We Joined the Printing United Convergence!

Last month, the LexJet team joined our parent company, S-One, to host a comprehensive booth at Printing United in Dallas, with the theme Media Matters. At LexJet, we know how important it is to pair the right media substrate with the right printer for the right job — every time.

This year, SGIA partnered with NAPCO to create Printing United, which celebrated the convergence of printing segments that aren’t so segmented any more. Many printers are expanding their offerings into signage, décor, commercial and packaging.

Squid window graphic demonstration

With this industry-wide convergence going on, some print service providers are struggling with juggling too much, according to industry experts. During the Key Industry Trends and Insights Research Breakfast, SGIA’s Chief Economist Andy Paparozzi discussed pain points for companies that are affecting the bottom line, such as rising wages and benefits costs, shortage of skilled personnel, workflow inefficiencies and cost of materials.

To help PSPs make smarter material purchasing decisions, we showcased a number of innovative, versatile products available exclusively at LexJet, including:

  • Squid, the innovative new self-adhesive textile for window graphics in retail, healthcare, residential and corporate spaces.
  • HP Grip Matte Polymeric Air, a high-tack, aggressive adhesive-backed vinyl for rough surfaces and low-energy plastics.
  • Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas, the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year – Media – Textile – Canvas, along with its Metallic Pearl counterpart.
  • Sunset SUV Fine Art Paper 210g, the new-to-market option for large-volume fine art décor printers looking for a cost-conscious option that also has on-point quality.

If you couldn’t make it to Printing United, you can still experience our booth. Please check out the video below. Our print specialists are also available at 800-453-9538 to answer any of your questions about making smarter materials purchases or focusing on the segments you specialize in.

Just Announced: The Next Generation of Canon imagePROGRAF PRO Series Printers

Canon launched the next generation of the PRO Series printers this week at Printing United in Dallas, Texas. These new large-format solutions offer enhanced productivity, efficiency, and usability over the previous generation of PRO Series printers.

These new printers feature new innovations that will improve the end-user experience, including “first of its kind” intelligent automatic media feeding technology Canon built into these devices. The time saving intelligent media loading system allows the operator to move away after placing the roll in the printer without feeding the roll paper or selecting the media type.

The media is automatically fed and transported over the platen, the multi-sensor built into the printer measures the surface reflectance and media thickness to identify the media type. These two measurements are used together with the database of pre-registered media in the printer and the loaded roll media type is determined by a learning function that uses the printer usage history data.

The new printers are available in both 11-color and 8-color models:

If you are attending Printing United, stop by and visit with your favorite LexJet sales representative at S-One’s booth #6810 to learn more about these new printers.

Discover Media That Matters at Printing United

We are beyond excited for Printing United later this month. This year is sure to be full of exciting trends, new innovations and award-winning ideas. You can find your LexJet favorites in booth #6810. Our focus is on the hand-selected, state-of-the-art media offerings that provide versatility, production excellence, environmental consciousness and cost awareness that allow you to create amazing signage, graphics and more, while balancing your business-building budget.

In booth #6810, you’ll get a hands-on look at several samples, and be sure to check out our installation demos, too. Our team will be standing by to guide you to the right media for any project, from vinyl wall wraps and soft signage displays to elegant retail décor and fine art reproductions, and much more. Our teammates from S-One Labels & Packaging will also be displaying the latest in sustainable packaging materials and specialty coatings for a variety of applications.

Be sure to check out some of our most buzz-worthy media products, including:

  • Squid. This is the new self-adhesive fabric for window displays that everyone is talking about. It’s easy to install and provides an elegant look for retail environments or can add privacy in a corporate setting.
  • HP Adhesive Vinyl & Laminates. The new line of products is changing the game for printers. We’ve added even more products, like HP Grip, with a strong adhesive, and a new cast overlaminate. See them in action!
  • Award-winning Canvas. We’ll be displaying the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year – Media – Textile – Canvas: Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas; as well as last year’s big winner: HP Recycled Satin Canvas, made from 100% recycled water bottles.
  • Fabrics. We’ve got several options here, whether you prefer latex or dye-sub. We’ve got options for a variety of applications, like soft signage, backlit displays, tableskirts, SEG frames and more.

We’ve got Show Specials, too, that you won’t want to miss! See you in Dallas later this month!

Still need a Printing United Expo Pass? Go to THIS LINK and use promo code 76842.

Get Your Free Printing United Expo Pass Today!

If you’re planning on attending Printing United this year, we’ve got you covered with a free Expo pass for the trade show in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 23-25 (a $35 savings). This year’s show brings the best of SGIA together, including wide-format along with textile, commercial and package printing, all under one roof.

To receive your pass, please use promo code 76842 on THIS LINK.

During the show, you’ll see the latest offerings in each of the market segments, and learn about the latest trends, techniques and workflow strategies. You’ll be able to view the 2019 SGIA Product of the Year Awards, which includes Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas, a LexJet exclusive in the U.S.

In booth #6810, you’ll also discover some of the latest advancements and trends on the media that matters for your business today. We’ll feature printed samples of the HP Adhesive Vinyl portfolio, upscale wallcoverings and other décor products, sustainable print material solutions, as well as unique window graphic materials, like Squid.

This year, more than 600 exhibitors will take over 720,000 square feet at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Get your Expo pass and meet us there!

Fredrix Metallic Gold Receives SGIA Product of the Year Award!

We’re excited to announce that Fredrix Metallic Gold Canvas has been named a 2019 SGIA Product of the Year winner in the Media – Textile – Canvas category. This product, along with Fredrix Metallic Pearl, was introduced earlier this year, and is available exclusively in the U.S. through LexJet.

Fredrix introduced this cotton-polyester blend canvas with an elegant gold finish that creates high-quality printed canvas. It’s the first-of-its-kind printable gold canvas with a 2-over-1 weave, specially engineered to create brilliant prints with the latest solvent, eco-solvent and latex inks.

Fredrix Metallic Gold delivers a glamorous, stand-out finish for artwork and signage in high-end retail environments, and looks especially dynamic when printed with black ink. PSPs can create metallic-enhanced canvas wraps that work easily with stretcher bars (such as GOframe) and deliver a consistent, subtle texture that Fredrix Print Canvases are known for.

SGIA’s annual Product of the Year competition is one of the most coveted awards for equipment and materials manufacturers in the U.S. The awards will be featured at Printing United in October, and Fredrix Metallic Gold will be featured in booth #6810.

To learn more about how to use Fredrix Metallic Gold, call a LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.