Easy Yard Sign Application, Even Without a Laminator

It’s that time of year when we start seeing yard signs popping up around town, thanks to the upcoming election season. Yard signs are a great money maker that you can add to your line of offerings to customers, whether they are for aspiring politicians or businesses that want to advertise their services.

Creating yard signs can be a snap, if you know some quick and easy tips, provided by LexJet Experience Center pro Michael Clementi. Check out the video above for a quick demonstration on how to print with either aqueous, latex or solvent ink, and how to apply the graphics to boards, even if you don’t own a laminator.

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For more tips on printing election signage, see our blog: It’s Election Sign Season. Are You Ready?

SGIA Show Special on Royal Sovereign Laminators Good through Oct. 31

Royal Sovereign Finishing EquipmentRoyal Sovereign is offering a free five-year warranty on its line of finishing products, available through LexJet and good through Oct. 31.

This offer is valid on any Royal Sovereign finishing product and includes a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and a four-year extended warranty provided by Warrantech.

The extended warranty agreement includes one on-site service and 24/7 toll-free customer service. It also covers 100 percent parts and labor, and there are no out-of-pocket expenses or deductibles.

Use Promo Code SGIA5YRFREE when you call a LexJet printing specialist at 800-453-9538 to take advantage of this limited offer.

And, if you’re at the SGIA Expo in Las Vegas this week, stop by Royal Sovereign’s booth (2591) to find out more and to check out the new banner welding machine. Royal Sovereign’s new banner welding machine welds any length banner quickly and easily with one-person operation and minimal assembly and maintenance needed.

Click here to see the lineup of Royal Sovereign laminators and cutters available at LexJet.

Spectra Imaging Prints a Giant Fleur de Lis for an Awards Show

LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV

The icon for this year’s annual Greater Louisville Inc.  (GLI) Inc.credible Awards was the venerable and versatile fleur-de-lis.

While it may look great on a football helmet or atop a standard, it was not only used as a logo, but as an on-stage backdrop for the small business awards gala held to honor the winners on Sept. 12.

Spectra Imaging Print on LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUVRendered at around 10 feet high for the banquet, the fleur-de-lis icon would not be applied to a conveniently smooth and flat surface. Instead, the backdrop would be built with 36 frosted plexiglass panels, all brought together into one framework unit.

GLI turned to one of its sponsors, Spectra Imaging, to see if a giant version of its fleur-de-lis could be somehow applied to the backdrop.

The solution was to print the entire graphic on LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV – Gloss (5 Mil), laminate it with a textured pressure-sensitive vinyl, send the file to Spectra’s automated cutter/router to cut out the individual panels and adhere each of those graphic panels to a plexiglass panel using a laminator.

“We had a mockup of the piece for reference, and after the graphics had been applied to the panels we numbered the back of each panel, including the blank panels,” says Spectra Imaging founder and CEO Brian Rogers. “We also included a sticker on the back of each panel that indicated where the top of each panel. That way, when they put it all together on the stage they wouldn’t waste any time trying to figure out how each panel was supposed to go into the framework.”

Buy a Laminator, Get Six Rolls of Film Free

GBC Titan 1264WFGBC announced a new promotion you can take advantage of through LexJet that lasts until Friday, March 22: Buy one of the qualifying laminators listed below and you’ll get six rolls of qualifying laminating films free…

GBC Titan 1264WF 63″ cold/hot laminator: Versatile and easy to use, this laminator with variable temperature and speed control accommodates a wide range of applications.

GBC 2064WF 64″ cold/hot laminator: This mid-range laminator incorporates features found on more costly units, including the Advanced Electronic Safety System (AESS), which immediately stops the rollers whenever an obstruction is detected.

GBC 3064WF-1 64″ cold/hot laminator: Also known as the Falcon 3064WF-1, this laminator is the ideal finishing system for maximum capability and control in lamination.

GBC 4064WF-1 64″ cold/hot laminator: Also known as the Orca 4064, this top-of-the-line finishing system utilizes pneumatically controlled roller pressure to improve adhesion.

