When It Comes to Performance, HP Prime Matte Air GP Vinyl Delivers

If you are looking for high-performance adhesive matte vinyl to create indoor or outdoor graphics, HP Prime Matte Air GP delivers rave-worthy results and is compatible with solvent, UV curable and latex printers.

Introduced last year at SGIA, customers have been singing the praises for the new HP Adhesive Vinyl products.

Rick Haines of Dimension Design in Jacksonville, Fla., has been using one of the industry’s leading calendered vinyl for years. “HP set out to create a media capable of matching the performance of a tried-and-true product,” he says. “From my experience, they have done just that.”

Haines says that his team has incorporated the Prime Matte into their everyday use and paired it with HP Matte Polymeric Laminate.  “The results have been as advertised, and we’re very pleased that we can save some money without losing any quality,” he says.

The versatility is why William Roll of Signarama in Dothan, Ala., and his team like the Prime Matte. “My guys love the HP,” he says. “They grab it for every application they can use it on, and they tell me that the air-release component is the best they’ve ever used. It’s been used for interior menu boards at a garage and economical seasonal window displays.”

Are you ready to try HP Prime Matte Air GP? Call a LexJet sales specialist at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

 

Don’t Get Cut Out of this Deal: The Graphtec Mail-in Rebate Ends Soon!

Earlier this month, Graphtec announced a $300 mail-in rebate with the purchase of a wide-format printer and an FC8600-130 (54-in) or an FC8600-160 (64-in). In addition to the mail-in rebate, Graphtec will also extend the warranty for a year, which means a four-year parts and labor warranty for you.

The FC8600 series is a high-performance roll-fed cutting plotter and the ultimate finishing solution for PSPs and others who specialize in graphic arts, indoor and outdoor signage, vehicle decals, tradeshow graphics, etc.

Now is the opportunity to pair a qualified wide-format printer with a Graphtec cutting plotter for improved print and cut workflow.

If you would like to learn more about the Graphtec plotters or find out how to qualify for the rebate, call one of our printer specialists at 800-453-9538 or visit LexJet.com.

Try 1 Roll of LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper at Volume Pricing

We’re excited to announce the new LexJet TRIBUTE Satin Photo Paper 240g, a high-performance, heavyweight paper available at a production price.

With a high-quality photo base that stands up to any other photo paper benchmark on the market, LexJet TRIBUTE is the go-to option, priced right for high-volume printers.

For faster and easier handling, this heavyweight 9.5 mil, resin-coated photo paper dries instantly, making it ideal for nearly any application, from point of sale and signage to trade shows and photo reproduction.

“Once again, LexJet is shaking up the market with the high-quality TRIBUTE photo paper at rock-bottom volume pricing,” says Dean Lambert, LexJet Vice President.

When purchased by the pallet, LexJet TRIBUTE is reduced in price by nearly 30% at $0.20 per square foot (compared to $0.32 per square foot for single rolls).

SALE! For the next 30 days, we’re offering a single roll of TRIBUTE at the pallet price ($0.20/sq ft). Call-in orders only. Give TRIBUTE a try* by calling LexJet today at 800-453-9538 and learn more about this new aqueous-compatible photo paper.

*Offer valid until Oct. 14, 2017; while supplies last; one roll per customer

Clinging to Creativity: Whole Foods Raises the Bar on In-Store Décor

Known for its creative and colorful signage, Whole Foods’ South Region has a four-person team of artists dedicated to the creation of innovative décor. Anyone who has visited one of their locations is familiar with the vibrant, modern signs and advertisements. And with its in-house printing facilities, this store is an enthusiastic customer of both the LexJet Promo-Point Window Cling and Decals.

jar labels“The teams love them,” says graphic artist Whitney Harlos at the Chapel Hill location, “They’re perfect for patches on signage for when the artist isn’t here, custom signage on glass and mirrored fixtures, chalkboard materials of all sizes, and low-temp coolers.”

New Lower Price on Our Upgraded Self-Adhesive Photo Paper

Got a great looking photo that needs adhesive? Try our one-step, next-generation LexJet Production Satin Photo Paper PSA, that’s better than ever for posters, signage, packaging mock ups and more.

