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  • Roland DG names Body of Work competition winner

    Roland DG Australia has named the winner of its prestigious Body of Work competition, which it ran at its stand during its successful showing at the PacPrint trade show in Melbourne. 

    The competition for the Body Of Work Portrait of Pavarti print was one of two big prize competitions running at the Roland DG stand during PacPrint, with the company also running the tail end of its Ford XR6 competition for its PRO4 XR-640 customers.

    Roland DG’s panel of judges including top executives from Roland DG Japan, chose the winner on the last day of the show, with the company naming Suzi Kerr of Belladonna Digital Imaging as the winner of its Body of Work Portrait of Pavarti print – the product of an award-winning partnership between Roland DG and Body of Work, a division of corporate design and communications company, ArmstrongQ.

    Marc Margetts, Roland DG managing director (left) and John Wall, sales director were pleased to accept the HotPick from Nick Pond (centre), Print21 deputy publisher.

    Roland DG says that Belladonna is a worthy winner as the company seeks to push the creative boundaries of print in its custom interior print business.

    Roland DG, which celebrates its 25th anniversary during this PacPrint year, confirmed at least two big sales at the trade show, including one of its brand new superfast PRO4 XF-640 wide format printers, which went to Dean Wright from ADS Australia via dealer, AVS, and a SOLJET PRO4 XR-640 printer/cutter, which was snapped up by Vital Signs – with the buyer going into the running the to win a Ford XR6.

    According to Roland DG, the new PRO4 XF-640 certainly made a splash at its PacPrint stand, drawing more interest from visitors than any other display on the stand during the show. The new printer so impressed PacPrint punters that it also claimed a Print21 PacPrint HotPick award during the show.

    The Roland team is now busy sorting over 1000 square meters of print as part of a unique project that saw the company put its demonstration print from the new PRO4 XF-640 to good use. Roland says it would like to thank Sihl and Avery for supplying the media to complete this mission, including the Sihl Quadrosorb 3526 matte poster paper and Avery 4130 for banners.

    Hundreds of posters, banners and other collateral was printed on the high-speed PRO4 XF-640 at 30, 63 and 102m2/hour, and will be delivered to Oxfam Australia, World Vision Australia, and SurfAid over the next few weeks for various campaigns these organisations are running, with some prints even being delivered overseas to their international offices.

    For John Wall, Roland DG Australia sales director, the company’s showing at PacPrint shaped up to be a huge success, with sales galore both from its own stand and its partner dealers.

    “PacPrint 2013 was definitely a success for Roland DG and we believe we had a positive impact on the market with the innovative technology on display and the unique campaigns running throughout the stand,” says Wall. “It is a big commitment to exhibit at a trade show like PacPrint. However, it was definitely worthwhile for Roland DG this year as we made plenty of sales through our Authorised Dealers with hundreds more leads to follow up.”

    Roland DG says it would like to thank the Roland users who attended the stand to share their experiences with others. “The Roland Users were well received on the stand and had many useful conversations with customers and prospects,” says Wall. “We are always humbled by our users who are willing to support us in this way. I would like to thank all our users on behalf of Roland DG for your support and loyalty over the last 25 years.”

    Visit the Roland DG Blog to view the photo highlights and hear from Roland Users about their PacPrint experience in the feature video. See the New PRO4 series printer lineup at a Roland Authorised Dealer near you, and for more information on the hot new technology on the Roland DG stand, visit