LexJet - 10/8/2012
LexJet's Contract as a Preferred Print Shop Supplier for MillerCoors Extended
LexJet's selection as an approved and preferred print shop supplier to the MillerCoors distributor network extended through March 15, 2017.
LexJet, a nationwide developer, manufacturer, and distributor of digital-printing equipment, inkjet materials, and software, had its contract
extended to be a preferred print shop supplier for MillerCoors distributor print shops through 2017.
The ongoing agreement with Distributors Solutions LLC (DSI), Golden, Colo., runs through March 15, 2017. LexJet's contract was renewed based
on its service, support, pricing, product breadth and on-time product delivery to the MillerCoors distribution network.
In July 2007, DSI signed an exclusive agreement with Coors (now MillerCoors) to negotiate and manage preferred supplier programs on behalf of
the distributor network in a wide range of categories, including office supplies with Office Depot, a cell phone program with Verizon Wireless and
AT&T, an updated fleet program with GM, Chrysler, and Ford, and the print shop supplies program with LexJet, among others.
Since the print shop supply program was initiated in late 2007, more than 400 distributors have actively participated in the LexJet/DSI Preferred
Print Shop Supplier program, including some of the largest beverage distributors in the nation, such as Reyes Holdings, Coors Distributing Center,
Superior Beverage, United Distributors, Glazers, Manhattan Beer Distributors, Mesa Beverage Company, Cone Distributing, Crest Beverage,
Origilio Beverage, RMC Distributing, The Beer Company, and DeCrescente Distributing Company.
According to Ali Comeaux, General Manager, Distributors Solutions LLC, LexJet was chosen as a preferred vendor "based on LexJet's
competitive pricing, its record of outstanding customer service, and its enthusiasm for the program."
LexJet's custom program includes free and unlimited product and technical support, a flexible printer-financing program for aqueous, solvent, latex
and UV-curable wide-format printers, free educational resources - which include the bi-monthly eNewsletter, POS Express - and a Web portal that
allows program participants to view their orders and product history, track shipments, and access technical data sheets, product specifications,
ICC profiles, application education and information, and more.
"DSI has been a great partner and we are honored that they continue to see the value LexJet brings to MillerCoors distributors through the five-
year extension of our contract," says Jason Metnick, LexJet vice president. "We will continue to bring value to the network and, most importantly,
find new and innovative ways for our distributor customers to drive more sales at the point of sale."
LexJet's state-of-the-art distribution and tracking system allows timely delivery - including same-day and one-day delivery - through its nationwide
distribution network. LexJet account specialists have access to real-time stock levels at all locations, and products can be tracked by participants
24/7 at lexjet.com.
"Our relationship with LexJet has been extremely beneficial and worthwhile. LexJet has lowered our costs and sped up product delivery times,
while providing a wider selection of high-quality products, which is everything I'm looking for in a supplier," says Mike Duka, graphic designer for
United Distributors, Atlanta. "Whenever we have any questions or concerns LexJet is always there for us, whether it's product information or
troubleshooting any issues we may have in production."
LexJet - 9/27/2012
LexJet Introduces Versatile New Polypropylene Blockout Media
LexJet introduces two new lay-flat polypropylene inkjet printable materials that have a gray back coat for additional opacity: LexJet 11 Mil
Blockout PolyGloss and LexJet 11 Mil Blockout Water-Resistant Polypropylene.
Both can be used as a cost-effective alternative to the typical polyester inkjet materials for trade show and in-store point-of-purchase graphics, as
well as long-term indoor banners and short-term outdoor banners.
"We already offer a fantastic water-resistant polypropylene, but our customers were looking for something more opaque," says Jeff Leto, LexJet's
product manager. "The great thing about the new blockout polypropylene materials is that they're economical and you can use them for
practically any type of display graphics applications."
