Sunset Velvet Rag and Sunset Select Canvas Win ‘Hot One’ Awards

Two products in LexJet’s Sunset portfolio of materials for professional-quality fine-art and photographic printing have received 2010 Hot Awards from Professional Photographer Magazine.  The two products chosen as “Hot Ones” in the Inkjet Media category are Sunset Velvet Rag 315g and Sunset Select Matte Canvas.

LexJet’s award-winning products are among 57 Hot Ones chosen from the 260 entries submitted by 122 companies. The awards were selected by 52 independent, practicing professional photographers who were selected for their expertise and knowledge. They made their selections based on overall quality, innovation, design, performance, and value for the price.

“The winners of the 2010 Hot One Awards represent ‘the pro’s choice’ of new photographic products,” says Jeff Kent, Hot One Awards editor for Professional Photographer. “This isn’t some scientific analysis conducted by a bunch of clinicians in lab coats, but a poll of real pros working in the real world. The result is a list of worthy winners that help make professional photography easier, more creative and more efficient.”

Like all products in LexJet’s  Sunset product line, Sunset Velvet Rag and Sunset Select Matte Canvas were designed to deliver superb print quality, particularly with the wide-gamut pigment inksets used in today’s pro-model printers from Epson, Canon, and HP.

Sunset Velvet Rag 315g is a 100% cotton-rag, OBA-free, neutral-white paper with a slightly textured surface that resembles art papers used with traditional etching presses.

Sunset Select Matte Canvas is a water-resistant, poly-cotton blend canvas with an unsurpassed white point and a pH-neutral, acid-free inkjet coating that allows for greater consistency from print to print. An improved version of this popular canvas was introduced at the end of 2009, with a coating designed to deliver a greater Dmax and wider color gamut.

“This isn’t the first time Sunset products have received Hot One Awards,” noted product manager Alex Ried. “We are deeply honored every time a panel of professional photographers selects a Sunset product for this prestigious award.”