TAGGED: ROLAND DG

Roland moves into 3D printing with monoFab range launch

Roland moves into 3D printing with monoFab range launchNEWS: Roland DG has announced its new monoFab 3D device series, which includes the company's first 3D printer. The ARM-10 is an additive rapid prototyping machine suitable for prototyping and complex shape modelling.

New additions to Roland DG board announced at shareholders' meeting

NEWS: At its Japanese headquarters, Roland DG has announced several new appointments to its board of directors during its annual shareholders' meeting.

Roland looks to steam ahead with first VersaExpress launch

Roland looks to steam ahead with first VersaExpress launch

NEWS: Following a low-key, unofficial showing at FESPA Digital 2014, Roland DG has officially launched its 1.6m VersaExpress RF-640.

Roland to headline Newtech with hardware offers in season

Roland to headline Newtech with hardware offers in season

NEWS: Roland DG's appearance as the major supplier at micro-exhibition Newtech will be punctuated by price reductions on popular wide-format printers.

Beast of burden: Roland prints materials for charity at Sign UK

Beast of burden: Roland prints materials for charity at Sign UK

NEWS: Roland DG has revealed how much of the example material printed on its stand at Sign and Digital UK was actually produced for two charities.

Roland to bring the magic at Sign and Digital

Roland to bring the magic at Sign and Digital

NEWS: Roland DG has engaged the services of a magician – and VersaUV owner – to showcase his skills at the company's Sign and Digital UK stand.

XR-640 printer takes centre stage for Roland DG at FESPA Digital

XR-640 printer takes centre stage for Roland DG at FESPA Digital

NEWS: Roland DG will set out to showcase the potential of digital print at FESPA Digital 2014 with demonstrations of its Soljet Pro4 XR-640.

VersaUV flat-bed from Roland becomes commercially available

VersaUV flat-bed from Roland becomes commercially available

NEWS: Roland DG has made its VersaUV LEJ-640F commercially available, following the demonstration of a prototype at Sign and Digital 2013.

Roland announces March offer on VersaArt RE-640

Roland announces March offer on VersaArt RE-640

NEWS: Roland DG has launched a one-month offer including free ink sets on its 1.6m eco-solvent VersaArt RE-640.

The Magic Touch appointed to Roland channel

The Magic Touch appointed to Roland channel

NEWS: Roland DG has added The Magic Touch to its authorised dealer network, with a focus on marketing Roland's wide-format products to the UK textile sector.

Roland announces 'Boot Camps' for VersaUV LEF-20

Roland announces 'Boot Camps' for VersaUV LEF-20

NEWS: Roland DG has launched its new 'Better Business Boot Camp' series for the recently released VersaUV LEF-20 flat-bed printer.

Scottish dealer chosen by Roland DG

Scottish dealer chosen by Roland DG

NEWS: Roland DG has appointed Sprint Solutions as its authorised dealer in Scotland.

Roland Rentals launched to give SMEs a leg up into wide-format

Roland Rentals launched to give SMEs a leg up into wide-format

NEWS: Roland DG has created a wide-format rental programme for SMEs and start-ups.

Roland unveils VersaCamm VS-i print-and-cut series

Roland unveils VersaCamm VS-i print-and-cut series

NEWS: Roland has released its VersaCamm VS-i series of wide-format print-and-cut units. The new VersaCamm engines will come in three sizes.

Roland DG announces 'Introduction to digital print' course

Roland DG announces 'Introduction to digital print' course

NEWS: Roland DG has added to its Roland Academy courses with its 'Introduction to digital print' training day.

PrintMax claims first sale of new Roland VersaUV LEF-20

PrintMax claims first sale of new Roland VersaUV LEF-20

NEWS: PrintMax has announced what it believes to be the first sale of the new Roland VersaUV LEF-20, which was released today.

New VersaUV LEF-20 from Roland targets baby flat-bed market

New VersaUV LEF-20 from Roland targets baby flat-bed market

NEWS: Roland DG is taking the fight to Mimaki in the desktop flat-bed arena with the launch of its VersaUV LEF-20.