The water-resistant materials have a bright-white inkjet-receptive coating that yields additional color and contrast. LexJet 11 Mil Blockout
PolyGloss is compatible with aqueous inkjet printers and LexJet 11 Mil Blockout Water-Resistant Polypropylene is compatible with aqueous and
latex inkjet printers.
Both blockout polypropylene materials are available in 24" x 75', 36" x 75', 42" x 75', 50" x 75' and 60" x 75' rolls. For more information and to
order, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.
LexJet - 8/30/2012
LexJet Hosts New Technology Demonstrations this Fall
LexJet's New Technology Demonstrations at the company's Sarasota, Fla. headquarters feature the latest printer, inkjet hardware and finishing
LexJet will host New Technology Demonstrations throughout the fall at the company's headquarters and Demo Center in Sarasota, Fla.
The Technology Demonstrations will feature a sneak peek at the easyFrame, a semi-automatic canvas wrap machine that produces up to 45
finished canvas wraps per hour, plus the latest inkjet hardware, media and finishing technology on the market.
Other demonstration opportunities include the latest printer models from Canon, Epson and HP, as well as GBC laminating and binding equipment.
The easyFrame will be available for demonstrations through Oct. 1, but you're welcome to visit any time after that as well to see all the new
printers, inkjet media and finishing equipment at LexJet's Demo Center and headquarters office.
Contact a LexJet customer specialist to set up a personalized New Technology Demonstration at 800-453-9538.
A personal customer specialist will also create a custom itinerary with more specific times to better fit your schedule, plus directions, things to do in
Sarasota (one of the best beaches in the world at Siesta Key) and whatever else you may need to make the most of your trip.
LexJet - 6/14/2012
LexJet Now Carries GBC Laminating and Binding Supplies and Equipment
GBC's extensive line of laminating and binding products for the wide format, government, corporate in-house, commercial and photography
printing markets now available at LexJet.
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.
"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 lexjet.com.
LexJet - 4/26/2012
LexJet Acquires On a Roll Color Imaging
On a Roll Color Imaging customers now have access to LexJet's extensive and varied digital imaging product line following LexJet's acquisition of
the Orange, Calif.-based company earlier this month.
"We were able to move over to LexJet's Sunset Select Matte Canvas from On a Roll's canvas and there were no problems with the switch; we're
very happy with LexJet," says Lou Fiore of Speedway Custom Photo Lab in Daytona Beach, Fla. "We also get a high level of service and support
from LexJet, plus product delivery we can count on. LexJet tells me when I'm going to get my products and I get them the day they were
promised, and it's usually the next day."
All shipping, product and customer logistics have been transitioned to LexJet and built into its technology infrastructure to ensure no interruption in
service to On a Roll Color Imaging customers, who, like all LexJet customers, can expect the following:
· Personal support: LexJet customers always speak with a person who can help them between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET. Moreover,
customers who call in will not be on hold for more than ten seconds or have to navigate through frustrating and seemingly infinite phone trees
· Products plus: LexJet customers have access to thousands of products that address the entire inkjet-printing workflow and are designed to build
their business, all with unlimited and free technical and product support from personally-assigned customer specialists
· Nationwide shipping: LexJet customers receive products quickly from its nationwide delivery network at a flat rate of $9.99 for every order, every
time, no matter how large the order
"Our number-one priority - whether it's bringing On a Roll Color Imaging's customers on board, working with a new customer or an existing
customer - is to ensure the best possible experience for each customer," says Pete Petersen, LexJet CIO. "An integral component of that is our
continual investment in technology systems so that it's as easy as possible for our customers to get what they need. With fewer hassles and
unwanted surprises in the process, they can focus on developing their core business."
LexJet - 2/29/2012
LexJet's 2012 Product Reference Guide Now Available
Imaging and wide format inkjet print professionals can source new products and explore new applications with LexJet's new year-round resource,
the 2012 Product Reference Guide.
