JVH September 2018 Newsletter

the latest in large-format inkjet printers and media
Topics in this newsletter:
1. Five good things to know
2. JVH Dye sublimation Printer Open House/Demo Day, Thursday October 25
3. New EPSON Dye sublimation DS Photo Paper
4. New 24" and 36" wireless technical printers
5. Current EPSON and Canon rebates for May
6. Large format Printer Demos for sale
5 Good Things to Know

As a nice change-up to large-format printer chatter, we thought you might like some valuable cool ideas, so we picked five good tips you may well be interested in. Enjoy!
1. Send Later
Strangely, Gmail does not have this feature. How many times are you composing an email on the weekend but don't want it to show up early Monday in your addresee's inbox among dozens of junk emails? Boomerang's popular Send Later feature makes it easy for you to schedule an email to be sent at any time you choose. You can draft your email now, then schedule it to be sent automatically at the perfect time. Just write the message as you normally would, then click the Send Later button and spec a date and time that you want it to be sent, typically after people clear off their morning deluge of emails. Easy. You can get the free (10/month) feature here:
2. Don't freeze your ass freeze your credit
90% of identity theft requires a credit report, which is why 50 out of 50 state attorneys general recommend you freeze your credit. If you have ID theft, often it can take 500+ hours to unwind, not withstanding your losing big bucks, plus the emotional toll. Beginning Sept 21 via a new Federal law, the three major credit reporting agencies are required to offer you a credit freeze free of charge, including for children under age 16. This was precipitated by Equifax's inexcusable data breach and follow-on shameful/shoddy disclosure. Then, say when you want to buy a car on credit, just call one of the agencies likeTransUnion (it's free there to temporarily remove the hold), enter your pin number and specify how long you want the hold to be lifted. Simple.

Just do it - for you and spouse, plus kids - not a bad idea as their social security numbers can be dormant for years and someone can open bogus credit cards, or buy a house no less, in their names. Children are targets because they have clean records. Recent Seattle times article here:

New federal law offers free credit freezes to help defend consumers against intruders

Kathy and I froze our credit ten years ago. There is no downside. If you drop us a request, we are happy to email you our three form letters that you can easily personalize with your info to send off to the three agencies.
3. Secrets of Off-line Maps
When you go to a foreign country or even in the USA, you don't want to pay hundreds of dollars on data roaming charges . . . so many people turn it off. You can still get your maps to work by saving a map Offline when you have WIFI and then open it in a maps program, say when in France. (GPS always works without data roaming.) On the streets of Paris without data roaming, you can then plot a course to the Eiffel Tower and voilà . . . it shows on your phone, free of charge. A Pin on the map can show you the way back to your hotel.
Apple Maps and Google Maps are OK apps for this, but we prefer the free MAPS.ME because of the level of detail, and that the app works so well. Check it out Good article also here:
4. Uber you gonna' do the heavy Lyfting
If you use Uber and Lyft, you can see a listing of both services at the same time on your phone with vehicle option prices, and pick-up times. Thanks to extension support in Apple Maps, which allow third-party apps to plug into the interface, you can call a ride with just a couple of taps.
Be sure both Lyft and Uber apps are on your phone, which can be downloaded off the App store. Then, go to Maps (not Google Maps) and enter your destination. Hit Directions. In the lower right corner, hit Ride. You should see all your Uber and Lyft options. May need to be enabled under Settings/Maps.
5. Double your Warranty
We do not recommend or endorse Square Trade, because we don't know a lot about how they do business. That being said, we bought a nice big screen TV at Costco and for an extra $99.95 we got a $100. additional discount (i.e. free) to include three years of extended warranty through SquareTrade on top of the standard 2-year Costco warranty. Wow.
Because Costco is first rate in everything it does, their endorsing Square Trade certainly means a lot, and we want to make people at least aware of this third party risk-management extended warranty Allstate company.