The Beast makes Sign and Digital UK a roaring success for Roland

The Beast makes Sign and Digital UK a roaring success for Roland

NEWS: Roland DG has declared Sign and Digital UK 2013 a 'roaring success', reporting 'huge interest' in the latest addition to the SolJet range, the 64" (1.6m) Pro 4 XF-640, nicknamed The Beast.

UK Roland engineers pass service tests with flying colours

NEWS: Roland DG UK's service engineers have all gained a new international technical accreditation certificate in a scheme initiated by the company's Japanese head office last year.

Roland unleashes the 'Beast' SolJet Pro4 XF-640

Roland unleashes the 'Beast' SolJet Pro4 XF-640

NEWS: Roland has introduced a new model in the SolJet wide-format family, the 64" (1.6m) SolJet Pro4 XF-640, nicknamed 'The Beast'.

Roland DG brands Packaging Innovations 2013 a success

Roland DG brands Packaging Innovations 2013 a success

NEWS: Roland DG says its recent showing at Packaging Innovations 2013 was a 'roaring success'.

Roland upgraded to Bronze Standard Investors in People status

NEWS: Just short of a year after its original certification, Roland DG UK has been selected as a Bronze Standard Investors in People (IIP) company.

Roland to showcase Flex Pack proofing solution at European Packaging Summit

Roland to showcase Flex Pack proofing solution at European Packaging Summit

NEWS: Roland DG will make its first appearance at the European Packaging Summit in Berlin, Germany next week.

Roland adds white and metallic silver capability to SolJet Pro4 XR-640

Roland adds white and metallic silver capability to SolJet Pro4 XR-640

NEWS: Roland has added white and metallic silver inks to its Eco-Sol Max2 range for use with its 'flagship' SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which will begin shipping immediately.

VersaWorks adds Pantone in v4.8 upgrade

VersaWorks adds Pantone in v4.8 upgrade

NEWS: VersaWorks v4.8 now incorporates six Pantone Plus and Goe colour libraries, enabling tones from these books to be converted to CMYK values.

Roland latest to comment on Viscom award win

NEWS: Roland DG has commented on its winning of a Viscom Best of 2012 Award, with the prize awarded in the Signmaking category for the SolJet Pro4 XR-640.

I don't know but I've been told: Roland launches Boot Camp

I don't know but I've been told: Roland launches Boot Camp

NEWS: Roland DG has launched a free, monthly half-day training event focused on new revenue opportunities called the Better Business Boot Camp.

ALD Print chooses VersaUV LEF-12 to target new markets

ALD Print chooses VersaUV LEF-12 to target new markets

NEWS: ALD Print says it is 'thrilled' with its purchase of a VersaUV LEF-12 desktop UV-curable printer from Roland dealer Grafityp.

Light black ink on Roland SolJet 'opens up new applications'

Light black ink on Roland SolJet 'opens up new applications'

NEWS: Roland DG has announced the launch of the 64" (1.7m) SolJet Pro4 XR-640, which it claims is the 'most advanced' print-and-cut machine in the industry.

Roland DG confirmed for Print Efficiently

Roland DG confirmed for Print Efficiently

NEWS: The Print Efficiently event will include live demonstrations of kit including Roland DG's VersaCamm and VersaUV.

New Roland DG Creative Centre open for visitors

New Roland DG Creative Centre open for visitors

NEWS: Roland DG's permanent technology showcase, the Creative Centre, has reopened following a renovation.

Roland launches new VersaArt 64" printer for sign businesses

Roland launches new VersaArt 64" printer for sign businesses

NEWS: Roland DG has announced the release of the new VersaArt RE-640 64" (1.6m) eco-solvent printer, aimed at sign and display businesses.

Students complete first full digital print course from asfi

Students complete first full digital print course from asfi

NEWS: Walsall College has announced the successful completion of its first full qualification in digital print by 24 students.

