Tip of the Week: The Trick to Banner Stand Success

When it comes to creating great-looking banner stands, LexJet product expert Jeff Leto tells us that the key is knowing the environment it will be used in.

If used outdoors, it’s essential to keep in mind the changes in temperatures throughout the day, he says. As temperatures rise and fall, banner stand materials can expand and contract, which can create unsightly, messing-looking curling.

Check out this week’s tip video above to learn the best types of banner stand materials that are compatible with latex printing technology. For instance, LexJet 8Mil PolyGloss is a dimensionally stable option that won’t expand or contract in the elements and produces excellent photo quality with a glossy finish.

You can also hop over to our Latex Application page to learn all the different ways latex-printable media can be used.

Tip of the Week: Wall Murals

One of the easiest ways to transform a space is to install a wall mural. You can create beautiful displays of any kind in your home, office, or retail space. Turn any image into a one-of-a-kind wall mural for an exhibit, special event, or just to decorate.

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There is a huge variety of materials that you can choose from when deciding on your wall mural: embossed vinyl, smooth vinyl, PVC-free wallpaper, or fabrics. Once you choose the proper material, deciding on the permanence will determine how difficult installation will be. If the graphic is permanent, the wall mural will require a wallpaper paste used with a vinyl or wet strength paper. This is best used for high traffic areas to ensure durability of the graphic.

However, if you’re looking for a more temporary graphic, give LexJet Print-N-Stick a try. Print-N-Stick is a great, temporary way to decorate your space. Installation is easy since Print-N-Stick isn’t permanent. This allows you to align, smooth out, and remove as much as you’d like. The Print-N-Stick will stay on the wall as long as needed.

The final tip to know about wall murals is learning about Type I or Type II certified material. These certifications have to do with stain resistance and fire retardance. Just remember that once ink is put onto the material, it changes the rating. Make sure the solution used is Type I or Type II certified with latex inks. Feel free to ask your LexJet print expert any questions you have about wall mural installations.

Tip of the Week: How to Install Perforated Vinyl on Windows


ljtotw-fbLooking for a way to turn ordinary windows into prime advertising space? This video illustrates how easy it is to install LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl with a 70/30 perforation pattern.

With this tip, we show you how to install and trim the perforated vinyl to perfect, exact sizing in an inset window. We recommend laminating this vinyl with a pressure-sensitive laminate, such as LexJet Optically Clear Cast Gloss Laminate to protect the integrity of your print.

LexJet Aqueous Perforated Vinyl is compatible with thermal and piezo inkjet printers using water-based dye and pigment-based inks. Questions? Give us a call at 800-453-9538.