A 2-year onsite Extended Service from EPSON for a $3,995 44" printer is $1,375.
A 3-year extended warranty from Square Trade for an electronic device priced $3,000-$3,999 is $380. While Square Trade may look good for cell phones that can be shipped to a depot and TVs where a technician can be dispatched, we don't believe they can really go out and fix a specialized product like an EPSON or Canon printer that weighs 300lb which can't be shipped back for repair, and they aren't authorized for parts availability. However, we have seen one of our school customers who had a 44" printer needing out-of-factory warranty service, and after some runaround and delays, Square Trade ended up writing him a check for the full amount to purchase a brand new 44" printer.

Our advice - if you want extended service on a professional printer that you are using in higher volume production and cannot afford to be down for more than a few days, consider buying the Epson Extended Service covering travel, onsite labor, and parts. If you have a 17" printer, just buy the Epson or Canon Extended Service as they are relatively cheap and provide a whole unit replacement if Epson cannot fix over the phone.
If you can afford to be down for awhile, look into the Square Trade offerings and make an informed choice after getting a quote at www.squaretrade.com, reading reviews, talking with a Square Trade rep, and thoroughly checking it out.

P.S. Most credit cards have an included double warranty feature, like the Costco/Chase VISA card, but consumers are often unaware of it. Call the number on the back of your card and ask if your card company has a double warranty feature. Chances are they do. Then for anything big you are planning to buy like a printer or TV, ask how will you be protected after the manufacturer's factory warranty expires, what is the claim procedure, etc. Credit card companies don't tout the feature, but you definitely want to know about it. For once, it's nice to get something back from a bank.
JVH Open House/Demo Day - Thurs, October 25
Stop by and see in action the industry leading, EPSON dye-sublimation F6200PS 44"-wide printer system and heat press operation. The ChromaLuxe and EPSON reps will be here to answer all your questions on all EPSON models. OK to bring one of your files to print.

You’ll learn how dye-sub products can add immense value to your imaging services and build your business . . . or for your school, increase $$ revenue and reduce costs. Take advantage of big burgeoning markets for stunning metal plates, ceramic tiles, fabrics, sports gear, and a myriad of other cool custom products.

When Thursday, October 25 Come-and-go
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where JVH Tech 4334 130th PL SE
Bellevue, WA 98006
(park 1/2 block south in back of upper lot of big church)

RSVP call tel 425.643.7323
or email
or online: www.jvhtech.com
We will be demonstrating the EPSON F6200PS Series Dye-Sublimation wide format printer and Knight heat press on Chromaluxe metal panels, ceramic tiles, and other product substrates. There will be high definition sample panels for you to see, and you will learn about all the different product offerings you can produce. If you end up buying a dye sub printer, by attending this Open House you will be eligible for all October rebates and promos running.
We will have snacks and drinks during the event . . . plus a nice complimentary homemade finger-lickin' lunch at mid-day. Meet our staff plus the folks from EPSON and ChromaLuxe. Come and go as you please, but please RSVP in advance.
Walk up the colorful road, we're in the trees
Street view - 4334 130th PL SE, Bellevue
Free to attend - register here
Now is the time for a dye sublimation printer
These new EPSON large-format printers will help you dramatically increase your overall sales into lucrative, rapidly growing burgeoning massive marketplaces. Dye sub markets are growing at 22% per year. We are getting orders for EPSON F6200PS dye sub printers no less from single high schools, who can justify a system because of the high volume of the custom, stunning unique output, including mascot logo'ed socks, metal plates, ceramic tiles, fashion wear and a gamut of other cool stuff.

If you are a professional photographer or fine artist . . . what are you waiting for! Leverage your signature images that you have spent a half a lifetime capturing. Let the world get a piece of your creative work. Create and foster your legacy. Check out some of the many hard surface applications here:

We urge you to take a look at the dye sub opportunities including
ChromaLuxe HD Photo Metal Plates, Ceramic Tiles and Coasters, MDF, Wood, Sports and Fashion Apparael, Soft Signage, Promotional, Home Decor, Photo, Awards and Gifts, Flag and Banner.

