACPU) can be used to output targets for creating ICC profiles if you are using CS5 or CS6. This is a free standalone utility provided by Adobe that allows users to properly print their targets for custom profiles with no color management to muddy the waters, so to speak.

Embedded below in the order shown learn how to print targets using the Adobe Color Printer Utility with an Epson Stylus Pro Printer (Mac), Epson Stylus Pro Printer (PC), and a Canon iPF Printer (PC).

At this point, unfortunately, there isn’t a way to easily achieve the proper results with a Canon iPF printer and a Mac. If you are using this combination, try to keep an older copy of Photoshop or print your targets through the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-in for Photoshop. If you have any questions about printing targets or anything else in the inkjet printing workflow, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538…

Borderless Printing through the Canon Plug-In for Photoshop

Borderless printing through the Canon Plug-In PhotoshopThe successful studio or print shop looks to maximize efficiency in all of its processes. This is particularly true with in-house printing, which is why the ability to print borderless and eliminate a lot of needless trimming is so important.

Before printing borderless, examine the common output sizes and buy rolls that fit those sizes. For example, if the majority of your business is selling 8×10 units, then buy 10-inch rolls. If the majority of your sales are 24x20s and 24x30s, buy 24-inch rolls.

Once you have the proper roll sizes, you simply need to set up your workflow to execute the prints properly. Keep in mind that most printers cannot print borderless on sheets (the Epson 3880, 3800, R2880 and R2400 are the only two really designed for this).

Also, keep in mind that most printers can’t print borderless on all roll sizes. Check your owner’s manual to see which roll sizes your printer can print to successfully in borderless mode.

In the video below you will learn how to print borderless images using the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Photoshop.

  • To learn about the full workflow for printing through the imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Photoshop, click here.
  • To learn how to print borderless images through Photoshop and the Canon printer driver for the Mac, click here. For PC instructions, click here

Related videos:

Borderless printing through Photoshop and the Canon driver
Printing through the Canon Print Plug-In for Photoshop

How to Update Firmware on a Canon iPF Inkjet Printer

How to update firmware Canon printerUpdating your printer’s firmware is an important step that should be performed once a new printer arrives and then on a regular basis. By updating the firmware, you are ensuring that your printer is being used to its fullest capacity.

Firmware updates typically include fixes or patches that, in the past, have improved things like print speed and have helped to reduce paper waste and ink consumption. At the very least, you should check for new firmware updates every six months and update your firmware when new releases are available.

In the videos below you will learn how to update the firmware on a Canon imagePROGRAF printer using a PC or a Mac.