Elevating the Special Event Experience with Elevator Graphics

Elevator Graphics by Presentation Graphics

Brooklyn-based Presentation Graphics‘ reputation for quality work precedes it. The large-format boutique prints for a range of applications and venues, and is well known for its museum-quality special event and exhibit imaging.

That’s why the Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan recommended Presentation Graphics to someone who was renting the museum for a party and wanted their logos on the three sets of elevator doors.

Presentation Graphics made a relatively simple job even easier, choosing LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric for the six banks of elevators on three floors.

“We’ve had great experience using LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric and thought it would be perfect for quick application and removal,” explains Eli Weingarten of Presentation Graphics. “It worked beautifully and the client loved it.”

The graphics were printed on the company’s Canon iPF9400 60″ wide-format inkjet printer, applied in one piece across the doors, spliced in the middle of the doors and wrapped around the edges. With Print-N-Stick’s removable adhesive the graphics were quickly removed with no residue after the event ended.

Epson T-Series Printers: Speed, Accuracy and Versatility

Epson SureColor T-Series Inkjet Printer

Make print production easier, faster, more versatile and more profitable with Epson’s new SureColor T-Series printers from LexJet. Epson’s latest generation of technical printers are plug-and-play and easy to use, with simple, four-color operation.

Technical Inkjet PrintingYou’ll save time and money while you realize super-accurate production of the most demanding fine-line printing for blueprints, architectural drawings and plotting at the fastest speeds available in their class. The Epson T-Series is capable of accurately plotting minimum line widths as thin as 0.018 mm.

With resolutions of up to 2880 x 1440 dpi, the Epson T-Series also delivers application versatility so you can print brilliant, durable posters, photos, presentation graphics, and promotional and point-of-sale displays.

In addition to a range of compatible print media – including bond papers, archival films and premium photo papers – the thick media print path handles rigid media up to 1.5mm thick.

Other valuable features include:

  • New dual-role models (the 36″ SureColor T5270D and 44″ T7270D) include a high-capacity catch basket for quick retrieval and reduced sorting time
  • Roll and sheet feeder available in 24″, 36″ and 44″ widths
  • Horizontal output basket for enhanced output stacking
  • Optional 36″ multifunction scanner enables PC-free full-color scan and copy capabilities up to 36″ wide
  • Optional expansion modules (Adobe Postscript 3 hardware engine and internal 320 GB printer server)

The printers include:

The SureColor T3270 is a 24″ single-roll printer with print speeds of up to 660 square feet per hour and a retail price of $2,995.

The SureColor T5270 is a 36″ single-roll printer with print speeds of up to 740 square feet per hour and a list price of $3,995.

The SureColor T7270 is a 44″ single-roll printer with print speeds of up to 780 square feet per hour and a retail price of $4,995.

The SureColor T5270D is a 36″ dual-roll printer with print speeds of up to 740 square feet per hour and a retail price of $5,995.

The SureColor T7270D is a 44″ dual-roll printer with print speeds of up to 780 square feet per hour and a retail price of $6,995.

To find out more, and for help selecting the right printer for your workflow and market, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538. And, for a video overview of the SureColor T-Series printers, click here.

Video: Berea Printing Reviews LexJet Poly Select Blockout Fabric

When Phil Crawford, production manager for Berea Printing, Berea, Ohio, finds a product that helps his company, he shares his finds with others through his YouTube channel, The Promo Video. Crawford recently reviewed Sunset Production Gloss Canvas SUV, which we featured here at the LexJet Blog.

LexJet Poly Select Blockout FabricCrawford’s latest review focuses on a blockout fabric compatible with aqueous and latex printers: LexJet Poly Select Blockout Fabric.

The timing of the review couldn’t be better since the blockout fabric is on sale until this Saturday, Oct. 4 for 35 percent off. Crawford’s review provides a closer look at the various features of the product, including a fairly severe water test to check the fabric’s water resistance.

“We were looking for a new print material for our HP Latex 25500 Printer because we’re working on a campaign to appeal to what they call live event shows. It’s a program we put together for these events, seminars and presentations where we print everything they need, from flyers and business cards to posters and banners,” explains Crawford. “We had a request for a cloth banner because other banner materials were too heavy and they creased. I talked to Erin Kcmar at LexJet and she recommended the Poly Select Blockout Fabric. We’ll switch to this material because we think it will also work for general display applications. This is more versatile and something that’s easy to work with that I don’t have to fight with.”

Check out the video, and call a LexJet printing specialist at 800-453-9538 to take advantage of the sale on LexJet Poly Select Blockout Fabric before it ends on October 4.

Remembering the Holocaust and its Survivors at a Special United Nations Exhibit

Holocaust Remembrance Graphics by Presentation Graphics

Hersh and Eli Weingarten, owners of Presentation Graphics in Brooklyn (and father and son, respectively), have a very personal connection to the Holocaust. Hersh’s parents (Eli’s grandparents) survived the Holocaust, as well as Eli’s grandparents on his mother’s side.