LexJet customers have recently received the LexJet 2012 Product Reference Guide in the mail, which details a wide range of inkjet-printable
media, laminates, backers, adhesives, printers and inks from LexJet, Canon, Epson, HP, Hahnemuhle and other leading manufacturers. The year-
round product reference source is also available as a PDF and can be mailed by request for free at a sign-up page on LexJet's website.
"The Product Reference Guide I received last year was what drove me to LexJet in the first place. It's nicely laid out and easy to browse, with
pictures of printed applications using the different materials and all the specifications and pricing information we need as we work on new
projects," says Rick Hillbrand, owner of Cottrell Printing in Centennial, Colo.
The 40-page guide includes specifications, application ideas and pricing on:
LexJet, LexJet Sunset, Hahnemuhle and EPSON aqueous media
Sunset Stretcher Bars, Sunset Pro Photo Albums and Sunset and ClearStar coatings
LexJet, General Formulations and HP solvent, latex and UV-curable media
LexJet laminates, adhesives and backers
Canon, Epson, HP and LexJet inks
Canon, Epson and HP printers
"When we developed the content for this year's Product Reference Guide our number one goal was to provide LexJet customers with much more
than a simple catalog. It is designed to help our customers not only find the right product for their project, but to help them drive additional sales,"
says LexJet product manager Dione Metnick.
LexJet products come with a 30-Day Money-Back Satisfaction Guarantee and $9.99 flat-rate shipping from a nationwide network of distribution
centers to ensure quick, economical product delivery. LexJet customers also receive free, unlimited and personal product support.
LexJet - 12/16/2011
LexJet Launches the Industry's First Fully Transportable Graphic
LexJet Infinium is a print medium, laminate and adhesive, all in one conformable material.
LexJet has introduced the industry's first fully transportable graphic, Infinium, a print medium with laminate and adhesive built into one conformable
material. LexJet Infinium – which is compatible with low-solvent, solvent, latex and UV-curable printers – can be applied to virtually any surface,
including irregular surfaces and curves, using heat, water or a primer.
"Fully transportable means that, with Infinium, you can print the same material with the same image on the same printer for use in multiple
applications," says Jeff Leto, LexJet product manager. "This conformable material gives you the ability to take the graphic anywhere you want
onto virtually any substrate and image it."
Infinium is not a paper, it's not a film and it's not a transfer material. It's a clear material you reverse print and apply face down on the substrate with
either water, heat or a primer, depending on the application and whether it's a temporary or permanent graphic. Click here to see how it works at
LexJet's YouTube channel.
"There is a lot of potential with this product, because in the past you had to print to a substrate, laminate it and apply it, and you sometimes had to
use a number of different substrates for one project. With Infinium, it's one step, one material and one process," says David Kurniawan, owner of
Maryland Signs and Graphics in Towson, Md., who runs Infinium on his HP L25500 latex printer. "We can use it on all types of substrates and
surfaces, including rough surfaces, which helps us use fewer materials for a lot of different applications."
Manufactured with water-based chemistries, LexJet Infinium is a sustainable material that has no VOCs and is PVC-free. And, since it includes
print, adhesive and laminate qualities in one material it reduces waste and production steps. LexJet Infinium is compatible with most commonly
used post-print processes, including laser cutting, routing and thermoforming without distorting the graphic.
LexJet Infinium is available in Gloss and Matte versions in 25", 36", 42", 50" and 54" widths and 75-foot roll lengths. Like all LexJet products it
comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee and super-fast, $9.99 flat rate shipping from LexJet's nationwide network of distribution centers. For
more information, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.
LexJet - 12/8/2011
LexJet Offers Repositionable 60/40 Film for Window Graphics
LexJet FaceMount Perforated Window Grip is an easy-to-use, repositionable, inside-facing-out window graphics solution.
