HP Cash In & Trade Up your HP DesignJet: Limited Time Offer

There’s never been a better time to upgrade to an HP DesignJet large-format printer. Whether you’re producing high-quality color photos, POP signs, backlits, CAD drawings, GIS maps, or presentations, there’s an HP DesignJet printer that’s the perfect fit for your business.

Interested in learning more? Email Jim.Stroud@MillerIDS.com or call 512-852-0363

January 2021 Newsletter

Custom Adhesive Outdoor Mural 

Featured Graphics: Metric Mural Final Reveal

Like many other businesses, we are conducting business through curbside service and delivery. We wanted to bring advertising outside where our customers are — plus show off our graphics printing and installation capabilities.

We decided to update the exterior of our Metric store location with a custom mural printed in-house on our HP 1500 latex printer. We used Drytac anti-graffiti lamination to make our mural durable and easy to clean. To prep the wall and give our mural the best chance at adhering long-term, we first had to power wash it. We opted for a fresh coat of paint so that the colors would pop. The final prep was to let the paint “gas out” for 2 weeks. 

We wanted to thank the sponsors of our mural for their support in our Metric makeover. Thank you to Alonzo Suarez of ASM Painting for power washing our wall to get it prepped for the entire process, Clements Paint for supplying our new coat of paint, Tom Page for installation services, and our very own Vittoria Mottler for the incredible design!

The majority of the mural was all hand cut by our graphics production team, and the music note details and logo were cut by our iEcho router. Considering the face of our building endures some pretty heavy sun exposure, we don’t anticipate seeing any quality changes for the first 6 months. After 6 months, we may start to see some minor fading, but the mural itself, under normal weathering circumstances, will remain intact. The adhesive on the vinyl melts into the textured surface of the concrete, so there shouldn’t be any lifting happening (under normal weathering circumstances) for at least a couple years.

As far as the design goes, we wanted to include the ever-growing Austin skyline with the silhouettes of recognizable buildings across the entire background of the mural. We featured a lot of iconic Austin imagery, because Miller is an iconic staple in the Austin print community. The graphic elements are all representative of Austin and Texas as a whole, which we think all Austinites and Texans can appreciate. The blue color scheme comes from our logo, and a pop of new color represents another aspect of Miller growing and expanding, especially in the Graphics Department.

We featured 6th Street, not only because it is famous in Austin, but also as a nod to our long-standing time on 6th Street before relocating to East 7th. We included the quintessential phrase, “Keep Austin Weird” accompanied by a dancing taco, because us Austinites love our tacos. We paid tribute to our home of 100 years with “512 Home” written down the door, and “We Love Austin” further down the wall paired with a horseshoe — because all Texans ride horses. Being in the Live Music Capital of the World, we had to include some music notes dancing across the skyline. We hope that those who drive by our building find some joy from our mural and may be inspired to change up their space with our help.

We had so much fun coming up with all the design aspects, prepping the space as a team, and sharing it with our community! If you want to add a fun graphic element to your building, space, office, even home, reach out to our graphics team; they would love to help!

To change up your space for the new year, contact Vittoria at Vittoria.Mottler@MillerIDS.com  

Fine Art Scans & Printing

Featured Artist: Anna Lisa Leal

Anna Lisa was born in Laredo on the border of Texas and Mexico. There, her father planted many fruit trees including tangerine, orange, lime, peach and fig. She spent many days playing under and in the tangerine trees in her backyard. She spent hours drawing in the shade of the trees where her mother set her up with a large pad on a bench and Anna Lisa on a small chair. Anna Lisa says she’s been a creative as long as she can remember — whether it was drawing, dancing or creating in other ways. She continued to draw through her high school and college years, recreating images from magazines and doing portraits on request. Anna Lisa left Laredo at the age of 16 and moved to central Texas where she attended college at Texas State University in San Marcos.

Over time, her love of visual art was set aside for more “practical” studies and ultimately a corporate career. In 2008, as part of her personal renewal, she returned to the garden to draw. Anna Lisa said, “Although I lost my sense of time while I drew, I found myself and inner harmony through art. I felt like a child again. I was experiencing the world with new eyes”, and she hasn’t stopped creating since.

