The LexJet Experience: Bringing Applications to Life

The LexJet Experience was a success! Our open-house showcased equipment, RIP software and media applications for local customers. Representatives were on hand from Canon, EPSON and HP as well as GRAPHTEC, SignComp framing systems, Onyx and ImagePrint.

Set up on the third floor of the Sarasota, Fla. headquarters, the trade show-style event allowed LexJet customers the opportunity to discuss current technology, best practices and innovative applications with the vendors of their choice.

Vince Bejar, LexJet sales representative, had several customers in attendance. “They were excited about the opportunity to visit our office,” he says. “They enjoyed the hospitality and are looking forward to growing with our partnership.”

Timothy Mitchell, the resident expert in all things HP Latex, was available to discuss the best media to use with the latex printers, including his recent review of the new HP Prime Gloss Air GP.

With such an intimate setting, customers spent as much time as they needed with vendors. “I was happy about the way the customers engaged in conversations with everyone,” said HP Partner Business Manager, Frank DeMartino. “They had questions about specific applications for both the latex printers and the Z-series printers, and they wanted to learn more about the vertical trimmer on the Z9+.”

Craig Hellman, Senior Account Manager for Epson, agreed that customers were seeking solutions for unique applications. “There was a lot of interest in dye-sub printing,” Hellman said. “They want to know how to create promotional products, displays, signage and, of course, apparel.”

With Epson’s breadth of products, it wasn’t just the dye-sub applications that piqued their curiosity. “People are very interested in what the SureColor S-Series (solvent) printers can do. They asked about signage and display, but they also want to know about décor printing.”

As the day began winding down, everyone seemed to have the same question: “When are you going to do this again? This was a great learning experience.”

Given the positive feedback we’ve received, we look forward to doing another open house later this year. If you were in attendance, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact your LexJet sales representative at 800-453-9538, leave us a comment here on the blog, or visit our Facebook page.

3-Day Sale: Buy 2 Get 1 Free: LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV

Shop now to take advantage of this buy-2-get-1-free 3-day sale on one of our most popular products: LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV – Gloss (5 mil). Printers and installers love this versatile permanent adhesive vinyl thanks to its economic price and 5-mil thickness that makes it easy to handle for applying to various substrates.

If you’re looking for a multiple-use adhesive vinyl, this 5 mil gloss version is a great solution. LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV – Gloss (5 mil) can be used indoors or out for signs, POP displays, mounted graphics and more. Used outside, this permanent adhesive vinyl will last three to five years.

LexJet Simple Adhesive Vinyl SUV-Gloss (5 mil) Highlights:

* High-quality photographic reproduction
* Gloss finish produces vibrant colors and sharp details
* Permanent adhesive that works with all standard sign substrates
* Outdoor durable for three to five years
* Eco-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable compatible

To order, call your LexJet representative at 800-453-9538 Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 21-23, 2016, before 8 p.m. EST. Next offer date: Dec. 19.

*Exclusions may apply

New Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric ‘Knocks It Out of the Park’

At long last! You’ve been asking for LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric, and it’s fully in stock now. Designed after one of LexJet’s most popular materials, it’s sure to become your go-to option whenever you need a printed graphic applied to a flat surface. It comes in 3-inch cores and is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and latex printers.

The all-new LexJet Solvent Print-N-Stick Fabric has some additional bonuses to its sister product, aqueous-compatible Print-N-Stick. The solvent version has:

LexJet Introduces Versatile New Polypropylene Blockout Media

Polypropylene inkjet media for displaysLexJet introduces two new lay-flat polypropylene inkjet printable materials that have a gray back coat for added opacity: LexJet 11 Mil Blockout PolyGloss and LexJet 11 Mil Blockout Water-Resistant Polypropylene.

Both can be used as a cost-effective alternative to the typical polyester inkjet materials for trade show and in-store point-of-purchase graphics, as well as long-term indoor banners and short-term outdoor banners.

“We already offer a fantastic water-resistant polypropylene, but our customers were looking for something more opaque that wouldn’t allow as much light to shine through the back and detract from their graphics,” says Jeff Leto, LexJet’s product manager. “The great thing about the new blockout polypropylene materials is that you can use them for practically any type of display graphics applications.”

The water-resistant materials have a bright-white inkjet-receptive coating that yields additional color and contrast. LexJet 11 Mil Blockout PolyGloss is compatible with aqueous inkjet printers and LexJet 11 Mil Blockout Water-Resistant Polypropylene is compatible with aqueous and latex inkjet printers.

Both blockout polypropylene materials are available in 24″ x 75′, 36″ x 75′, 42″ x 75′, 50″ x 75′ and 60″ x 75′ rolls. For more information and to order, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538. To find out more about these new blockout polypropylene materials, check out the video embedded below…

Avatrex Transportable Imaging Receives 2012 InterTech Technology Award

Avatrex Transportable Imaging was named as a recipient of a 2012 InterTech Technology Award that judges selected for being truly innovative and for the significant impact the technology is expected to have on the graphic communications industry.

