HP Durable Backlit Fabric and SEG Frame – A Perfect Pair

When it comes to attention-grabbing backlit graphics, standing out from the crowd is paramount. For years, backlit graphics were printed on a polyester film and then placed in a framed light box. Even with advances in printer and media technology, most are still done that way today.

Enter the innovative combination of HP Durable Backlit Fabric and SEG frames. Combined with Keder tape, this option offers a quick solution that helps you light up any tradeshow graphic, POP/retail, even offer a new take on decorative art. The Durable Backlit fabric is lightweight and easily rolled, saving you time and money in shipping, while also reducing the potential for damaged graphics during transit.

The soft signage market is gaining momentum, as advertisers are looking for new ways to gain attention in a digital age. With people sharing cool and unique applications on social media, producing share-worthy graphics is a new challenge facing the industry. The opportunity to create unique applications is endless with HP Durable Backlit Fabric. With crisp, sharp lines and a brilliant color gamut, your graphics will look more like art than advertising.

For additional information and applications, call 800-453-9538 to speak with a LexJet sales rep or visit lexjet.com to purchase HP Durable Backlit Fabric today.

How EnduraFab™ Can Help You Break Into New Markets

If you’re looking for new revenue streams — and who isn’t? — consider how the latex-compatible EnduraFab™ Textiles product line can help you reach new customers or expand the services you provide to your current clients.

The key to selling printable fabrics to your customers is focusing on the benefits of these products and how their versatility and ease of use can help your customers achieve their project goals. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits your customers will love:

Lightweight and easy to transport: Since they are fabric, EnduraFab™ products are much lighter weight than vinyl and can easily be folded and carried without creases and wrinkles, making it a great option for trade shows or traveling exhibits.

Durability: These 100% polyester warp knit fabrics are specially treated with a proprietary coating that makes them latex-compatible while still maintaining a nice hand feel. With latex technology, the images have great longevity and color reproduction that lasts. These fabrics have also passed wash testing as well under normal wash cycle conditions.

Versatility: EnduraFab™ products can be finished in a number of ways — stitched to create pole pockets, finished with silicone edging for framing or simply trimmed with scissors for short-term signage that doesn’t fray along the edges.

Knowing this, where can you attract new customers? Consider retail shop owners who like the elegant drape of a fabric sign, versus a vinyl banner that looks like it belongs outdoors. EnduraFab™ Frontlit is a great option for soft signage or tableskirts. Also, many retail outlets prefer SEG frames that can be easily swapped out. EnduraFab™ Stretch finished with Keder Tape or a gel edging is so easy to use that any retail staff person could make a sign switch in a matter of minutes.

Think about facilities where fire retardant properties are important, such as schools, malls and healthcare centersEnduraFab™ Frontlit FREnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier FR and EnduraFab™ Stretch FR all meet the flammability standard for NFPA 701, 2015 Edition (Test 1, Small Scale) and require heat set for desired print durability.

SEG-framed EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier is a great option for modern, clean office or home décor that’s heavier weight and resistant to scratches and scuffs. Check out the video below to watch EnduraFab in action as a dramatic spa décor art piece.

Now at LexJet: HP Durable Backlit Fabric for Soft Signage & More

For unique and trend-setting backlit applications, your clients will love HP Durable Backlit Fabric with its soft, organic look and lightweight, easy-to-install handling. Help them create the popular “soft-look” display with this cost-effective, durable and recyclable fabric.

HP’s ColorPRO Technology provides enhanced image quality and offers more ways to optimize your latex technology investment.

Product Highlights:

  • Durable
  • Recyclable
  • Flame-resistant and REACH compliant
  • Lightweight, easy to transport with reduced shipping costs
  • Prints sharp, fine detail comparable to paper or polyester
  • Easy to install in SEG backlit frames

For more information about how HP Durable Backlit Fabric can help you grow your business, call your LexJet print specialist at 800-453-9538.

Printers Prefer the Latex Fabric EnduraFab™ Textiles. Here’s Why!

When EnduraFab™ Textiles hit the market last year, the line of fabrics was one of the first latex-compatible options available to the industry. Throughout the year, print service providers have told us that EnduraFab™ not only offered a much-needed latex solution in the market, but it also outperforms its competitors.

Pop up trade show display printed on EnduraFab™ Stretch at TPM, Inc.

We caught up with Dustin Batson, the Color Lab division manager at TPM, Inc. in Greenville, S.C., where his team produces a wide variety of event displays, banner stands, site signage, interior décor printing and more. The market demand has changed in recent years, he says, to soft signage, rather than rigid display boards that were used in the past.

