Get a Darkroom Look with Sunset Fibre Elite

Most photographers today love the idea of creating the perfect image on an inkjet printer but miss the look and feel of images brought to life in the darkrooms of the past.

Some photographers may not know that they can have the best of both worlds with Sunset Fibre Elite 285g. You get the beautiful reminiscent of hours developing film, but without the worry of just the slightest bit of light ruining your perfect capture.

Sunset Fibre Elite 285g is a fiber-based paper with an extra smooth and glossy look designed for color and black-and-white photo reproductions of the highest caliber.

Dennis Hammon PhotographyProfessional photographer and PPA affiliate juror Dennis Hammon spent 35-years working in dark rooms. He loves the look and feel of Sunset Fibre Elite. “I’ve always had a darkroom, and the Fibre Elite mimics some of the papers I used way back when; that’s why I’m drawn to it,” he says. “The feel, the texture, the luster of it and how it holds the tooth of the image for me. We have other papers, but that’s the only thing I put my work on.”

Sunset Fibre Elite delivers the wide color gamut required for fine-art photography, photo restoration work, and more.

Dennis Hammon PhotographyHammon, who works closely with his wife, Cheri – also a professional photographer – says it’s what sets his images apart from others. “We’re selling a lot of the fine art, and the Fibre Elite is the look I want. It’s different from everybody else’s images they’re trying to sell. We’re trying to set ourselves apart with the quality and look of the paper.”

The next time you want that throwback darkroom look for your work, try printing with Sunset Fibre Elite 285g. Buy it online, or give one of our printing specialists a call at 800-453-9538, and they’ll be happy to help.

Getting Started with In-House Printing: The Advantages, Challenges & Lessons Learned

So, you’re thinking about bringing wide-format printing in-house? With today’s print technologies and the outstanding quality they offer, it’s hard to resist the many benefits of bringing wide-format printing in-house. Plus, wide-format printing is in demand now more than ever.

Even with the tremendous growth of online digital content, wide-format print will always remain relevant as we live in a world where every product or brand attempts to garner more attention than the next.  But are there any pitfalls in bringing wide-format printing in-house?  Let’s look at whether printing in-house with wide-format is right for you.

Advantages of bringing wide-format printing in-house:

Capabilities – Printing wide-format in-house can open a plethora of opportunities depending on what your wants and needs are. In-house print operators running wide-format printers can produce everything from product packaging, proofing, retail/point-of-purchase signage to fine-art reproduction just to name a few.

Great Pricing on Canon Printers at LexJet in 2015

Canon iPF Inkjet PrintersCanon printers are on sale to start the New Year at LexJet with reduced pricing that makes it easy to upgrade or add a new printer in 2015, especially since they’re virtually plug-and-play.

Here are the sale prices on Canon wide format inkjet printers. Click on the product names for details about each printer:

To find out more and to help identify the right printer for your business, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Ring in the New Year with HP Rebates and Promotions at LexJet

HP Latex Inkjet Printer

Kick off the New Year right with a new HP Designjet or Latex printer. HP is offering a number of New Year incentives to get you going…

First, HP is offering a $6,000 instant rebate on the HP Latex 280 good through Jan. 31, plus $1,000 off with the Designjet Loyalty promotion (see below) for the HP Latex 310 and HP Latex 330 (not available for the HP Latex 360 or HP Latex 280).

Designjet Loyalty
HP has extended the HP Designjet Loyalty promotion through March 31. You can get $1,000 cash back when you trade-in your old HP Designjet 5000 and 5500 series printer and purchase or lease a qualifying new HP Designjet Z6800 60-inch Photo Production Printer, HP Designjet Z6600 60-inch Production Printer, HP Designjet Z6200 42-inch Photo Production Printer, HP Designjet Z5400 44-inch PostScript® ePrinter, HP Designjet Z5200 44-inch Photo Printer, HP Latex 310 Printer or HP Latex 330 Printer.

To take advantage of the HP Designjet Loyalty promotion, you must return your trade-in printer (not just the board), and HP will pay for the return shipping.

Cash In & Trade Up
Through Jan. 31, get up to $2,500 cash back when you purchase or lease an eligible HP Designjet printer, which include the HP Designjet T1500 36-inch ePrinter, HP Designjet T1500 36-inch PostScript ePrinter and HP Designjet T3500 36-inch Production eMFP.

Printers eligible for trade-in include any Canon, ENCAD, Epson, KIP, OCE, Seiko, Ricoh or Xerox 36-in or greater technical, graphics or LED printer, MFP or copier and HP large-format printers listed on program chart.

For more information about eligible HP Designjet printers and those eligible for trade-in, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Designjet T Series Instant Rebates
The following instant rebates are good through Jan. 31…

For more information, and to find the printer that’s right for your business, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538.

