Intro to Décor Printing: You Already Have What You Need to Begin

Today, we’re kicking off a blog series on how on-demand printers and anyone offering wide-format printing services can jump into an exciting new market within the industry: Décor printing.

Chances are you’ve heard about the booming customizable décor printing opportunities in our industry. With the advances in substrates and printer technology, offering your customers more ways to create one-of-a-kind projects for residential or commercial spaces has become more accessible than ever.

It’s also likely your customers are starting to make requests for projects like wall murals, canvas wraps, floor graphics, customized window screens and even lampshades. In other words, if you can print it, they can decorate with it!

Vote for Your Favorite (LexJet) Products in the Readers’ Choice Top Product Awards

Vote for the top products in the graphics industryWide-Format Imaging magazine announced today that readers and subscribers to the magazine can vote for the Readers’ Choice Top Product Awards, starting tomorrow (a.k.a., Dec. 14) through Jan. 27, 2012.

Go to vote for the products that have caused the most excitement in the industry and have been a valuable asset to wide-format print service providers’ (PSPs) businesses over the last year. Hint: LexJet’s products, which were nominated in the following categories…

From wide-format flatbed printers and wide-format media, to laminating equipment to inks, RIP software and scanners, Wide-Format Imaging’s Top Products Awards will recognize the products that are doing the most for a PSP’s bottom line.

The nominated products were submitted by manufacturers from Nov. 15 through Dec. 12 and then supplemented by products received by the magazine in 2011. Winners will be announced at the International Sign Expo in Orlando, March 22-24, and featured in the March issue of Wide-Format Imaging magazine.

Banner Stand and Brochure Holder Profit Center

Printing a banner with a holder for brochuresLexJet customer specialist Michael Clementi recently approached me with a fantastic idea for local businesses, like real estate agencies, that pass out collateral materials – brochures and sales sheets – as a matter of course.

Michael explains: “Our customers are always looking for new ways to make money with their printers. The Expand BrochureHolder banner stand is perfect for going after local real estate companies. The banner stands have a lifetime warranty and you can rent or sell them outright, adjusting the price accordingly.

“If you rent them to a realtor who’s holding open houses for, say, $40 a day, then you only have to rent it three times to show a profit on the stand, not to mention the money you make printing the graphics.

“I recommend LexJet TOUGHcoat Water-Resistant Polypropylene, one of LexJet’s Opaque Display Films (5.5 Mil Matte, 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque or 10 Mil Opaque), Water-Resistant Satin Cloth, or one of our new Poly Select fabrics for an elegant, flowing look.”

Thanks Michael… And if you’re looking for good ideas to build business and the best products to do it with, contact Michael or any LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.