Moreover, Hersh’s parents were saved from the most notorious Nazi death camps by Schindler’s famous list. So it was a great honor for the Weingartens to be involved in the creation of a new exhibit commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day at United Nations headquarters, sponsored this year by March of the Living International.

March of the Living Exhibit by Presentation GraphicsThe exhibit focuses on the lives of those who survived the Holocaust, juxtaposing images from the Holocaust with recent photos and stories from survivors. One of the display panels, for instance, shows a photo of the barracks at Buchenwald concentration camp. Elie Wiesel, who would survive and go on to win a Nobel Peace Prize, is pictured in the second row from the bottom, seventh from the left, along with a more recent photo of Wiesel that stands off from the barracks photo (click on the photo to the right for a larger version).

“January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day; it’s the day when the Russians liberated Auschwitz. The UN always has some exhibit during this time connected to the Holocaust, and this year they gave the exhibit to March of the Living,” explains Eli. “We got involved with March of the Living through a designer we know in charge of the exhibit. It was a great project to work on, but this exhibit had a personal meaning to us as well.”

March of the Living ExhibitThough they had a strong personal connection to the exhibit, the Weingartens and the Presentation Graphics team put the same heart and soul they put into every print project. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in April, Presentation Graphics is described by Hersh as a “large-format boutique that’s very customized and builds very close relations with our customers.”

And this was a very customized exhibit that required a lot of attention to detail. Working closely with the designer, Presentation Graphics used LexJet 8 Mil Production Satin Photo Paper, laminated with LexJet Performance Matte Vinyl Laminate (3 Mil) to seal the images mounted on half-inch black boards that make up the bulk of the display.

UN Exhibit GraphicsSilicone-edge graphics were printed on a silk poplin material and used for the larger pieces in the center of the exhibit walls. Much of this was backed with LexJet Print-N-Stick Fabric applied to the walls of the exhibit to act as a background.

Eli estimates that they printed about 90 different pieces of varying sizes applied to five different walls that all came together into a cohesive whole.

“We consulted with Kara Work, our LexJet rep, on what to use, and she recommended a clear matte laminate, which we found to have superb quality and a beautiful look. For the walls, the UN was concerned about graphics leaving behind a residue and damaging the walls because they had a bad experience in the past, which is why Kara recommended Print-N-Stick,” says Eli. “The fabric look is classy and has a matte finish, which was important to us because we didn’t want the glare from the lights to detract from the message. The UN was happy with the Print-N-Stick solution because it was easy to move around during installation, and when they remove it in a month it won’t leave any residue or damage the walls.”

The exhibit officially opened on Jan. 28 with a reception featuring Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Ron Prosser, as the keynote speaker, and runs through the end of this month.

Three New Display Hardware Options from LexJet

Coyle Studios uses the Giant Mosquito Retractable Banner Stand for various displays and self promotion, printed on 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque Display Film.
Coyle Studios uses the Giant Mosquito Retractable Banner Stand for various displays and self promotion, printed on 6.5 Mil Gloss Opaque Display Film.

If you’re looking for new and different ways to display your graphics, LexJet has just introduced three new display hardware options to help differentiate your work and bring additional sales and profit through your doors…

Giant Mosquito Retractable Banner Stand: Functional, reliable and economical, this retractable banner stand features an adjustable graphic height of 68″ to 122″, a 35.5″ width, an anodized silver base, a swivel-out front, snap-top graphic rail, and a heavy-duty weighted stands. It comes standard with a basic carry bag and a 90-day warranty.

Quickstand Kit: As the name implies, it sets up quickly at a standard graphic height of 78.5″ and width of 31.5″,  and includes anodized silver or black base options, a swivel-out front, snap-top graphic rail and a three-piece bungee pole. The Quickstand comes as a kit, which includes a Mosquito 800 banner stand, banner stand case and a Lumina 12-C banner stand light to shed light on the graphics.

LexJet Promo-Point Floor Sign Mounts: Ideal for displaying either single- or double-sided point-of-sale promotions and graphics, these floor mounts can hold any sign board up to 36″ wide that supports its own weight and up to 1″ thick.

For more information about these new display hardware options, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Easy Photo Application on Boards with New Adhesive Backed Photo Paper

With LexJet’s new Production Satin Photo PSA you can eliminate steps, and save time, materials and money. Rather than apply a mounting adhesive to the back of the paper, apply LexJet Production Satin Photo PSA directly to the board with an adhesive on the back of the paper that will stick to different substrates, like PVC, foam boards and aluminum.

“It’s the best material for photographic applications to board,” says Eli Weingarten, Presentation Graphics, Brooklyn, N.Y. “We’ve always had a hard time with adhesive-backed materials that curl, but this paper applies easily, it has a great finish and our customers like it. It’s an excellent paper.”

Compatible with aqueous inkjet printer and formulated to take advantage of the wide color gamut provided by the latest generation of Canon, Epson and HP printers, LexJet Production Satin Photo PSA is a resin-coated archival paper that ensures longer lasting images that won’t yellow over time. It’s engineered to dry instantly with both dye and pigmented aqueous ink and can be laminated with either thermal or cold laminates.