Now Available: Stock & Roll for Easier Media Storage

Free up space in your shop and make storing and moving media rolls easier than ever with the new Stock & Roll media storage station, now available at LexJet. This compact, lightweight storage system not only saves space, but keeps rolls better organized and free from dirt.

If you’re at SGIA this week, swing by LexJet booth #745 to see Stock & Roll in action.

With this innovation, made in France, you’ll have a compact and secure way to store up to six rolls of varying heights with 2- or 3-inch cores. Because rolls are locked into place and elevated on a platform, you won’t have to worry rolls falling over or getting dirty, which will save you money, over time. While the station can handle lots of heavy-weight rolls, it is still easy to transport with six high-performance wheels with a lightweight base that’s just 2-feet in diameter.

Stock & Roll can also be used at trade shows to house media rolls or even wall paper samples, as pictured above. Create a dynamic trade show display with multiple Stock & Roll units.

SGIA Special: Free shipping available through Oct. 31, 2017.

For LexJet, ISA Sign Expo Truly Was a Really Big Show

We’ve heard a lot of big numbers being thrown around about this year’s ISA International Sign Expo. This year’s attendance topped 20,044, which is the largest crowd for ISA in 10 years, and the largest that the Orlando show has ever seen.

LexJet was one of 600 exhibitors in the 200,000-square-foot trade show floor. Also, our 50-foot-by-24-foot carnival themed wall graphic, complete with Ferris wheel and roller coaster printed on LexJet Simple Flo Wrap Vinyl, was the largest mural ever displayed inside the ISA show.

Trade Show Displays Built for the Long Haul by Graphicolor Exhibits

Durable trade show exhibits
Graphicolor Exhibits (, Livonia, Mich., produced this colorful, durable trade show pop-up display with LexJet Matte Light Block Polyester (12 Mil) and LexJet Elite Textured Coex Laminate (5 Mil).

The secret to creating successful trade show displays that bring customers back for more is durability. After all, as Glenn Braasch, production manager for Graphicolor Exhibits in Livonia, Mich., points out, you can’t control what happens to a display once it leaves your shop.

“We were always looking for something to help ensure that our customers weren’t coming back to replace panels that failed,” says Braasch.

The combination Braasch found to work with the company’s Mutoh mild solvent printer was LexJet Matte Light Block Polyester (12 Mil) laminated with LexJet Elite Textured Coex Laminate (5 Mil).

“We love this stuff. One of the benefits is the white point, which contributes to better color reproduction, but mainly it’s the durability of the 12-mil film with the overlaminate,” explains Braasch. “This combination helped us realize the goal of reducing the amount of re-prints.”

The display pictured here has six center panels and two end caps. For the end caps, Braasch used LexJet Matte Light Block Polyester (7 Mil) with the 5-mil laminate. The thinner material makes it easier to wrap the tight curves of the end caps.

“On any kind of pop up we use the 12-mil polyester with the 5-mil overlam; that seems to be a good thickness for roll-able pop-up panels. When we produce other displays, like retractable banner stands, we use the 7-mil printable material,” says Braasch.

These combinations strike a nice balance: not too thick, not too thin. Braasch uses a standard panel trimmer on a 4×8 table that has a clamping system. “It’s not anything special or secret; it just seems to trim nice, which may also have to do with the fact that we keep the total thickness of panel down so we don’t have to cut it with more than one pass.”