Asbo Graphics delivers 'bigger bang for customers' buck' with VersaStudio

Asbo Graphics delivers 'bigger bang for customers' buck' with VersaStudio

NEWS: The owner of UK display producer Asbo Graphics has commented on its Roland DG VersaStudio BN-20 desktop printer and cutter.

Roland Creative Awards winner revealed at ceremony in Japan

Roland Creative Awards winner revealed at ceremony in Japan

NEWS: Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, based in north-eastern China, has been named the grand prize winner of Roland Creative Awards.

Roland Forum gains 'record numbers' at Sign and Digital UK

Roland Forum gains 'record numbers' at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) says its informal, café-style stand at Sign and Digital UK 'paid dividends' with record numbers of new members signing up to the Roland Forum online community.

White ink added to VersaStudio and VersaCamm

White ink added to VersaStudio and VersaCamm

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has added a new white ink configuration to its VersaStudio BN-20 and VersaCamm VS Series machines.

UV ink-jet for proofing 'gathers momentum', says Roland DG

UV ink-jet for proofing 'gathers momentum', says Roland DG

NEWS: Roland DG says its range of proofing and prototyping products 'wowed' at Packaging Innovations.

Roland DG's Lisa Metcalfe takes the plunge for cancer charity

Roland DG's Lisa Metcalfe takes the plunge for cancer charity

NEWS: Roland DG UK's marketing manager has abseiled down one of Bristol's tallest hotels to raise money for a children's cancer charity.

Roland EGX engravers added to Radecal line-up

Roland EGX engravers added to Radecal line-up

NEWS: Roland DG UK has announced its EGX engravers are now available from Tyne and Wear-based authorised dealer Radecal.

Roland DG's commitment to staff recognised by Investors in People standard

Roland DG's commitment to staff recognised by Investors in People standard

NEWS: Roland DG has been certified by the employee management standards body Investors In People, recognising Roland DG's commitment to staff.

Roland to push online marketing strategy with new role

NEWS: Printer manufacturer Roland DG is looking for a new online content and Academy training manager, who will lead live training sessions at the Roland DG Academy.

Roland extends Creative Awards deadline

NEWS: Roland DG has extended the deadline for entries to the Roland Creative Awards to January 29th, after receiving more than 600 entries since September.

Roland DG 'thriving' as it distances itself from manroland

Roland DG 'thriving' as it distances itself from manroland

NEWS: Roland DG has reassured the market, its clients and partners that it has no connection to manroland, which filed for insolvency last month.

Acrylic artwork wins Roland DG's People's Choice prize

Acrylic artwork wins Roland DG's People's Choice prize

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has announced the October winner of the People's Choice prize in its Creative Awards competition is Selim Halulu, for an artwork produced on a Roland MDX-540 milling machine.

Screen adds Roland UV-curable printer to wide-format range

Screen adds Roland UV-curable printer to wide-format range

NEWS: Roland DG and Screen UK have announced a partnership which sees the Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-curable wide-format printer incorporated into Screen's product range.

Competition winners learn application and finishing techniques at Roland Academy

Competition winners learn application and finishing techniques at Roland Academy

NEWS: Roland DG has revealed that the winners of a competition to win a place on a Roland Academy course chose to attend sessions on application techniques.

Roland sees value of online with Twitter milestone

Roland sees value of online with Twitter milestone

NEWS: Roland DG is celebrating accruing 1,000 followers on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.

Roland to reward 'incredible' customers with trip to Japan

Roland to reward 'incredible' customers with trip to Japan

NEWS: Roland DG has launched a competition to celebrate its 30th anniversary.

Roland follows website relaunch with new online forum

Roland follows website relaunch with new online forum

NEWS: Printing equipment manufacturer Roland DG has announced the introduction of a new online forum, intended to be a meeting place for customers, dealers and partners, where they can share information and ideas.