“We use EnduraFab™ Stretch for trade show pop ups and the EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier for all of our backdrops,” Batson says. “There’s less cost in shipping, and easy changability with SEG panels — you just simply pull out the insert from the frame and replace it. For trade shows, it makes more sense and is less cumbersome.”

For Eduardo Aceves Hernandez, electronic publishing specialist at the Document Solutions department at the University of Texas at Austin, the ease of travel with EnduraFab™ is a huge win. “People kept asking for things they could fold and take to conferences,” Hernandez says. “In response, we shopped around, and EnduraFab™ was the solution. Customers have been really happy so far.”

Hernandez prints EnduraFab™ on an HP Latex 360 64-inch printer for his university customers, which include everyone from the athletic department to school administrators who need event signage, trade show displays, thesis exhibits and banners. When these items were printed on vinyl media, they had to be rolled up and shipped or carried in tubes to avoid creasing — “they were really a hassle to carry on a plane,” he says.

A fabric poster printed on EnduraFab™ at the University of Texas at Austin

EnduraFab™, however, can be folded and stowed in a suitcase. “It just hangs really well, and displays well,” Hernandez says. “And it’s not going to crinkle. So you get simplicity with good quality.”

Batson says the ease of use is definitely a bonus, and the print quality is strong, too. “It holds very vibrant color,” Batson says. “And the color tends to hold better and you get less crocking than other materials.”

Finishing EnduraFab™ is easier and more reliable, too, Hernandez says. “With thicker fabrics, fraying was an issue,” he says. EnduraFab™ finishes so cleanly, he says they don’t have to sew the edges. “We even mounted one graphic to a foam board and it looked good, too.”

The EnduraFab™ Textiles line is available exclusively through LexJet, and includes six options in a variety of sizes:

  • EnduraFab™ Frontlit: Lightweight fabric with excellent drape for table skirts, SEG frames and soft signage.
  • EnduraFab™ Frontlit FR: Frontlit fabric that meet the flammability standard for NFPA 701, 2015 Edition (Test 1, Small Scale) and require heat set for desired print durability.
  • EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier: Heavyweight fabric for retail signs, SEG frames and indoor banners.
  • EnduraFab™ Frontlit Premier FR: Frontlit Premier fabric that meet the flammability standard for NFPA 701, 2015 Edition (Test 1, Small Scale) and require heat set for desired print durability.
  • EnduraFab™ Stretch: Lightweight fabric with one-directional stretch, providing installation flexibility and ease particularly for SEG frames and geometric trade show displays.
  • EnduraFab™ Stretch FR: Stretch fabric that meet the flammability standard for NFPA 701, 2015 Edition (Test 1, Small Scale) and require heat set for desired print durability.

Don’t Miss: 5 New Product Demos at SGIA Expo

We’re gearing up for another exciting trade show at SGIA Expo in New Orleans Oct. 10-12 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In LexJet’s booth #745, you’ll discover all new, real-world product applications for residential decor; restaurant ambiance, signage and menus; and retail wallcoverings, banners and POP graphics.

You won’t want to miss the live demos to learn fast and easy techniques to make serving your customers more efficient than ever. Our experts will demonstrate the following solutions:

We’ll also have an army of equipment in action, including Epson’s SureColor dye-sub and solvent printers, an HP Latex 560, the latest Canon PRO-Series printer, a Geo Knight heat press and Graphtec cutter — all with special savings opportunities!

Speaking of savings, don’t forget to ask about our show specials while you there.

You still have time to register to get a free Expo pass, courtesy of LexJet. Go HERE to get your free SGIA Expo pass today. Click “I don’t have an SGIA Company ID” to get access to the LexJet-sponsored pass.

We look forward to seeing you at SGIA Expo in New Orleans!

A Easier Way to Apply Textiles to SEG Frames

Our partners at Banner Ups have discovered an easy way to finish textiles in silicone edge graphics (SEG) frames, with the new LexJet Adhesive Backed SEG Keder Tape. This aggressive peel-and-stick adhesive makes SEG frame finishing less complicated, with no sewing, heating or additional equipment required (and the staff to run it)!

The application of Keder Tape is quick: Just peel off the release liner to expose the adhesive; stick Keder Tape onto the fabric; tuck the taped fabric into the SEG frame, and press it into place for a taught, secure finish. We had great results using Keder Tape with EnduraFab Textiles as well as HP Light Fabric. This product has gone through extensive testing and demonstrated long-term durability needed for single-use SEG frames.

Insider tip: Since the tape is repositionable before your firmly adhere it, place it lightly on the back of the graphic and align it to the frame. Reposition it if needed without damaging the graphic (another benefit of not sewing it). Once it’s positioned correctly, firmly press the adhesive onto the textile, and then place it into the frame.

For more details, download this Keder Tape Instructions flyer and call a LexJet representative to learn more about textile printing and finishing.