With this newly re-launched self-adhesive product, you get lots of benefits, such as:

  • New, lower price
  • Backed with a one-step permanent adhesive, so you save time, money and material
  • More durable and thicker paper that’s easier to work with
  • Archival-quality pH-neutral and acid-free paper
  • Excellent white point with higher opacity for true photographic images
Try LexJet Production Satin Photo Paper PSA for product packaging mock ups.
Try LexJet Production Satin Photo Paper PSA for product packaging mock ups.

It is ideal for producing true photographic images that can be easily applied to any substrate, like a poster board, PVC, foam boards, aluminum or even mock-up packaging for design prototypes. The satin photo surface is engineered to dry instantly with both dye and pigmented aqueous inks. If necessary, it may also be used with either thermal or cold laminates.

Plus, your permanently mounted graphics will feature color-rich, detailed photography.

The new LexJet Production Satin Photo Paper PSA is available in 36-, 42- and 60-inch rolls with 3-inch cores; compatible with aqueous printers.

Let’s Drive: Identity and Privacy with Perforated Window Graphics

LexJet Perforated Vinyl

When Legacy Nissan in London, Ky., built its new showroom a few years back one of the primary design features was glass. Visibility is crucial for car dealers; they want people to see what they’re selling inside.

The only problem with that visibility is, well, visibility. The upstairs conference room above the showroom offers no privacy. The owner of the dealership looked into glass walls with dimmers so they could “tint” the windows for privacy on the fly, but that proved to be too cost-prohibitive.

LexJet Perforated VinylThe solution was perforated window vinyl, which allows you to see out of the windows, but not in. Plus, it offers additional branding, also crucial to car dealers who want to cement their identity, showcase a particular car, or both, at the point of sale.

Legacy Nissan’s Missy Reid turned to LexJet, and the dealership’s personal customer specialist Brian Wilson, for help with the project. Reid says she ordered the wrong type and wrong size of perforated window vinyl the first time around: it was designed for solvent printers (she has an aqueous Epson Stylus Pro 9900) and it was too wide. Wilson promptly set her up with 36″-wide (to fit her printer) LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl (70/30).

“He knows I’m very green working with this material, so he took care of me and steered me in the right direction because that can be an expensive mistake to make. Brian took the guesswork out of it for me,” says Reid. “We’re thrilled with the print quality and it’s holding up nicely. When the customer walks into the showroom, it’s front and center with the car and the logo. This printer is brand new and this was the first time I worked with the perforated vinyl. We’ve been exploring other ways we can use it and we’re finding a lot of different applications.”

The graphics were printed and applied in three different sections: the door, the logo and the image of the Nissan 370Z. The graphics were applied vertically on the door in one panel (34″ x 84 1/4″) after the hardware had been taken off, and the other windows were applied horizontally in two 36″ x 155″ panels and one 16″ x 155″ panel.

“We basically chalked it up and wallpapered it on. We have a team of people who work with window tint and decals anyway, so they’re experienced with that. They didn’t have any trouble at all; everything is aligned and it’s pretty perfect,” says Reid. “We approved the new logo in March, and the conference room canvas is helping us show it off. This is helpful because it provides an inexpensive way to achieve some high-impact wow factor, even though we’re slowly phasing it in everywhere else. It’s much more fiscally and environmentally responsible to launch a visual identity with a display like this than to throw away several thousand license plates and dealer decals.”

Perforated Vinyl on a Windshield
“Eyebrows” for the Nissan Altima printed on LexJet Perforated Vinyl (70/30) touting the Altima’s award for Best Retained Value by Edmunds.

Reid adds that she’s been using the printer for event signage, showroom windows and window stickers at the top of the windshields for what are called “eyebrows.”

“The Altima won an award from Edmunds for Best Retained Value and we put that on every Altima. Because you can see out through it, you don’t even notice it when you’re driving it, so it doesn’t hinder the test driver’s visibility,” says Reid.

Reid adds that they plan a much larger window wrap for Legacy Nissan’s used car building. “We’ll wrap that top to bottom as well because it has a lot of windows,” she says.