Roland opens showroom to cater for south-east

Roland opens showroom to cater for south-east

NEWS: Roland DG has opened a new showroom in Aldershot, Hampshire, UK, designed to bring demonstrations of its equipment to customers in the south-east region.

Roland aims to be industry's 'easiest company to deal with' with new website

NEWS: Roland DG has unveiled its redesigned website, geared towards making the wide-format printing equipment manufacturer easier to contact and to work with.

Output road test: Roland VersaStudio BN-20

Output road test: Roland VersaStudio BN-20

PRODUCT PROFILE: A compact eco-solvent printer with a very big heart: Sophie Matthews-Paul weighs the pros and cons of the Roland VersaStudio BN-20.

First Northprint 'successful venture' for Roland

First Northprint 'successful venture' for Roland

NEWS: Roland DG says its first time exhibiting at the Northprint trade fair was a success, after finding both existing and potential Roland customers displayed interest in its products.

Roland expands academy syllabus with finishing agreement

Roland expands academy syllabus with finishing agreement

NEWS: The Roland Academy is to offer additional training on finishing, following the installation of two Easymount hot and cold laminators.

Roland comments on new 'flexible' inks

Roland comments on new 'flexible' inks

NEWS: Roland DG has released further details on its new Eco-UV S elastic ink formulation, used in its VersaUV printers including the recently released wide-format LEJ-640.

Roland expands promotional printing machine offering

Roland expands promotional printing machine offering

NEWS: Roland has released a compact UV-curable printer suitable for promotional items as well as labels, photographs, logos and industrial marking applications.

Roland launches first desktop print-and-cut unit

Roland launches first desktop print-and-cut unit

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has brought to market a new print-and-cut solution, the VersaStudio BN-20, which it states is a world first.

Roland reports 'busiest ever' Sign and Digital UK

Roland reports 'busiest ever' Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: Roland DG says this year's Sign and Digital UK was its 'busiest ever', which it states is a result of an 'innovative approach' to exhibiting.

'No disruption' at Japanese factory, says Roland

'No disruption' at Japanese factory, says Roland

NEWS: Roland DG says there has been no reported disruption to its Japanese manufacturing facility following the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit the country last Friday.

Roland to expand with 'new and exciting' marketing role

Roland to expand with 'new and exciting' marketing role

NEWS: Roland DG has announced it is looking for 'an imaginative marketeer' to join its UK headquarters – which incorporates the Creative Centre demonstration facility – in Clevedon, North Somerset.

Adcock Stanton reels in innovative engraving application with Roland

Adcock Stanton reels in innovative engraving application with Roland

NEWS: Roland DG has released details on Adcock Stanton which has used Roland's EGX-350 desktop engraving unit to produce work beyond the standard nameplates and trophies – personalised back plates on fishing reels.

'Growing sales' of VersaCamm for dual CMYK options

NEWS: Roland DG states that it has seen 'growing numbers' of customers choosing its VersaCamm print-and-cut machine for its dual CMYK options as well as its highly publicised metallic and white ink capabilities.

'Rapid sales growth' in Ireland following Roland expansion

'Rapid sales growth' in Ireland following Roland expansion

NEWS: Roland DG has reported 'a significant increase in popularity' for its wide-format ink-jet solutions in Ireland, following the appointments of suppliers Sign + Digital, and Print and Finishing.

Roland releases new dye-sub machine for soft signs

Roland releases new dye-sub machine for soft signs

NEWS: Roland DG has announced the introduction of its new VersaArt RS-640S, a dye-sublimation version of its VersaArt RS-640.

Roland's Creative Centre opens its doors

Roland's Creative Centre opens its doors

NEWS: Roland has announced its new solutions showroom – called the Creative Centre – is now open at its UK headquarters in Somerset.

Roland print-and-cut finds a fan in vehicle graphics company

Roland print-and-cut finds a fan in vehicle graphics company

NEWS: Washington-based Discount Vehicle Lettering Company (DVLC) has demonstrated the uses of the VersaCamm VS-640 print-and-cut machine on vehicle graphics, says manufacturer Roland DG.