Award winning product for the graphic arts industryAvatrex Transportable Imaging is a thin, multi-layer coating with built-in adhesive and protection properties that can be printed with a variety of print platforms and transported to practically any surface.

Printing Industries of America recently selected 12 technologies to receive a 2012 InterTech Technology Award from a variety of technology nominations ranging from digital presses and related enhancements to a variety of mobile and Web-based software for the printing industry.

“The judges were impressed with Avatrex’s remarkable versatility – it can produce high quality images with most printing processes and bond to virtually any surface,” said Dr. Mark Bohan, vice president, Technology and Research, Printing Industries of America. “The coating technology that underlies Avatrex allows images to be used in ways previously not thought possible.”

Avatrex Transportable Imaging works across a variety of print platforms, including virtually all digital and traditional print methods: offset, flexo, screen printing, inkjet (aqueous, latex, solvent, low-solvent and UV-curable) HP Indigo and dry toner systems.

New technology for the sign and graphics market
Thomas Reprographics used LexJet Infinium, which is based on Avatrex Transportable Imaging technology, to produce these antinqued signs for a restaurant chain. Andrew McConnell of Thomas Reprographics says Infinium's ability to conform to the painted aluminum blanks made the signs look more authentic than a vinyl application.

Some of the commercial printing applications include book covers of all types, packaging and specialty labels. And, since Avatrex Transportable Imaging takes on the color and texture of the substrate, heavily textured or embossed surfaces can now be decorated with full-color, photographic images and graphics.

LexJet Infinium, which was introduced in December of 2011, is based on Avatrex Transportable Imaging technology, and is compatible with latex, solvent and low-solvent wide-format printers.

“Its significance lies in its avatar-like ability to take on the look, color and texture of whatever surface it is applied to, disappear into that surface and essentially become part of that surface, while at the same time be impervious to UV light, water, temperature and contaminants because of its inherent protective layer,” explains Ralph Giammarco, one of the developers of Avatrex Transportable Imaging. “Avatrex is the first technology to address the increasingly customized requirements of the printer.”

Beyond its application and print platform versatility, Avatrex Transportable Imaging is water-based, contains no VOCs, the carrier can be turned over and re-used as a white backer for many applications to minimize waste, and a separate laminate is not required, which cuts down on labor, time, materials and cost.

The InterTech star, a symbol of technological innovation and excellence, will be presented before an audience of industry leaders during the 2012 Premier Print Awards Gala featuring the InterTech Technology Awards and web2awards, Oct. 7, in Chicago, Illinois.

A technology review booklet showcasing all of the entries will be produced and distributed this fall at GRAPH EXPO 2012 and with the September issue of Printing Industries of America—The Magazine; the booklet will also be available at www.printing.org/InterTech.

For more information about Avatrex Transportable Imaging go to www.avatrex.com. And, to find out more about LexJet Infinium, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Rebate Update on Canon, Epson and HP Inkjet Printers

Wide format inkjet printer rebates and specialsCanon, Epson and HP have announced their latest rebates and specials for the month of May. Rebates range up to $10,000 and include mail-in, trade-in and instant rebates. Here’s the scoop…

Canon is offering a variety of rebates on its latest generation of printers include the iPF5100, iPF6300, iPF6350, iPF6300S, iPF8000S, iPF8300, iPF8300S, iPF9000S and the iPF9100, most of which expire on June 30.

Epson’s mail-in and instant rebates expire on May 31, and include the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 K3 Ink, Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition, Stylus Pro 3880 Designer Edition, Stylus Pro 4900 HDR Ink, Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition, Stylus Pro 7890 K3 Ink, Stylus Pro 7890 Designer Edition, Stylus Pro 9700 VM, Stylus Pro 9890 K3 Ink, Stylus Pro 9890 Designer Edition, Stylus Pro 9900 HDR Ink, Stylus Pro 11880 K3 Ink and the Stylus Pro GS6000 solvent printer.

HP is offering cash back for your current qualifying printer when purchasing or leasing a new HP Designjet T790 44″ ePrinter, an HP Designjet T790 44″ PostScript ePrinter, an HP Designjet T1300 44″ PostScript ePrinter, an HP Designjet T2300 PostScript eMFP Printer, an HP Designjet Z6200 42″ Photo Printer or an HP Designjet Z6200 60″ Photo Printer between May 1 and June 30. You can get up to $150 cash back when you add a qualifying HP Care Pack Service to the purchase.

And, with the HP StartRight Program2, you can receive an additional $200 in free HP large-format media when you purchase a qualifying HP Designjet printer (requires a separate claim process from the trade-in program).

If you’re in the market for a latex printer, there’s a trade-in rebate of $6,000 with the HP Designjet L28500 for qualifying 42″-53″ aqueous printers, 30″-53″ solvent/low-solvent printers, or a $10,000 rebate when trading in a 54″ or greater solvent/low-solvent printer.

There are also cash-back rebates available from HP if you’re not trading in a printer. For details on this and all rebates, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.