JVH February 2015 Newsletter

the latest in large-format inkjet printers and media
Epson industry leading F-Series Dye Sublimation Printers
Epson Surecolor F-Series have reinvented the dye sublimation transfer printer.  These new units are 100% Epson hardware, firmware, inks, transfer paper, and most importantly, 100% Epson service and support.  The printers are ideal for transferring high-end photo images to metal plates, cloth/soft goods, plastic materials for the outdoor recreation industry, as well as a myriad of other substrates for production and marketing purposes.  The image quality is stunning, the color gamut/brightness/D-max is eye-popping, and the durability is impressive.  The combination of these traits is unapproachable with any other printing technology.

Most large-format dye sub printers have been various older model aqueous printers with a variety of third party ink gunk run through them.  Typically these printer "systems" were not designed for dye sub inks.  Needless to say, many of these third party hodgepods have problems over the long run with heads failing, nozzles clogging, reliability and service issues, notwithstanding slowpoke speed.

The 100% Epson F-Series printers feature:
  Seriously Fast Production Speeds - instant drying for blazing production speed
  Reliable Production - the inks and print head technologies work together smoothly
  Epson MicroPiezo TFP permanent Print Head - designed specifically for Epson dye sub inks
  Epson UltraChrome DS Ink & Dye-Sub Papers - designed and optimized for Epson F-Series
  Powered by Wasatch SoftRIP - optimized and included with the Epson F-Series
  World-Class Epson Service and Support

Learn how an Epson dye sub printer can impact a variety businesses:
   High-Impact Snowboards and Skateboards 
   High-performance Apparel  http://bcove.me/b38mxt1v
   Stunning Promotional Products  http://bcove.me/bwey63gx

JVH has a 44"-wide F6070 demo set up at here in Bellevue and we are happy to run some images for you any time, so you can see firsthand what this process can do for you and/or your customers.  We can transfer to substrates including metal plates, cloth, or tiles.
World class Fine art media
JVH stocks all the Epson roll and sheet media here in Bellevue.  It is excellent media and heavily qualified by Epson for outstanding image quality, color gamut, instant drying, consistency, and conveyance through the printers.

ühle and Canson are also first rate premium media manufacturers.  They control their processes - all the way from picking /specifying the cotton to manufacturing and converting, right through to the shipping box design.  We handle both of these high-end media lines and are beginning to stock more of these and other brands here in Bellevue.   Please let us know if you want samples of any media.
EcoShield Inkjet Coating Tips from Premiere Imaging
Overnight drying and ventilation is recommended and is the key.  All inkjet media should have time (24hrs) to “out-gas” before applying ECO, laminating, framing behind glass, etc.
After the print comes off the printer, you don’t want to handle it too much. Lay it flat in a clean environment and leave it alone for at least a few hours (out of sunlight). The way to increase the out-gassing is to set up some fans and allow for really good ventilation, not just circulating but exhaust ventilation and dropping the humidity . . . which is the complete opposite when printing, coating and stretching.
If you ever find yourself in a place where you need a print quickly, then you can reduce the time to 6 hours but that would require the above mentioned.
When printing, coating and stretching, you want to keep the humidity above 40% and temperature above  60F.  Additionally, winter is upon us and it’s very important to make sure the humidity and temp are up when coating, and especially when stretching.
You can stretch canvas 3 hours after the last coat has cleared with ECO Print Shield.  As far as the “Instant Dry” description you see on a lot of media, what that means is you can handle the print right off the printer without smearing the inks, but it has nothing to do with out-gassing.  More at:

Feb Rebates on WideF Printers
StylusPro Aqueous Photo Printers
SureColor low Solvent Printers
SureColor Technical/Poster Plotters

SureColor Dye Sublimation Printers

We will help you install, set up, calibrate and provide training on your new printer,
plus provide free sample media.
. . . and when you forget stuff, we will come back and help you again, no charge

Epson 17" 3880 All Editions - $300.
mail-in rebate - Feb 1 to Feb 28
Epson 17"4900 Standard Ed -$150.

Epson 17"4900 Designer Ed - $300.
mail-in rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28

Epson 24" 7890 All Editions - $750.
Epson 44" 9890 All Editions - $1.000.

instant rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28

Epson 24" 7900 - $750.
Epson 24" WT7900 Des Ed - $1,000.
Epson 44" 9900 - $1,000.

instant rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28

Epson 64" 11880 - $2,000.
instant rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28

Epson 24" T3270 - $500.
Epson 36" T5270 - $750.
Epson 44" T7270 - $1,000.