She loves to work with pastels because “the colors are unparalleled – pigments at their purest!” She also calls pastels her adult crayons and has explored the medium voraciously from the moment she picked them up. Upon moving to her current property, she spent the first few years creating art through landscaping. When there was no more room for real gardens, her gardens and its inhabitants began to extend into her artwork. 

Anna Lisa’s artwork embodies the patterns of nature, particularly botanicals. She is driven to create paintings which reflect nature’s captivating beauty, and it is her artistic mission to transport nature’s beautiful design to indoor living spaces. As a lifetime Texan, the various floral and animal inhabitants of the Southwest, specifically Big Bend, New Mexico and Arizona are frequent subjects of her work, as well as the Sonoran and Chihuahua deserts. 

“My heart is with the agave. I am moved by the stateliness of the agave and the seemingly endless variations in size, colors and shapes. I enjoy the colorful and dangerous beauty of cactus, the undulation of the agave leaf imprinted by the now unfurled leaf, and the poignant swan song beauty of the agave flower. But, I am also enamored with tropical flowers particularly those in Hawaii and Costa Rica.”

See more of Anna Lisa’s art on her website.

 

 

Are You Ready for This Summer’s Biggest Hit?

Don’t miss the HP PageWide XL Printers, now appearing at Miller IDS. When you need large prints done fast, precisely and affordably, the PageWide family is breaking box office records. Experience the fastest large-format monochrome and color printing with up to 50% savings in total production costs. Print faster than alternatives, even the fastest LEDs.

Learn more at millerids.com/miller-ids-chosen-hps-exclusive-pagewide-xl-…/ 
or contact: Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com

Watch Our New HP PageWide XL Printer in Action.

Check out this short video that features the incredibly fast HP PageWide XL Printer in action at our East 7th Street location. 

You can see how cleanly, quickly and easily it prints various large-format sizes. As one of HP’s PageWide XL Printers exclusive sales channel members, we are proud to offer this outstanding monochrome and color printer to you.

To learn more about the unmatched speed, value and reliability of the HP XL PageWide printers or to obtain a trade-in quote, visit our website or contact Webb Fox at 512.200.6549 or Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com

 

Your tools of the trade have trade-in value!

HP_Tools_AprilDealUpgrade now and get cash back on select HP DesignJet printers

During the HP DesignJet Cash In & Trade Up May 2016 promotion (May 1–May 31, 2016), you can get up to $3,000 cash back on qualifying HP DesignJet printers!

Just upgrade your eligible trade-in, large-format product and get cash back when you purchase or lease a qualifying new HP DesignJet T730 36-inch Printer, HP DesignJet T830 36-inch Multifunction Printer, HP DesignJet T2530 36-inch PostScript Multifunction Printer, HP DesignJet T7200 42-inch Production Printer and either the HP DesignJet PostScript®/PDF Upgrade Kit or HP DesignJet Roll Upgrade Kit2, HP DesignJet Z6200 42-inch Photo Production Printer, HP DesignJet Z6600 60-inch Production Printer or HP DesignJet Z6800 Photo Production Printer (see chart on back of document).

You will be required to return the formatter board, motherboard or control panel from your old, eligible printer or copier. You do not need to return the entire trade-in product. Download full details here>>

Want to recycle your trade-in product?

You have the option of recycling your eligible trade-in, large-format printer through this program. When submitting your claim via the online claim form, simply select “Recycle my eligible trade-in printer” in the “Return Options” area. Your credit card will be billed $325 and shipping instructions will be emailed to you.

To arrange your own recycling through HP, visit hp.com/recycling or discuss recycling options with us!

Use It or Lose It!

useitorloseit25% Off Best-selling Printers, Scanners and Multifunction Systems through Dec. 31st!

25% off is just too good to pass up! Through December 31st only, Miller ISD is offering you a 25% discount on many of our most popular scanners, printers and multi-function systems when you trade in an existing scanner printer or multi-function system. Continue reading

Printer & Scanner Deals: Interested in a pre-owned printer or scanner?

T520-24Need to add in-house equipment but want to keep costs down? We are proud to offer quality pre-owned equipment.

All of our used equipment has been fully serviced by a certified technician and comes backed with a 30 day guarantee.  We offer a variety of purchase and lease options, and also accept trade-ins on new and used equipment.

If you have any questions about any of our products and please call or email Webb Fox at 512.200.6549 | Webb.Fox@MillerIDS.com.