Call us any time to see what it takes to get going in these exploding burgeoning markets. And come to the Open House/Demo Day !
And . . . schools luv dye sub socks for fundraisers. The alumni can't resist a pair.
Produce high-end professional wall plates
EPSON is the market leader in dye-sublimation
with its best-in-brand
Turnkey Solution
New Epson dye sub Photo Paper for rigid photo panels

Specially designed for photo panels and other rigid substrates, this new very high-quality Epson dye-sub transfer paper eliminates grain and mottling for smoother flesh tones and cleaner, lighter colors. It offers high ink transferability and delivers extremely bright color and exceptional black density. As an additional benefit, end-users can expect minimal curl meaning superb handling qualities. The new DS Transfer Photo is available in 17”, 24” or 44” widths with all sizes in stock at JVH, as of October 21.
EPSON introduces two new Wireless Printers
Compact, reliable, easy-to-use wireless printers for printing high-quality blueprints, line drawings and posters up to 2400 dpi. The 36"-wide T5170 is $1,995. The 24"-wide T3170 unit is $995.
1. Accurate A1/D-size prints in 31 seconds (T5170) 34 seconds (T3170)
2. Large, easy-to-use 4.3" LCD color touchscreen
3. Ultra small footprint and sleek, minimal design
4. High-capacity ink cartridges — up to 50/80 ml color/black
5. Integrated wireless plus router-free Wi-Fi Direct
September Rebates
September Printer Rebates
SureColor Aqueous Photo Printers
SureColor Eco-Solvent Printers
SureColor Technical/Poster Plotters

SureColor Dye Sublimation Printers

We help you onsite to install, set up, calibrate and provide training on your new printer,
plus provide free sample media.
- and if you forget what you learned,
we will come back and help you again.

Epson 13" P400 - $150. or $200 Upgrade
Epson 13" P600 -
$200. or $250. Upgrade
Epson 17" P800 - $300. or $350. Upgrade
Epson 17" P5000 Standard Ed - $400.

Epson 17" P5000 Designer Ed - $450.
mail-in rebates - Sept 1 to Sept 30

Epson 24" P6000StdE - $500.
Epson 24" P6000DesE - $600.

Epson 24" P7000 - $1,000.
Epson 44" P8000 - $1.000.
Epson 44" P9000 - $1,000.
Epson 44" P10000 - $750.
+ FREE 2Yr Ext Service
($1,995 value)

Epson 64" P20000 - $1,750
+ FREE 2Yr Ext Service ($1,995 value)
rebates - Sept 1 to Sept 30
September Printer Rebates
Epson 24" T3270 - $500.
Epson 36" T5270 - $750.
Epson 36" T5270D - $1,000.
Epson 44" T7270 - $1,000.

Epson 44" T7270D - $1,200.
Additional Education Discounts - call

instant rebates - Sept 1 to Sept 30

S-Series, after all rebates and promos:
Epson 64" S40600. - $9,995 estimated price
Epson 64" S60600. - $14,995 estimated price

Epson 64" S80600. - $18,995 estimated price
promos valid Sept 1 to Sept 20

Epson 44" F6200 $500. +4 rolls DS Transfer Photo
Epson 64" F7200 $1,000.+4 rolls DS Transfer Photo
Epson 64" F9370 +4 rolls DS Transfer Production

valid Sept 1 to Spt 20

Canon 24" PRO-2000 - $400.
Canon 44" PRO-4000 - $1,000.
Canon 64" PRO-6000 - $800.

mail-in rebates - Sept 1 to Sept 30

Demo printers for sale
Canon technical 36" TX 3000 - extra $700 .
Canon 24" PRO-2000 - extra $500 .

Epson F6200PS dye sub 44" - extra $1,000.
S-Series Solvent Printers
Industry best photo quality High print speeds. Low power requirement. Three models, 64"-wide. Environmentally responsible. Versus aqueous, inks are 1/2 the cost, and media are 1/4 the cost Red ink plus Metallic Silver and White Inks are available.
P-Series Aqueous Photo 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. Now, extreme speed.
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 onto cloth & hard goods
Highly reliable Multiple burgeoning applications.
Contact Info: JVH Technical LLC 4334 130th PL SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
tel 425.643.7323 email johnjvhtech@gmail.com