LexJet now offers FaceMount Perforated Window Grip, a 60/40 perforated film (60 percent printable area, 40 percent open area pattern) that
makes inside window applications even easier. The film has a unique low-tack grip adhesive that's repositionable and easy to remove with little to
no residue after it's removed.
You print to the window grip adhesive, which has an ink-receptive coating, and apply the graphic to the inside of the window with the adhesive
and image facing out. The polyester liner ensures a smooth application since it helps prevent the film from tunneling and curling during installation.
"Our customers have been asking for a see-through window film that they can apply to the inside of the window. In some areas of the country
restrictive sign codes do not allow you to apply graphics to the outside of the window, plus you get extra protection when the graphic is applied
inside the window," says Dione Metnick, LexJet product manager. "With FaceMount Perforated Window Grip installers have the additional bonus
of a repositionable adhesive that makes application a breeze."
Once the film is applied it will stick to the glass for up to a year. The 60/40 perforation pattern provides image quality and clarity when viewed from
the outside and is see-through from the inside looking out.
LexJet FaceMount Perforated Window Grip is designed only for use with low-solvent and solvent printers and is available in 54? x 82' and 27? x
12' rolls. For more information and to order, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.
LexJet is a one-stop, direct source for all kinds of equipment, materials, and software used to digitally print photographs, art and commercial
graphics. Dedicated to total convenience and personal customer service, LexJet provides one-day ground delivery to most of the continental
United States, telephone and on-line ordering, highly trained account specialists, free and unlimited product and technical support, and extensive
LexJet - 9/20/2011
LexJet Announces $9.99 Flat Shipping Rate for Everyone North of the Rio Grande
LexJet's $9.99 flat rate shipping from its Nationwide Deliver Network is for everyone, every time, all the time, no matter how large the order.
LexJet is now providing a flat shipping rate of $9.99 for all of its customers in the United States and Canada, including Alaska and Hawaii. That
rate includes UPS Ground, FedEx Ground, standard LTL and standard courier shipments. The new shipping policy is effective immediately.
"After discussing shipping with our customer specialists, it was obvious that we needed to meet our customers' demand for a simple, consistent
and inexpensive shipping policy," said John Lane, LexJet vice president. "When you're trying to get print orders out the door, the last thing you
want to deal with is shipping and the costs associated with it."
No matter how large the order the $9.99 flat rate will apply, and printer shipments from LexJet are still free. Orders will continue to go out the same
day and arrive quickly from one of LexJet's 15 nationwide distribution centers.
"I always get fast and inexpensive shipping from LexJet, and I have a very good customer service rep, Ashley Franco, who can answer any
question I have," says Jeff Jackowiak of Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
LexJet recently added five distribution centers to its Nationwide Delivery Network in July, providing one-day ground delivery to 90 percent of the
lower 48 states and 98 of the top 100 major metropolitan areas.
LexJet's $9.99 flat shipping rate, its expanded distribution network and recent upgrades to its logistics network have all been implemented to
make doing business with LexJet easier and free up time for crucial day-to-day service and support. LexJet customer specialists provide free and
unlimited product and technical support as well as valuable consultation to help customers streamline their processes and build their business.
Contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538 with any questions about the new shipping policy, to order and take advantage of the
$9.99 flat shipping rate, or if you need help with anything. Also, click here for a list of distribution centers, their locations, cut-off times and
LexJet - 8/24/2010
LexJet Simple MTS Adhesive Bonds Graphics to Rough Surfaces
Rolling out the latest product in their Simple Adhesive Vinyls line, LexJet has announced new Simple MTS Adhesive Vinyl for Multi-Textured
Surfaces. Engineered to meet the challenges of applying temporary advertising graphics and wraps to rough surfaces, Simple MTS Adhesive Vinyl
is a 3.5-mil, bright white, opaque matte vinyl backed by a 2-mil high-performance aggressive adhesive.