instant rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28

Epson 64" S30670. - $2,500.
Epson 64" S50670. - $3,000.
Epson 64" S70670. - $3,000

instant rebate - Jan 1 to Feb 28
+ free F-Series 1 year Extended Warranty

Epson 44" F6070 - $500.
instant rebate - Feb 1 to Feb 28
JVH Demo printers available
Epson 17"-wide 3880 Printer
Epson 44"-wide F6070 Dye Sub Printer

dirt cheap - call for details

Good Rebates on Epson Media
Epson Exhibition Canvas 24"/36"/44"
Buy 3, get cost back of 1 FREE

mail-in rebate - Jan 1 to March 31
Wide-F inkjet Cartridge Recycling
You can make a difference!  Recycle your used cartridges from 17" and wider printers to keep them out of landfills.  We will recycle your cartridges.  It's easy - collect all your non-leaking empty cartridges, (at least 25) and place in a box.  Measure the dimensions and get a weight.  Register and you will receive a UPS shipping label immediately.  Go to: http://jvhtech.com/recycle_old_cartridges.php
New Repositionable Wall Fabric
We continue to stock PhotoTex and other peel-and-stock inkjet fabrics, but . . . we really like the new EasyTex better because of its exceptional image quality and ability to not peel up from the wall, while still being very removable.  Other features include Phalate and PVC Free, Backlit Capable, Water-Resistant, Fade Resistant, Contour Cut Capable, Clean Cut Edges
Let us know if you would like some EasyTex printed and blank samples to horse around with.
Inkjet Tips and Tricks
Customers who have had their printer for awhile often tell us they are now getting some marks on their prints, especially on the media edges.  This is normally caused by junk ink that has accumulated on the underside of the head. 
The simple solution is to raise the head height a notch.  From the printer front panel, go to Menu/PrinterSetup/Platen Gap and change it from Standard to Wide.  This will take care of the issue for quite awhile.  Down the road, you can do a simple clean of the head.
Don't freeze your ass -
freeze your credit !
Our infrequent community service message.
Identity theft is a nightmare, it can take many hundreds of hours to unwind, and can cause big $$ loss, notwithstanding being a big pain in the bum.  You can do something about this.  (All state attorney generals recommend your doing this.  Not surprisingly, you don't hear about much from credit bureaus because those characters make big money on credit reports.)
   90% of identity theft requires a credit report.  If you freeze your credit, the bad guys cannot pull off an ID theft through acquiring phony credit cards, buying houses/cars in your name, or a myriad of other scams.  Google the subject and you will learn all about it.  Kathy and I froze our credit years ago and are glad we did - there is no downside.  If you need to temporarily unfreeze your credit for a day, say when financing a car, it is simple.  Just just call Transunion (they unfreeze at no charge vs the other two), enter your PIN code and you are all set.
    To implement, send a standard letter to the three major credit reporting bureaus - Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, along with a check for their $10 or $15 fee.   Both you and spouse need to have the credit frozen.  To save you some work, JVH would be happy to provide the Word letters that we used as a template.  Just drop us note and we will send those three letters to you, of course without our personal data.
    If you have children, consider doing this for them also.  Children with social security numbers have become a new target for identity theft scumbags.  Again, Google the subject to make an informed decision.
   While on the subject, get a locking mailbox if you don't already.  Stolen mail is a major source of ID theft and you can completely eliminate that.  Just do it.
JVH Digital Festival in September
We are thinking of holding a 2015 JVH Digital Festival the last week of this coming September.  We have had a lot requests and probably will cave in and hold the event again  The past ten Festivals have been very rewarding and have featured wonderful industry speakers and valuable information.  As many of our customers know, this free educational event brings high value to attendees and anyone interested in large-format digital printing.
   The associated free Print Contest is also a lot of fun, notwithstanding showcasing some stunning and varied images.  The Contest rules are essentially "there are no rules", so you never know what you are going to see, although we do have a few guidelines.
   Watch for an announcement for the Festival in an upcoming newsletter, along with all the details.

The latest Epson large-format inkjet printers
T-Series Technical Plotters    
Extreme speed and plotting accuracy   24", 36", & 44"-wide   Permanent piezo heads   Easy front loading   Low ink cost   Durable prints   Stunning photo prints in addition to precision drawings and renderings
F-Series Dye Sub Printers
100% Epson solution - chassis, heads, inks, and support.  44"/64"-wide   All new Epson inks   Stunning photo quality transfers on cloth & hard goods 
Highly reliable    Multiple burgeoning applications
S-Series Solvent Printers
Excellent photo quality  High print speeds  Low power
3 models, 64"-wide   Environmentally responsible - no nickel compound inks   Versus aqueous, inks are 1/2 the cost, and media are 1/4 the cost   Very reliable
Stylus Pro Aqueous Printers
Industry benchmark for print quality and superior ink technology.  17", 24", 44", 64"-wide   High-end photo, fine art, proofing, as well as general printing   High reliability and performance over a decade 
Contact info:      JVH Technical, 4334 130th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
                                tel 425.643.7323  email  johnjvhtech@gmail.com
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