Roland team member completes marathon task for charity

Roland team member completes marathon task for charity

NEWS: Roland DG marketing manager Lisa Metcalfe completed the Birmingham Half Marathon recently in aid of a diabetes charity.

Free Roland guide outlines wide-format opportunities

Free Roland guide outlines wide-format opportunities

NEWS: Roland DG (UK) says it is responding to an increasing demand from commercial printers for opportunities in display production by providing a dedicated microsite and printed guide outlining the positives of wide-format printing.

PFE appointed to boost Roland's Irish commercial sector presence

NEWS: Roland DG has announced the appointment of Dublin-based supplier Print and Finishing Equipment (PFE) as a distributor.

Roland Americas customers to be 'better served' with Spanish website

Roland Americas customers to be 'better served' with Spanish website

NEWS: Roland DGA has launched a new Spanish language website which it says is aimed at better serving Spanish-speaking businesses in the Americas.

Metallic ink machine buyers reflect on purchase

Metallic ink machine buyers reflect on purchase

NEWS: UK-based companies which bought Roland's SolJet Pro III XC-540MT and VersaCamm VS-640 – which both feature metallic and white ink – have commented on the applications they have achieved with the machines.

Wider VersaUV 'opens up the market'

Wider VersaUV 'opens up the market'

NEWS: Roland says the newly-launched wider version of its VersaUV print-and-cut solution machine 'opens up the market for more versatile UV-curable applications', including fine art.

Roland kit now supported by EFI software

Roland kit now supported by EFI software

NEWS: Roland DG has announced that its newest and best-selling wide-format ink-jet printers and printing/cutting kit are now supported by EFI Colorproof and Fiery XF software.

Roland warns of 'smoke' fault in XC-540MT

NEWS: Roland Japan has released an announcement regarding the SolJet Pro III XC-540MT printer, which it says has a firmware fault which may render it inactive or, in the worst case, emit smoke from or around the control panel.

New Roland vinyl cutter ‘outperforms competitors’

NEWS: Roland DG says its new large-format vinyl cutters ‘outperforms’ other products on the market thanks to its ‘new generation of servo motor technology’.

Roland picks up three EDP awards

NEWS: Roland DG has won three awards at the European Digital Press (EDP) Awards for its ink-jet technologies.

Oris looks to refine Flex Pack Web with Esko integration

Oris looks to refine Flex Pack Web with Esko integration

NEWS: Oris's Flex Pack Web colour management software will incorporate Esko's Colour Engine spot colour profile database after a technology-sharing deal.

Caldera quick to the punch with drivers for Roland VersaExpress engine

Caldera quick to the punch with drivers for Roland VersaExpress engine

NEWS: Hot on the heels of the release of Roland DG's VersaExpress RF-640, Caldera has rolled out a set of drivers to support the printer.

PrintMAX offers an open goal with World Cup offer

NEWS: With the World Cup on its way, printMAX has offered customers the chance to win their money back on any Roland printer.

Newtech wide-format roadshow to return to London in July

Newtech wide-format roadshow to return to London in July

NEWS: Production of various displays will be on show again at London's Sandown Park when micro-exhibition Newtech returns on July 8th and 9th.

Sign+Digital looks to cruise into the UK after successful Sign UK outing

Sign+Digital looks to cruise into the UK after successful Sign UK outing

NEWS: Dublin-based Sign+Digital is looking to build on success from Sign and Digital UK by recruiting account managers to expand within mainland Britain.

Promotions and giveaways at Sign and Digital UK 2014

Promotions and giveaways at Sign and Digital UK 2014

OPINION: Will Thompson explores some of the big prizes you could walk away with from Sign and Digital UK 2014.

Second XR-640 from PrintMax 'transforms' business at Complete Sign Solutions

Second XR-640 from PrintMax 'transforms' business at Complete Sign Solutions

NEWS: Complete Sign Solutions has added a second Roland XR-640 to its printer portfolio in order to produce more consistent colour.

