Beyond the Façade with Fabric Banner Applications for a Cityscape

Window Art with Fabric Banners

Jacksonville, Fla., recently hosted the One Spark Festival, billed as the world’s first “crowdfunded” festival. During the course of the five-day downtown festival, more than 480 creators and artists promoted their projects.

Window Banners printed on LexJet Poly Select Heavy
The windows of the empty buildings on this side of the street feature Douglas J. Eng’s fine art photography series City Reflections, printed on LexJet Poly Select Heavy.

The “crowd” voted for their favorites via smart phone, casting more than 50,000 votes. Jacksonville’s own Douglas J. Eng Photography won 2nd Place Overall and 2nd Place in the Art category for the studio’s renditions of Douglas J. Eng’s fine art photography splashed across downtown buildings.

These fine art photo splashes were installed in boarded-up window alcoves near Eng’s old studio. Eng has since moved to a new studio space, but always wanted to do something with those empty facades and the One Spark Festival provided the perfect opportunity. He wanted to “change the nature of the space.”

Printing LexJet Fabric on an Epson 9900 Inkjet printerTo accomplish this, Eng called Danny Chalmers for some direction on inkjet printing materials to use that would hold up for the festival and beyond and would work well with his Epson Stylus Pro 9900 aqueous inkjet printer.

“Danny has been very helpful. LexJet’s unique in that we have a rep that’s available to help us out when we need it. This project was a departure for me, since I mostly do fine art printing,” says Eng. “I recently received the LexJet Product Reference Guide, and that’s very helpful because I can see all the different things we can do with our printer.”

Eng didn’t want to try an adhesive-backed material on the plywood that covers the windows of the empty buildings because the plywood surfaces are extremely rough and inconsistent.

What Eng did instead was to print on LexJet Poly Select Heavy coated with LexJet Sunset Satin Coating, and then fastened the inkjet-printable fabric to the plywood with screws.

Fabric Printing for a Festival“It was about 2,300 square feet of printing; the biggest job we’ve done. Some of the windows were huge, up to 20′ x 15′, so we had to rent a lift,” says Eng. “The color and imaging looks great on the fabric, even after three weeks of being in the elements. Fortunately, people have left it alone and there’s no graffiti on it.”

The buildings where Eng applied his fine art photography are across the street from each other. One building features a series by Eng called City Reflections and the other is called Building Nature. If you’re in Jacksonville be sure to go to Laura Street and check out Eng’s work while it’s still up.

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High Five: LexJet’s Phoenix Distribution Center Now Shipping

Inkjet product shipment from PhoenixLexJet opened the fifth of five new distribution centers yesterday in Phoenix, bringing one-day ground delivery coverage to 90 percent of the lower 48 states and 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas. LexJet customers can receive same-day delivery within 30 to 50 miles of each distribution center, and pick up products at each location.

The Phoenix distribution center is located at:

4625 N. 45th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85031

You can pick up LexJet products at the distribution center until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and receive same-day delivery if you order before noon. Check with a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 about specific product availability and to find out if you fall within the same-day and one-day coverage areas.

LexJet’s other distribution centers are located in Albany, N.Y.; Birmingham; Charlotte; Cincinnati; Dallas; Denver; Jacksonville, Fla.; Los Angeles; Kansas City; Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Portland, Ore.; Reno; and Wilmington, Del. LexJet also ships OEM products from 30 warehouses across the U.S.

For more information about the Phoenix distribution center, LexJet’s state-of-the-art logistics network and Nationwide Delivery System, call 800-453-9538.

LexJet Extends its Nationwide Delivery Network to Five More Cities in July

One day and same day shipping for large format inkjet productsWith the addition of five new distribution centers to its nationwide Delivery Network next month, LexJet will reach 90 percent of the contiguous United States and 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas with one-day ground delivery, and customers in LexJet’s 15 distribution center cities can receive same-day delivery within a 30-50 mile radius of those cities.

The new distribution centers – scheduled to be fully online, operating and tied into LexJet’s real-time delivery tracking system in July – are located in Charlotte, Kansas City, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Portland.

“On-time, consistent delivery is extremely important to our customers. It gives them a competitive edge in their markets, it helps them reduce inventory and it ensures they meet every tight deadline,” explains John Lane, LexJet’s vice president. “The addition of five distribution centers to our Nationwide Delivery Network gives our customers the reach and flexibility they need to enhance and streamline their business, whether they’re print-for-pay providers, digital photographers, fine art reproduction companies, in-house corporate and public sector large format print facilities or anyone else involved in large format inkjet production.”

The new distribution centers join LexJet facilities in Albany, N.Y., Birmingham, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Jacksonville, Fla., Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Reno and Wilmington, Del. LexJet also ships OEM products from 30 additional warehouses across the United States.

“I can’t count how many times LexJet has totally gone above and beyond to get us materials next-day in order for us to put out a quality product,” says Bob Lizza, owner of Lizza Studios, Tunkhannock, Pa. “The LexJet team is always there to answer questions and get us whatever we need in an expedited fashion. They’ve been a big part of our success.”

The expansion of LexJet’s Nationwide Delivery Service follows the company’s move to a new state-of-the-art technology center in Sarasota, Fla., where LexJet customers receive free and unlimited personal support and service coupled with the power of real-time networks tied directly into LexJet’s distribution centers.

For more information about LexJet’s new distribution centers, its Nationwide Delivery System, and specifics about one-day and same-delivery areas, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.