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Roland DG goes platinum at PrintEx

Friday, 10 May 2019
By Robyn Frampton

Roland DG’s new TrueVis VG2 series expands the colour gamut with orange ink.

Wide-format specialist Roland DG Australia will be the platinum sponsor of PrintEx19 and Visual Impact Sydney in August.

Roland DG’s support of the co-located shows through this sponsorship demonstrates a broader commitment to the industry as a whole, said John Wall, managing director of Roland DG Australia.

“We have always been keen to support our industry and that will continue once again with our Platinum Sponsorship this year. The show is a fantastic opportunity to see the latest print and display trends and technologies in action, and to demonstrate how Roland DG can deliver quality, cost-effective and profitable end-to-end solutions,” he said.

Visitors to the Roland DG stand can expect to see a comprehensive range of the company’s products and solutions on display, including three new products launched this year alone: the BT-12 Direct-to-Garment printer, LEF2-200 Benchtop UV printer, and the award-winning VG2 Series printer cutters.

Built for on-demand personalisation, the BT-12 is the company’s first direct-to-garment printer for printing directly to cotton-based products. Compact and easy-to-use, the BT-12 meets the ever-increasing demand by customers for personalised products, growing revenue opportunities for businesses.

The latest addition to the popular LEF series of UV flatbed printers, the LEF2-200 prints amazing graphics and lifelike textures such as simulated embossing, onto a vast array of materials up to 100mm thick. A host of advanced functions such as a positioning jig, new VersaWorks 6 software and an intuitive interface make the LEF2-200 even easier and more efficient to use.

The TrueVIS VG2 Series printer cutters improve upon the already high standards set by the previous award-winning VG Series. With a new generation of TR2 ink that supports Orange ink, the colour gamut has been expanded to create stunning graphics with richer colours. The VG2 offers a host of technological advancements to improve both printing and cutting accuracy for reliable results during unattended operation.

Other new solutions and products are in the pipeline and the Roland DG team is looking forward to also showcasing these at the show.

“Perhaps most importantly, PrintEx and Visual Impact provide an opportunity for business owners and other key decision makers to discuss their unique requirements with our sales and product specialists, to find out more about solutions which can help them grow their business and create a more successful and profitable future,” he says.

As Wall points out, PrintEx is not just a chance to see the latest technology in action, although that’s obviously at the heart of Roland DG’s ongoing involvement. It is also an important chance for visitors to keep up to date with industry trends, to connect with the experts and to get a real sense of what will impact on their business in the short, medium and longer term.

It is this opportunity that is behind the Platinum Sponsorship, Wall says, as it reflects a vital business need: to keep pace with a dynamic, ever-changing industry.

“Anyone who has been involved in the print, sign and display industries, even over the past five or ten years, will attest to the ever-increasing pace of change that businesses in this sector face,” Wall says.

“That makes decision-making perhaps more challenging than it’s ever been – but we firmly believe that the best way to meet that challenge is through information.”

“We are proud to take the lead with this Platinum Sponsorship and look forward to meeting with people from across Australia and New Zealand at the show, to outlining our new technologies, and to helping visitors gather the information and ideas they need to build a solid and successful future in this great industry,” Wall says.

Roland DG will be exhibiting on Stand A28, just inside the front entrance of the impressive domed exhibition space at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. PrintEx, Visual Impact and the co-located Label + Packaging Expo, will run from 13-16 August. Those intending to attend can save time by registering online at bit.ly/RegisterForPrintEx and take advantage of special travel and accommodation deals at bit.ly/PrintExAccommodation.

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