New Year Rebates from Epson of up to $3,000

Epson Wide Format Printer

Epson announced today a variety of instant and mail-in rebates on its Epson Stylus Pro and SureColor wide format inkjet printers, as well as Buy Three, Get One Free mail-in rebate on rolls of Epson Signature Worthy Exhibition Canvas, all of which are available through LexJet.

Epson instant and mail-in rebates are good through Feb. 28, unless otherwise noted…

Epson Stylus Pro Instant Rebates
Epson Stylus Pro 11880: $2,000

Epson Stylus Pro 9900 Standard Edition: $1,000

Epson Stylus Pro 7900 Standard Edition: $750

Epson Stylus Pro 9890 Designer Edition: $1,000

Epson Stylus Pro 9890 Standard Edition: $1,000

Epson Stylus Pro 7890 Designer Edition: $750

Epson Stylus Pro 7890 Standard Edition: $750

Epson Stylus Pro Mail-In Rebates
Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Standard Edition: $200 (good through Jan. 31)

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition: $250

Epson Stylus Pro 3880 Designer Edition: $150

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Standard Edition: $150

Epson Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition: $300

Epson SureColor Instant Rebates
Epson SureColor S30670 PE: $2,500

Epson SureColor S50670 PE or HD: $3,000

Epson SureColor S70670 PE or HD: $3,000

Epson SureColor Mail-In Rebates
Epson SureColor S30670 PE: Free 1 Year Extended Warranty with printer purchase

Epson SureColor S50670 PE or HD: Free 1 Year Extended Warranty with printer purchase

Epson SureColor S70670 PE or HD: Free 1 Year Extended Warranty with printer purchase

Epson SureColor T-Series Instant Rebates
Epson SureColor T7000: $2,000

Epson SureColor T3270: $500

Epson SureColor T5270/T5270D: $750

Epson SureColor T7270/T72070D: $1,000

Epson SureLab D3000: $2,000

Buy Three, Get One Free
Buy three rolls of qualifying Epson Signature Worthy Exhibition Canvas and get a rebate for the cost of one roll, good through March 31. Qualifying Epson Exhibition Canvas includes: Exhibition Canvas Matte, Exhibition Canvas Natural Matte, Exhibition Canvas Satin, Exhibition Canvas Natural Satin, Exhibition Canvas Gloss and Exhibition Canvas Natural Gloss.

For details and to cash in on these rebates, call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538. To learn more about Epson Stylus Pro Printers, including how to set up and use the printers,click here. For a series of setup and workflow videos that detail Epson’s SureColor S Series Printers, click here. And, for a video overview of Epson’s T-Series printers, click here.

Canon iPF6400SE on Sale at LexJet for only $1,499

Canon iPF6400SE on SaleFor a limited time only, you can pick up the Canon iPF6400SE 24″ Printer for almost $1,000 off the list price at LexJet. Regularly $2,495, the new printer is now available for $1,499 at LexJet.

You can call a LexJet printer specialist at 800-453-9538 or order it at lexjet.com. Click here to find out more about the printer and to add it to your cart. In addition to a great sales price, you get free shipping and free and unlimited product and technical support during and after the sale.

The printer is designed for retail display and poster printing and includes a variety of features designed for efficiency and ease of use. Using the fast printing mode, the iPF SE Series can print an A1/D sized poster on coated paper in about one minute.

The compact body design offers a small footprint, and the hot-swap ink tanks allow the inks to be changed while a job is in progress without stopping the print job.

An operator assistance function can also be set up on the device to provide messages that notify the user of needed routine services to help limit interruptions during print jobs.

The SE Series offers an Economy Printing Mode that decreases ink consumption. In this mode, overall color density is reduced to help cut ink consumption by up to 50 percent compared to the Standard mode.

The Canon Printer Driver provides a free layout (nesting) feature, allowing various print jobs to be placed on one sheet of media.

The SE Series also features PosterArtist Lite, which allows users to access pre-designed templates, royalty-free images, clipart, backgrounds, frames, text graphics, an image correction function that automatically corrects image colors, and a Cut Out function to remove selected areas of an image. A full version of PosterArtist is available for purchase, which includes additional pre-designed materials and advanced features such as Auto Design, Variable Printing, Design Check, Ambient Light Correction and Advanced Image Editing.

The Canon Printer Driver includes a new poster print setting, and Direct Print & Share, which offers cloud-based sharing capabilities, and several other management tools to help enhance set up and efficiency such as the Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager helps track printing costs and includes a Media Configuration Tool for the quick and easy update of media information. Operating applications such as Print Plug-in for Microsoft Office Suite are also included.

Canon’s newly developed six-color ink system utilizes LUCIA EX features the traditional Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black and Matte Black inks, along with Red ink, which Canon says expands the color gamut beyond Canon’s imagePROGRAF eight-color models in the yellow to red regions to help produce vibrant, eye-catching posters.

Through Canon’s nozzle design, one printhead delivers six colors through six channels providing output from 15,360 individual nozzles. The LUCIA EX pigment ink system also helps ensure durable colors and scratch resistance for posters, retail graphics and other applications.