Windows, Walls and Doors Contest: Use your Latex Printer and Win up to $3,000

HP PVC-free Wall Paper ApplicationAs you have seen recently on the LexJet Blog, the LexJet team is abuzz with excitement about the HP Latex 210, 260 and 280 Series printers. Now, we want to tap into your creativity and see how you use your HP Latex printers to help your clients shine.

From Sept. 4 through Oct. 11, LexJet will be running a contest for the most exciting and creative Window, Wall or Door solution printed with your Latex printer on your favorite HP or LexJet branded media.

It’s easy to enter: simply photograph your graphic as it’s printing (so we can verify that it’s HP Latex output) and upon installation, and then submit your photo to your friendly LexJet representative by Oct. 11. For questions and details, call us at 800-453-9538.

There will be three winners: each will be awarded with an instant credit for use for future purchases of HP and LexJet branded inkjet media and HP Latex Inks:

  • 1st Place – $3000 credit
  • 2nd Place – $2000 credit
  • 3rd Place – $1000 credit

What? You don’t have a Latex Printer yet? If you are curious about this technology and are looking at expanding your print capabilities, you can contact a LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 for more information on the printer and ask about the Start Right Program so you can get in on the Windows, Walls and Doors contest!

Museum Wall Murals Made Simple

Triad Creative Group Produces Wall Murals for a Museum
Triad Creative Group printed historical wall murals on LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl laminated with LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Gloss UV Laminate. Triad applied subtle duotones to the images to complement the general color scheme of each exhibit.


Illustrating history can be tricky, but that’s why you leave it to consummate professionals like Triad Creative Group, Brookfield, Wis., which specializes in producing brilliant displays for museums and trade shows.

Museum Wall MuralTriad Creative Group won the bid to provide graphics for the Wade House Visitors Center and Carriage House shortly after the opening of the 38,000 square foot facility in Greenbush, Wis.

The specifications for the 18 wall murals depicting horse-drawn apparatus and their use throughout history originally called for prints produced with eco-solvent inks. Triad Creative Group took that specification to the next level with the purchase of an HP Designjet L26500 latex inkjet printer from LexJet.

“We had been in conversations with Kara Work [Triad’s LexJet customer specialist] about upgrading to the HP latex printer. I discussed latex-based prints on vinyl as a way to meet the specifications with our designers and this project pushed us toward purchasing the printer. It was such a huge job it virtually paid for the printer,” says John Toth, project manager for Triad Creative Group.

Museum Wall MuralsOnce the printer was selected, installed and ready to go, the next step was choosing the right material.

Toth was looking for something economical, that would image well and would be simple to work with at the installation site. Work recommended LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl laminated with LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Gloss UV Laminate.

“It’s a very nice material; it’s very forgiving on a multi-panel project like this. You need the ability to stick it down and pull it back up, which this allowed us to do with its air-egress liner. The color gamut and imagery looks incredible. All the archived photographs that we scanned and put into use with Simple Flo really popped,” says Toth.

Inkjet Printed Wall MuralsMost of the murals, which ranged from 8′ x 10′ to 12′ x 15′, were applied to wood frames with primed MDF faces offset from the wall, another was applied to Sintra and a few were applied directly to the walls. “The Simple Flo adhered beautifully to all the surfaces. It was also easy to trim, so I was very pleased with how it performed,” says Toth.

Mural application began in February and the rest were installed as the exhibits were finalized throughout the museum, with the final wall mural applied last week. It was essentially a year-long project as plans were made and Triad scanned and touched up the historical photos that would be used.

Donor Wall Graphics
The donor wall consists of LexJet Sunset Velvet Rag SUV applied to 6mm Sintra with 1/4″ glass stood off the image an inch. The glass has second-surface vinyl lettering. The portrait panel is Sunset Velvet Rag applied to Sintra.

“The photos weren’t in great condition, so we had to re-touch them in Photoshop. Depending on the location within the museum, each area has its own color designation. They’re all grayscale images, but a duotone was applied based on the color scheme of the area in which they were installed. The reddish ones, for instance, were tied to a firefighting theme,” explains Toth.

Triad also used LexJet Sunset Velvet Rag SUV for the donor wall that Toth says was a nice complement to the overall project.

“Kara was very helpful with finding the right media for this project. She is awesome, not just from the sales end, but from a technical support aspect. She’s very knowledgeable about media for different applications. She’s always been there for us,” adds Toth.

Vote Early, Vote Often (for LexJet) in the Readers’ Choice Top Product Awards

Best inkjet products of 2012The election season is not quite behind us yet with the announcement today that voting is now open for Wide-Format Imaging magazine’s Readers’ Choice Top Products Awards.

Vote for products that have caused excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to our business over the past year, such as these LexJet products, which have been nominated as 2012 Top Products…

Sunset Fibre Rag 335g was designed for photographers and art reproduction companies looking for the high-end air-dried look and feel on a 100 percent cotton rag base for printing with the latest aqueous inkjet technology from Canon, Epson and HP. It has a subtle gloss finish and a very subtle textured surface with no optical brighteners, though it has a very bright neutral white point.

Sunset Production Matte Canvas was developed as an economical yet high-quality and consistent inkjet-printable canvas for larger production runs. Engineered for the latest inkjet printers, it is a bright-white, water-resistant 100% polyester matte canvas with the look and feel of a traditional 2-over-1 weave for all types of art and décor applications. It also works flawlessly with coatings like LexJet Sunset Gloss Coating and LexJet Sunset Satin Coating, either sprayed or rolled on.

LexJet Poly Select Blockout Fabric is a 14-mil bright-white polyester fabric with a blockout layer that provides 100 percent opacity. Compatible with aqueous and latex inks, the fabric lays flat, minimizing edge curl and making it easy to work with in production. The water-resistant coating provides exceptional imaging quality with a wide color gamut and higher ink saturation for rich, brilliant, eye-catching color.

You can vote from now through Feb. 15 for products in a variety of categories, from wide-format flatbed printers and wide-format media, to laminating equipment, inks, RIP software and scanners. Go to to vote, and keep an eye out for LexJet’s products under the Fabric & Textile and Fine Art categories.

Winners will be announced at the ISA Sign Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, April 3-6, and will be featured in the April issue of Wide-Format Imaging magazine.