PrintMax gears up for biggest show to date at Sign and Digital

PrintMax gears up for biggest show to date at Sign and Digital

NEWS: PrintMax have announced its largest ever exhibition stand at Sign and Digital UK, as it prepares to return for a sixth consecutive year.

PrintMax helps interior decor specialists realise potential of Roland engine

PrintMax helps interior decor specialists realise potential of Roland engine

NEWS: Roland reseller PrintMax has helped a pair of sisters take a radically different approach to interior design with their Roland VersaArt RS-640.

QPS to become Roland dye-sublimation reseller

QPS to become Roland dye-sublimation reseller

NEWS: Quality Print Services (QPS) has joined the authorised Roland reseller channel, allowing the wide-format print house to sell Roland's dye-sublimation engines.

PrintMax pips world to the post with first VersaCamm VS-i sale

PrintMax pips world to the post with first VersaCamm VS-i sale

NEWS: PrintMax has made the first world-wide sale of Roland's new VersaCamm VS-i printer.

Radecal opens new Aylesbury demonstration facility

NEWS: Radecal has announced the opening of its new demonstration facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

PrintMax to demonstrate new Roland printers across the UK

PrintMax to demonstrate new Roland printers across the UK

NEWS: PrintMax is to hold a series of demonstration days, which will allow potential customers to get to grips with new Roland machines.

Signpost Signs looks to new challenges with Roland Pro4 XR-640

Signpost Signs looks to new challenges with Roland Pro4 XR-640

NEWS: Signpost Signs has invested in Roland DG's SolJet Pro4 XR-640 print-and-cut engine to move into new wrap and décor applications.

Antalis and Roland DG announce presence at Print Efficiently 2013

Antalis and Roland DG announce presence at Print Efficiently 2013

NEWS: Antalis and Roland DG have revealed as latest exhibitors at Print Efficiently 2013 on October 1st – 3rd and 8th – 10th.

Sign Africa: stars of the exhibition

Sign Africa: stars of the exhibition

FEATURE: Ben McCabe takes a look at some of the highlights of Sign Africa Expo 2013, taking place from August 21st - 23rd 2013 in Johannesburg.

Solvent strikes back

Solvent strikes back

FEATURE: Barney Cox considers the new generation of solvent-based engines around the £20,000 mark and how they are bringing the fight back to latex.

A clear winner: the benefits of ink-jet varnish

A clear winner: the benefits of ink-jet varnish

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the applications and advantages for clear varnish in ink-jet printers.

Organisers and exhibitors hail success of Sign and Digital UK

Organisers and exhibitors hail success of Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: The organisers of Sign and Digital UK says this year's event was a 'huge success' with a total of 5,677 unique visitors attending.

New brands on show for Signmaster at Sign and Digital UK

New brands on show for Signmaster at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: Signmaster Systems says it is set to showcase a 'wealth of new brands' next week at Sign and Digital UK, including Canon and Antalis.

Time for the annual pilgrimage: Sign and Digital UK preview

Time for the annual pilgrimage: Sign and Digital UK preview

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the technologies that we can expect to see at the Sign and Digital UK 2013 and why it's worth going.

Revolution and 3M partner to showcase new wide-format label media at Sign and Digital

NEWS: Wide-format reseller Revolution will demonstrate a new 3M eco-solvent printable polyester with the 'legendary' 350 adhesive at Sign and Digital UK, it has announced.

Fabric choices: entering the digital textile printing arena

Fabric choices: entering the digital textile printing arena

FEATURE: Wide-format print expert Sophie Matthews-Paul addresses the major obstacles and overviews the options for those considering the digital textile market.

All that glitters is production gold for Datum Print

All that glitters is production gold for Datum Print

NEWS: Datum Print has used its Roland VersaCamm VS-640 and Eco-Sol Max metallic inks to win new contracts in the luxury graphics market.

