Plug, Play and Save Big with Replacement Toner Cartridges for OKI Printers

Replacement toner cartridges for laser printersOne of the biggest (if not the biggest) expense in the print shop is ink and toner. Saving here can make a big dent in the overall cost of production, which is why LexJet recently introduced replacement toner cartridges for the OKI C9650, OKI C9600 and C9800 laser printers.

The replacement toner cartridges provide a savings of more than 60 percent (up to $300) on each cartridge. The replacement cartridges are plug-and-play and provide the same great color with no adjustments.

“We’ve been using the replacement cartridges for the past few months and they’ve been working great,” says Jaymon Swanson, production manager for M & M Distributing in Salt Lake City. Swanson adds that the print shop has realized significant cost savings with no hitch in production or image quality.

M & M has an OKI C9650 and uses it for a variety of small-format point-of-sale pieces like menus, table tents and other smaller displays printed on LexJet Promo-Point media for laser printers.

For more information about LexJet Replacement Toner for OKI laser printers, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: A Small-Format Laminating Time-Saver

Laminating small stuff, like menu boards and table tents, can be a real pain. Just ask Chuck Black, print shop manager for the Coors Distribution Center (CDC) in Denver.

I recently caught up with Black while he was laminating a run of about 1,500 11×17 signs for CDC accounts. The signs, printed on an OKI laser printer, are troubleshooting procedures for each account to follow regarding kegs and whatnot, and what to do if there are problems before calling in for service.

It’s not the most exciting project to come through the print shop, but it has to be done and they all have to be laminated. Fortunately, what would have previously taken a full day or two to run through the CDC’s larger laminator now takes relatively no time at all.

Earlier this year the CDC purchased a small-format GBC laminator, the HeatSeal Sprint 950, which eliminates the hassle of trimming out each piece individually: you feed the printed sheets (usually up to 30, depending on the thickness of the media) and, voila, a laminated piece with a nice 1/8″ border encapsulating each one.

“We got the laminator to save time trimming everything down. All the small-format media we laminated was going through our 38” laminator, and especially when we were doing hundreds of sheets at a time it would just take forever,” says Black. “Since we got the laminator we’ve easily saved 40 to 50 hours of labor time. You just load your paper and you can pretty much walk away from it.”

Black estimates that about 10 percent of the work that goes through the OKI is laminated. Though it’s a relatively small percentage of the small-format printing, it really adds up and was a real time-killer before the acquisition of the laminator.

Black normally uses the 3 mil laminate designed for the GBC laminator, which comes in various roll sizes and is 11″ wide. He switches to the 5 mil version for signs that need a little more substance to them, either for a higher-end look or so they can stand on their own in a tabletop holder.

“You can set the laminator to 11 inches wide and however long you want each piece to be laminated; we usually set it at 11×17. But if you had a roll of 11-inch paper you could laminate a length up to 200 feet,” explains Black. “We’ve printed two per sheet so afterwards I can use my industrial cutter, line everything up and do two or three chops at once and go through the entire stack.”

For more information about GBC laminates and laminators available at LexJet, contact a customer service specialist at 800-453-9538. To find out more about the laminator and how it works, check out the video embedded below…

LexJet Now Carries GBC Laminating and Binding Supplies and Equipment

General Binding Corporation (GBC) has selected LexJet as a reseller of its laminating and binding products. Professionals in the wide format, government, corporate in-house, commercial and photography printing markets now have access to GBC’s full line of products at LexJet, including laminates and coatings, mounting adhesives, laminators, backers and binding equipment and supplies.

Laminates, laminators and binding equipment and supplies“GBC’s products are an excellent complement to our wide-format inkjet product line, and allow our customers who have binding operations to access everything they need from one source,” says John Lane, LexJet vice president. “Companies and imaging professionals that use GBC products also have access to our Nationwide Delivery Network for one-day shipping to most of the contiguous U.S., free and unlimited product and technical support and the thousands of other products we carry.”

More than 450 GBC products will be available at LexJet, including GBC’s popular Arctic and Octiva laminates and adhesives for large format printing. LexJet is hiring and training additional customer specialists to ensure the company keeps its Customer Service Promise to provide the best customer experience in the industry.

“Our focus is on our customers, and while that may be a cliché, we put that into practice by providing each of our customer specialists with in-depth, hands-on training so they can troubleshoot practically any situation,” says Jeff Leto, LexJet product manager. “Plus, we spend a lot of time with ongoing training to make sure our customers are not only getting the support they need, but the best product and product combination recommendations that will save them time and money.”

GBC products are in the process of being stocked throughout LexJet’s Nationwide Delivery Network for purchase by phone or online at For more information about GBC’s product line at LexJet and the availability of specific products, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538. 

Value Add: Three Sided Table Tents for Point of Sale

Three sided table tents for tabletop point of sale promotionsLexJet has introduced Promo-Point 3 Sided Vertical Table Tents for laser printers. The new table tents are designed to differentiate your tabletop promotions in the market. Every little competitive advantage you can get helps better position your brands.

The table tents come in 12″ x 18″ sheets with a perforation down the middle so you can print three-sided table tents two at a time. Each image panel, full bleed, is 4″ x 6″ with about that much white space left over for folding.

Once printed, simply fold along the scores and stick the tab into the slots provided… No taping, no fussing, no mussing; just print, fold and go. The matte cardstock provides an excellent imaging surface for graphics that pop when printed.

Promo-Point 3 Sided Vertical Table Tents come in boxes of 250 sheets and are available for quick delivery from LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers. And, don’t forget to bundle your order with LexJet’s extensive line of Promo-Point small format laser media and accessories and LexJet wide format inkjet media.

For more information, and help with anything you need, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.

NBWA 2011: Find out What’s New in Point of Sale Printing at LexJet’s Booth

Point of sale printingThe National Beer Wholesaler Association’s annual convention is right around the corner, tapping into Caesars Palace in Vegas Oct. 16-19. In addition to a keg full of education, from maximizing social media to demographics and industry trends, LexJet will be on the convention floor showcasing the latest in point of sale printing.

Stop by booth 920 where you’ll see the latest large-format and small-format printing technologies, try out new tracking software to boost your advertising and promotion production efficiencies, and find out about economical ways to get your message to market quickly and effectively.

LexJet customer specialists will be on hand to answer your questions and reveal the methods they’ve used to help hundreds of beer distributors across the country make an impact at the point of sale in their markets. Also, be sure to ask about show-only specials on inkjet printers and printable materials so you can get a head start on dominating your market.

If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment, call 800-453-9538 and ask for a specialist in LexJet’s bottling group. For more information about the NBWA Annual Convention, seminars, exhibitors, travel and hotel, go to