For more information about these laminators and the qualifying films, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Big Sale on the GBC 64C Laminator

Graphics laminator saleGBC’s 64C 62-inch pressure-sensitive, cold laminator is now being offered on sale at LexJet for $3,500, or $1,900 off of MSRP. You also get free freight and a 90-day labor and one-year parts warranty. This offer is good until the end of January or while supplies last.

The GBC 64C laminator features simple three-button operation, foot pedal operation, a photo beam safety system, a rewind for the release liner, motor-reverse function, and more.

And, if you’re looking for a general purpose economy laminate to go with the laminator, LexJet Matte Laminate (3 Mil) – available in 41″ x 150′ and 59″ x 150′ roll sizes – is also on sale for more than 30 percent off the retail price.

LexJet Matte Laminate (3 Mil) is a general-purpose pressure-sensitive economy calendered laminate ideal for indoor applications like event, presentation and point-of-purchase graphics.

To find out more about the GBC 64C sale and anything else you might need, call a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Get a Free iPad Mini and Don’t Pay until Jan. 31

Buy a printer and get a free iPad MiniA sweet deal just got sweeter as LexJet is giving away an iPad Mini with every purchase of a 42″ or wider printer and/or laminator plus $500 of qualifying LexJet media (inkjet-printable media, laminates, adhesives and backers) for the next 30 days or while supplies last. The sweetener is the fact that when you take advantage of this promo you don’t have to pay for anything until Jan. 31, so there’s a good chance you can pay it off before you pay for it.

“When we saw the LexJet promotion that was going on, especially with the rebate from Canon, it was so inexpensive that you could almost not afford not to buy a new printer. And, who wouldn’t like to have an iPad Mini?” says Douglas Spurlock, owner of StudioWest in Anthem, Ariz.

Go to lexjet.com/FreeiPadMini to see how much time you have left to take advantage of this special promotion for a free iPad Mini. Then, contact a LexJet customer specialist by phone at 800-453-9538 to cash in on this offer (the promotion can only be redeemed by calling in for it and is not available online).

“I thought the pricing was great and the iPad Mini was icing on the cake. We’re getting up and running on the Canon iPF8300S we got through the promotion and everything is looking great so far. We installed it ourselves and it took only about an hour with all the how-to installation videos LexJet has posted on its YouTube site,” say Donald Stocks, owner of a PIP Printing location in Greenville, N.C.

Printing fine art with an inkjet printer
Douglas Spurlock, owner of Studio West in Anthem, Ariz., put his new Canon iPF8400 to use printing Alexei's Pride, a limited edition by Russian artist Alexei Butirskiy.

Qualifying printers at LexJet include, but are not limited to: Canon’s iPF8400S 44-inch printer and iPF9400S 60-inch production printer; Epson’s SureColor S30670 low-solvent production printer and Stylus Pro 11880 64-inch photo printer, and; HP’s L26500 61-inch and L28500 104-inch production latex printers, Z3200 44-inch photo printer and Z6200 42-inch and 60-inch photo printers.

Qualifying laminators at LexJet include, but are not limited to:  GBC’s 2080WFt 79-inch cold, hot laminator, Seal’s 44 Ultra Plus 44-inch cold, hot laminator, Daige’s Solo 55-inch cold laminator, and D&K’s Expression 42 Plus cold, hot laminator. For all the qualifying brands, equipment and media/laminates, go to lexjet.com/FreeiPadMini.

As an added bonus, all printer and laminator purchases come with free shipping and a $9.99 flat rate on all other orders from LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers. Plus, you’ll get free and unlimited product and technical phone support from your customer specialist.

With additional bundled offers from LexJet, Section 179 tax incentives from the Federal government, and end-of-year rebates and specials from our printer manufacturer partners – Canon, Epson and HP – this iPad Mini Giveaway Countdown offer is the perfect head start into the Holiday season.

For more information and to take advantage of this offer, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.