Double investment from CWES pays off for Frost Signs

Double investment from CWES pays off for Frost Signs

NEWS: Kent's Frost Signs says it is 'delighted' with the Expanse Premier Cast Vinyl and cast laminate from CWE Solutions for vehicle wraps.

Exhibitors reveal plans for Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: More exhibitors have announced product launches and UK premieres planned for next month's Sign and Digital UK.

A shiny challenge: metallic inks for wide-format print

A shiny challenge: metallic inks for wide-format print

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul delves into the latest developments in the eye-catching world of metallic inks – including new UV-curable formulations.

printMax named most successful Roland dealer for third year

printMax named most successful Roland dealer for third year

NEWS: Hampshire-based wide-format reseller printMax has been named the most successful authorised Roland dealer for a third year running, the company has announced.

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

A wide-format retrospective: 2012 in context

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reflects on the year just passed and looks ahead to 2013, debating what platforms could be of interest to wide-format print houses looking to invest this year.

First orders placed for Colorific UV Light conversion kits at tech briefings

First orders placed for Colorific UV Light conversion kits at tech briefings

NEWS: Third-party ink supplier Colorific says its recent series of briefings on its new UV Light ink technology have received 'extremely positive' feedback from the more than 20 end users who attended.

CGS launches 'turnkey' Oris Flex Pack Web proofing solution

CGS launches 'turnkey' Oris Flex Pack Web proofing solution

NEWS: Following its début at the Packaging Innovations show last month, the ORIS Flex Pack // Web contract proofing solution has been officially launched by CGS Publishing Technologies.

UK tour for Roland SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 announced by printMax

UK tour for Roland SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 announced by printMax

NEWS: Roland dealer printMax is set to take the new SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 print-and-cut engine on the road to give potential buyers in five locations a chance to see the UK premiere of the new machine in action.

Success at Print Efficiently 2012 with sales and leads

Success at Print Efficiently 2012 with sales and leads

NEWS: The organisers of Print Efficiently 2012 are looking forward to the second leg of the event following a successful first three days last week.

Spandex becomes authorised Roland dealer

Spandex becomes authorised Roland dealer

NEWS: Spandex's open house event on November 7th and 8th will include wide-format machinery from Roland DG for the first time, following an announcement by the companies today.

Ipex 2014 reinforced by new signings

Ipex 2014 reinforced by new signings

NEWS: Ipex 2014 is shucking accusations of a weaker showing by announcing 46 new exhibitor sign-ups since June this year, including Konica Minolta, which has upped its stand size by 95 percent compared with 2010.

More exhibitors confirmed for Print Efficiently 2012

NEWS: Intellingent Finishing Systems, the organisers of next month's Print Efficiently event, have announced the latest companies to sign up to exhibit.

Sign Solutions SW snaps up new Roland SolJet on launch day

Sign Solutions SW snaps up new Roland SolJet on launch day

NEWS: Sign Solutions SW has become the first European owner of the new Roland SolJet Pro 4 XR-640, having ordered the machine on its launch day.

'Major themes and developments' of wide-format on show at Viscom

'Major themes and developments' of wide-format on show at Viscom

NEWS: Next month's Viscom Frankfurt will feature a host of new wide-format printing technologies and applications, its organiser states.

Esko conference to feature Roland packaging kit

Esko conference to feature Roland packaging kit

NEWS: Esko will hold its annual UK user event at in Loughborough on September 6th, where it will showcase its products and their possibilities for display companies.

printMax extends offer to Paralympics following 'great reception'

NEWS: Wide-format printer supplier printMax has extended its Olympic offer to include the Paralympics period, after the scheme boosted a traditionally 'quiet month'.

Elite Signs and Graphics goes wild at farm safari

Elite Signs and Graphics goes wild at farm safari

NEWS: A new attraction in south Wales sees visitors invited to take a safari excursion on a tractor trailer wrapped by Elite Signs and Graphics.

printMax launches summer promotion

printMax launches summer promotion

NEWS: Roland large-format printer distributor printMax has announced a promotion for August, which includes special offers on the whole Roland range.

