Join the LexJet Experience in Florida

We’re hosting our second LexJet Experience in our Sarasota, Fla., headquarters on Sept. 24-26. The event will feature tons of ways for print service providers to improve their operation’s workflow and their bottom line!

On Sept. 24-25, join Onyx for a two-day Onyx Color Management Certification Course. You’ll learn the basics of color theory and get hands-on practice creating profiles while mastering color management settings in your RIP. Registration is $350 per attendee, and includes breakfast and lunch.

On Sept 26, we’ll be hosting our LexJet Experience Open House, a free event with industry experts who will answer questions about equipment, software, print media and more. Enjoy special discounts, giveaways and lunch on us!

REGISTER TODAY for the Onyx course, the open house or both!

If you are travelling from out of town, we have arranged a discounted room rate at Art Ovation Hotel in downtown Sarasota for our attendees requiring overnight accommodations.  The rate for our attendees will be $109 per night (single or double) + a discounted resort fee of $15. Limited rooms are available, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Book your group rate for S-One Holdings.

Now Available: EPSON SureColor S-Series Print and Cut Bundles

In the spring, EPSON announced that print and cut bundles would be available for order this summer. If you’ve been patiently waiting since ISA to place your order for the new bundles, the wait is over.

The three full-solution bundles include: 

Instantly save up to $5,000 with rebates on all Print and Cut bundles.

The combination of SureColor printer, Graphtec cutter and Onyx software gives you everything you need to expand your capabilities and create stickers, decals and car wraps, in addition to the signage, graphic arts and décor print projects that you can produce on the Epson S-Series printers.

If you would like more information on the new bundles, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit us at LexJet.com.

New Webinar Alert: ONYX Color Class Added for May

Before you hit the pool or the beach this summer, sign up for these free learning opportunities: Alicia Wallace, a technical instructor with ONYX, discusses print workflow; Pete Wright, Canon’s expert and award-winning photographer discusses the imagePROGRAF PRO-Series printers and applications; John Stevens, HP’s leading Latex specialist discusses the benefits of latex technology. Attend the webinar and receive additional savings with the purchase of a qualified printer. Space is limited, so sign up today.

ONYX Color Webinar: Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, May 16 at 11 a.m. ET. The event will be hosted by Alicia Wallace, ONYX Technical Instructor, to learn how to meet your customers’ color expectations with ONYX 19. SIGN UP NOW

HP Latex Webinar: Join us for a webinar on HP’s Latex printer technology on Monday, May 20, at 11 a.m. ET. When you attend this webinar, you’ll save $1,000 on an HP Latex 315 Print & Cut Bundle or HP Latex 335 Print & Cut Bundle; or save $3,000 on an HP Latex 560 or HP Latex 570. SIGN UP NOW

Canon PRO-Series Webinar: Join us Tuesday, May 21, at 11 a.m. ET to learn about the features of the Canon PRO-Series printers and software, as well as print applications. Attendees will receive an additional 5% off their PRO-Series printer purchase. SIGN UP NOW

Sign up online or call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 for additional information.

Epson Introduces Five New Printers at ISA 2019

Thursday, Epson announced new additions to the SureColor P-Series and S-Series printer families. There will be production versions of the Standard P10000 and P20000:

  • SureColor P10000 Production – 44-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.
  • SureColor P20000 Production – 64-in aqueous printer designed to create high-quality sign and graphics in fast-paced production environments. Perfect for signage, indoor displays and photographic/fine art printing.

What’s different? ONYX RIPcenter, a workflow software that incorporates Adobe Postscript® and is a powerful color management tool is now included.

The new Production printers offer the same 2.6” wide Epson PrecisionCore® MicroTFP printhead as the Standard edition and the Epson UltraChrome® PRO nine-color pigmented ink set will still be available with high-capacity 700 ml ink cartridges which, along with more efficient ink usage, allows for an extremely low cost per print.

These printers will be available to order starting in May.

In addition to the Production P-Series printers, Epson also announced the availability of Print and Cut bundles for the SureColor S-Series.

Available for order in June, these bundles will include an S-Series printer, and FC8600-130 cutter and Onyx software.

The S60600 is one of the fastest production printers on the market and now, combined with the Graphtec cutter and Onyx GamaPrintPro with Onyx CUT-Server, a premium print and cut solution is available.

The S80600 partners photographic image output with a top-of-the-line cutter and Onyx Thrive, to provide color-critical clients a reliable print and cut option.

Ordering details are not available for these new Epson printers, but if you would like more information, please call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538.

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.

Get Double the Mileage with Double-sided Banners

With summer right around the corner, you’re sure to see an uptick in requests for outdoor signage. One way to get a lot of mileage from one piece of media is with double-sided printing. A product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner makes it easy to produce quality graphics on both sides of the media, thanks to an inner opaque layer that won’t let the graphics bleed through or let light show through.

Double-sided banners can work for outdoor signage like pole flags or hanging banners. They can also come in handy for retail signage when you’ve got a lot of two-way foot traffic.

Choose a matte finish to eliminate any glare. Also, opt for a heavier lay-flat banner media that will eliminate curling along the edges and can finished with grommets, rather than folding and sewing the edges, for a clean, easy-to-handle final banner.

Using a substantial, latex- and solvent-compatible product like HP Double-sided Blockout Banner will allow you to print on both sides of one piece of media, rather than having to glue or sew two graphics together. You can line up your graphic to have the same messaging on both sides, or switch it up so passersby get a new message when they’re coming or going.

If you haven’t tried double-sided printing, check out this training video from Onyx, which takes you step-by-step through the process: