New Canon Inkjet Printer Mail-in Rebates of up to $1,400 at LexJet

Canon Mail-in RebatesCanon announced today new mail-in rebates of up to $1,400 on four of its imagePROGRAF (iPF) wide format inkjet printers, available at LexJet through Dec. 31. The new mail-in rebates include:

Click here for a video overview of how and why Canon printers pay off almost immediately. And, for a series of Canon printer how-to and production workflow videos, click here. For more information and to take advantage of these mail-in rebates, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Big Discounts on 60-inch HP Z6200s at LexJet While Supplies Last

HP Designjet Sale at LexJet

LexJet is offering big discounts on a limited number of 60″ encrypted HP Designjet Z6200 printers while supplies last. Call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 for pricing.

By the way, “encrypted” simply means that there’s an additional measure of data security built into the printer that has no effect on the daily operation of the printer.

The HP Designjet Z6200 wide format inkjet printer offers super-fast, high-quality print production with print speeds of up to 1,500 square feet per hour utilizing the HP Optical Media Advance Sensor (OMAS). Plus, automated servicing routines prevent nozzle clogging and media waste.

The Z6200, with its fast-drying HP Vivid Photo Inks, are perfect for quick-turnaround applications like point-of-purchase displays, trade show graphics, backlit signs, canvas gallery wraps and more. For photographic output, three shades of black HP inks produce outstanding optical density and smooth transitions for unique black-and-white prints, in addition to the wide color gamut provided by HP Vivid Photo Inks.

The Z6200 includes an embedded spectrophotometer so you can generate custom ICC profiles and ensure color accuracy and consistency while providing complete coverage of SWOP, ISO, GRACOL, 3DAP, EUROSCALE, TOYO and FOGRA gamuts.

To find out more about the features and benefits of the HP Z6200, and to pick up one at a deep discount before they run out, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

A Roman Environment on Canvas at The Colosseum Italian Restaurant

Canvas Print for Restaurant Decor

The Colosseum Italian Restaurant recently opened in Naples, Fla., so what better interior design motif than a giant canvas giclee reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum?

The owner of The Colosseum (the restaurant, that is) contacted Jerry Summers of ColorTec Graphics and Design, Cape Coral, Fla., to see if he could print what would be a 21′-high and 44′-long canvas piece to frame the main dining area. They had collaborated on canvas giclees in the past, so canvas seemed a natural fit.

Restaurant Decor on Canvas“He asked me if I could do it, and I told him we won’t know until we try,” recalls Summers. “It exceeded expectations. The prints turned out extremely sharp and he did a great job of applying it.”

As you can see from the pictures, it was a project of extreme detail, as Summers built the images literally brick by brick in Photoshop.

Ultimately, Summers would print close to 40 canvas panels to be applied to the structure that would hold the canvas, built in 33 4×8 plywood sections. Summers used Sunset Select Gloss Canvas, printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 9880.

“The color turned out wonderful on the canvas. I’ve used Sunset Select Gloss Canvas for several years now and I really enjoy it,” says Summers. “The owner of the restaurant calls it the largest canvas giclee in the world, and I can’t argue with him because I don’t know of a larger one.”

The canvas prints were applied to the plywood structure with contact cement to ensure a permanent bond. Now it’s the perfect backdrop for dining and enjoying the live music and entertainment regularly featured at The Colosseum.

Printing and Sticking Custom Wedding DVD Photo Covers

Custom DVD Cover by Mark Hawkins Photography

Mark and Kelly Hawkins own and operate a high-end wedding photography studio in Green Bay, Wis., where a personal, customized experience for the bride and groom is job one. To elevate their print products, the couple invested in a Canon iPF8400 wide-format inkjet printer they picked up from LexJet and their personal printer specialist, Rob Finkel.

LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric DVD CoverMark has also struck up a friendship with Andy Wredberg, owner of AW Artworks in Sun Prairie, Wis., whose work shows up regularly here at the LexJet Blog. Andy helped Mark take the printer upgrade plunge, a plunge that Mark says made a big splash.

“We only shoot about 30 weddings per year and we want them to get the highest value possible, so the more customization we can do, the better. The Canon is such an easy printer to use, and the Photoshop plug-in that comes with it also makes it super-simple,” Mark says. “I told Rob yesterday that the bottom line is that when I hit that print button it’s exactly the way it looks on my monitor; the LexJet profiles are dead-on with pretty much every media type. It’s mind-blowing. Time is money, and I don’t want to waste time, ink and material, and with this printer I don’t.”

Mark Hawkins PhotographyAfter a wedding, Mark and Kelly deliver two main print products: a wedding album and a wall collage. Mark says that one of the reasons they got the printer was to deliver bigger and better wall collages to their clients.

“What spurred the purchase of the iPF8400 was to do some higher-end artwork; not just canvas wraps, but art paper and boutique applications for the wedding market. There are a lot of cool uses for a variety of print media in the wedding market. People spend all this money already, so they should have nice custom printed products,” Mark says.

The client also gets a DVD of all the photos from the wedding, but Mark ran into an issue when he ran out of DVD cases. The new Canon printer and LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric came to the rescue, not only giving Mark a workaround on deadline, but a new way to present DVDs to clients.