According to LexJet product line manager Dione Metnick, the new self-adhesive vinyl is designed for a range of difficult installation scenarios
involving rough textured surfaces. “This adhesive has been formulated to facilitate the posting of temporary advertising graphics and wraps on
rough-textured concrete walls, construction barriers, vending machines, and other surfaces that don’t form a secure bond with conventional
removable adhesives,” explains Metnick. “However, we also find that it works well for more permanent installations, such as product identification
labels and industrial safety signage.”
As is the case with the other media in the LexJet’s Simple product line, Simple MTS Adhesive Vinyl is compatible with low-solvent, solvent and UV-
curable ink systems. It offers a bright white surface that produces superior, high contract graphics reproduction.
The opacity of the vinyl material hides existing wall markings and its durability resists most scuffing, tearing, and abrasion. On the other hand, the
adhesive can be easily removed for up to a year, but will secure graphics in place for up to five years.
According to Craig Tucker, owner of Avid Digital in Lake Forrest, CA, Simple MTS was the ideal solution for posting racing graphics on a concrete
wall at the Long Beach Grand Prix. “The color was great, the graphics were easy to install, and they removed easily without any residue left
behind,” adds Tucker. “The customer was very happy and commented that the graphics looked as if they were painted on the concrete.”
LexJet Simple adhesive vinyls make it easy for graphic producers to save money without sacrificing quality. All LexJet Simple products are backed
by a 30-day, money-back guarantee and are available for fast, economical delivery from LexJet’s nationwide network of distribution centers. For
more information and to order, contact a LexJet account specialist at 800-453-9538.
LexJet - 5/21/2010
LexJet Releases Sunset Photo Metallic Paper for Inkjet Printing
Photographers, artists, and graphic designers can use this paper with pro-model inkjet printers in their studios
to create stunningly beautiful prints for exhibitions, retail displays, wedding and portrait clients, and fine art.
Until now, metallic photo prints could only be produced with expensive, chemical photo-processing
equipment used by labs.
May, 2010-Sarasota, Fla. —LexJet, a nationwide supplier of professional model inkjet printers and high-quality
papers and canvas for inkjet photo and fine-art printing, has introduced Sunset Photo Metallic paper for
inkjet photo printing. The paper enables users of pro-model, pigment-ink photo printers to produce prints with
a distinctively luxurious and radiant sheen.
Until now, metallic photo papers were available only from labs that used traditional chemical photo-processing
equipment. With Sunset Photo Metallic paper, creative professionals can use their in-studio inkjet printers to
retain total creative control over how their final prints will look By bringing new levels of dimensionality and
richness to the look of inkjet photo prints, LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic paper expands the range of creative
options for professional photographers, artists, graphic designers, photo labs, and commercial printing
companies who print images for exhibitions, competitions, retail and museum displays, and wedding and
“LexJet ‘s Sunset Photo Metallic is the paper I’ve been waiting for,” says photographer Jack Johnson. “I’ve
made a number of prints of my landscape photos, and everyone who has seen them has commented on
their feeling of depth and luminosity. I can’t wait to print more images on this paper!”
LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic is a 10-mil, 255g premium paper with an instant-dry, scratch-resistant
ink-receptive coating. The paper is compatible with the pigment inks used in the latest generations of
pro-model aqueous-ink printers from Canon, Epson, and HP. The unique look of the prints comes from a
combination of a lustrous sheen in the base paper and the high-gloss reflective finish of the print surface.
The paper is available in three sheet sizes (8.5 x 11, 17 x 22 in., and 13 x 19 in.) and five roll widths (10 in.,
17 in., 24 in., 36 in., and 44 in.).
“LexJet is so excited about the creative possibilities of this paper that we will be conducting a Shine On! Print
Competition this summer,” says LexJet product manager Alex Ried. “The individuals who submit the best
images printed on LexJet Sunset Photo Metallic paper can qualify to win a brand-new 24-in. printer, one of
three Apple iPads, or LexJet gift certificates worth up to $750.”