“We were out of the cases yesterday, so I used some scrap art paper that I cut to size and folded in half, printed a nice image from the wedding on one side and the photo release for the DVD on the other side that gives them permission to do whatever they want with the images. That way you don’t have to use another piece of paper to print a release, so it kills two birds with one stone. Plus, the Print-N-Stick makes it easy to take it off and reapply it if I don’t align it correctly,” Mark says. “I love having a fully customizable product that gives us an opportunity to recycle and re-use materials that would otherwise go to waste.”

Last Chance to Cash in on HP’s Big Ink Deal for Designjet Printers

HP Designjet Z6800 Inkjet PrinterThis month only HP is offering a big ink deal on its new HP Designjet Z-series printers:

The big ink promotion ends on Tuesday, Sept. 30, so call a LexJet printer expert at 800-453-9538 today to find out more and to take advantage of the promotion before it ends.

And, for a rundown of all the special deals this month on HP Designjet and HP Latex Printers, click here.

Here’s a quick overview of the HP Designjet Z6600 and Z6800…

HP Designjet Z6600 Production Printer: Produce high-quality prints with HP 6 Vivid Photo Inks, which include Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and three shades of black (Photo Black, Light Gray, Matte Black). The three shades of black deliver rich density and smooth transitions for black-and-white prints. The Z6600 gives you a wide range of application options – from posters, photos and signs, to canvas and backlits – on a variety of print materials.

HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer: Get the same speed and application variety as the Z6600 with added features like an embedded spectrophotometer to create spot-on ICC profiles and a wider color gamut with the addition of Light Magenta and Chromatic Red to the HP ink mix.  The Z6800 also includes a built-in take-up reel, 775mL HP ink cartridges and heavy media rolls for unattended printing.

For an overview of HP Designjet Production Printers, check out the video posted previously at the LexJet Blog.

Bundles, Trade-ins and Rebates on HP Printers in September

HP Designjet Z6600HP is offering a variety of rebates, bundles and trade-ins on the HP Latex and HP Designjet printers, including print-and-cut bundles with Graphtec, SAi and Summa.

HP, Graphtec and SAi have partnered on a print-and-cut bundle that provides up to $1,499 in savings with the HP Latex 310 or 330, the Graphtec FC8600 – 130/160 and SAi FlexiPRINT HP Premium Edition Upgrade from HP Basic Edition.

HP and Summa are also offering a print-and-cut bundle with the HP Latex 310 and 330 with a SummaCut D140 or D160 that includes a $1,000 instant rebate and a discount on the RIP upgrade. Both print-and-cut bundle specials are good through Sept. 30.

Either way, you can get a $1,000 instant rebate on the HP Latex 310 Printer and HP Latex 330 Printer with or without the bundle at LexJet. Plus, Upgrade to Latex with the new HP Latex 360 Printer: trade in any qualifying solvent printer or printer-cutter 30″ or wider, 42″ or wider large-format aqueous printer, HP Latex 210, 260 or 280 Printers, or HP Designjet L25500 or L28500 Printer.

HP also introduced a new portfolio of Care Packs and Service Contract options for the new HP Latex 300 Series Printers. Contact a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 to find out about rebates on Care Packs and Service Contracts.

If you’re looking for a wider print area, HP is also offering $6,000 cash back on the HP Latex 280 104″ inkjet printer when you trade in an eligible solvent or aqueous printer by Sept. 30. The HP Latex 280 allows you expand your offerings to include high-quality grand-format backlits, banners and soft signage.

HP Designjet Aqueous Printer Deals
New this month, HP announces a big ink deal on its new HP Designjet Z-series printers: Buy an HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer with a full set of HP Original Vivid Photo Inks (773A) and get a second full set free, a savings of $2,100 on HP 773A inks. You can also get the same deal with the new HP Designjet Z6600 Production Printer, with savings of $1,600 on the HP 773A inks.

If you’re looking to upgrade your aqueous inkjet printer, HP has a great deal for you with its HP Designjet Cash In & Trade Up promotion. When you trade in a qualifying printer you can get up to $2,500 cash back.

HP Designjet printers to which you can trade up include the HP Designjet Z6200 42-inch printer (up to $2,500 back), HP Designjet T1500 36-inch Post Script technical printer (up to $1,000 back) or HP Designjet T1500 36-inch technical printer (up to $750 back).

We use the phrase “up to” since you’ll need to provide a serial number and return the formatter board or motherboard for your qualifying trade-in printer to receive the maximum. You can also provide just the serial number for less cash back ($250). The Designjet Cash In & Trade Up promotion runs through Sept. 30.

There is also a $400 instant rebate on the HP Designjet T520 36-inch printer good through Sept. 30. Additionally, LexJet is offering a limited number of the new HP Z-series printers at a special discounted price, including the HP Designjet Z6600 Production Printer and the HP Designjet Z6800 Photo Production Printer.

To find out more, including qualifying trade-in printers, bundle deals on the HP Z5400 and HP Z5200, and for direction on what printer would work best for you, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.