International Greetings goes crackers for Roland VersaUV LEC-540

International Greetings goes crackers for Roland VersaUV LEC-540

NEWS: International Greetings says its new Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter has 'transformed' its workflow 'beyond recognition'.

'Fantastic' response to printMax Discovery Days

'Fantastic' response to printMax Discovery Days

NEWS: PrintMax says its recent series of Discovery Days, designed to showcase Roland digital printers, have been a success.

Gravure company moves into packaging proofing with EFI and Roland

Gravure company moves into packaging proofing with EFI and Roland

NEWS: Bristol-based gravure cylinder engraver Apex Cylinders has diversified into the packaging proofing market with a new company, Studio404.

Discovery Days to show 'something new' from printMax

Discovery Days to show 'something new' from printMax

NEWS: Roland dealer printMax is to host three Discovery Days in partnership with the manufacturer.

printMax 'seeing results' from social media

printMax 'seeing results' from social media

NEWS: printMax says increasing its online presence with social media interaction 'is proving to be hugely beneficial'.

The wider elements of drupa

The wider elements of drupa

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul rounds up the new wide-format technology on show at this year's drupa.

Digital diversity across the board: low- and mid-range wide-format at drupa 2012

Digital diversity across the board: low- and mid-range wide-format at drupa 2012

FEATURE: Visitors can expect to see a comprehensive range of low and mid-range ink-jet machines at this year's drupa. Sophie Matthews-Paul reports.

'Real emphasis' on sales at Sign and Digital UK

'Real emphasis' on sales at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: The organiser of Sign and Digital UK has received positive feedback following March's show from exhibitors and visitors.

First looks at the NEC: new technology at Sign and Digital UK

First looks at the NEC: new technology at Sign and Digital UK

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the new technology additions at this year's Sign and Digital UK.

FESPA Digital review: a show driven by software

FESPA Digital review: a show driven by software

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul comments on the key features at this year's FESPA Digital.

On a steady growth path: LED curing

On a steady growth path: LED curing

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the increasing popularity of LED curing.

2011 review and 2012 preview: a move from the transient to the permanent for sign-making?

2011 review and 2012 preview: a move from the transient to the permanent for sign-making?

FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns starts Output's series of 2011 reviews and 2012 previews with her thoughts on sign-making.

Across the board: user forums

Across the board: user forums

FEATURE: Internet forums have sprung up to cover a multitude of industries. Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the effectiveness of these areas in the display industry.

Prime cuts: vinyl cutting software

Prime cuts: vinyl cutting software

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the vinyl cutter options now available.

Revolution Transfers to offer range of proofing options with Roland

Revolution Transfers to offer range of proofing options with Roland

NEWS: CGS Publishing Technologies International has announced Leicestershire-based Revolution Transfers has become a CGS reseller in the UK.

Building bridges to the future: wide-format and sign-making educational resources

Building bridges to the future: wide-format and sign-making educational resources

FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.

Brothers combine Resources to create print company

Brothers combine Resources to create print company

NEWS: Brothers Darren and Lance Britnell have begun a new print enterprise together in High Wycombe, UK.

Roland Academy students impress UK politicians with Honda vehicle wrap at WorldSkills event

Roland Academy students impress UK politicians with Honda vehicle wrap at WorldSkills event

NEWS: WorldSkills London 2011, the world's largest skills competition according to its organisers, featured vehicle wrapping on a Honda Accord by students trained at the Roland Academy.

'Innovative achievements' honoured in Viscom Düsseldorf awards

'Innovative achievements' honoured in Viscom Düsseldorf awards

NEWS: The winners of the Viscom Awards were announced during the Viscom Düsseldorf trade fair last week.

RIPs: the hidden power of wide-format production

RIPs: the hidden power of wide-format production

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at RIPs, the software used to drive today's wide-format printers.

Strong cast supports Screen's Widescreen event

Strong cast supports Screen's Widescreen event

NEWS: Bringing applications and machines together was once again key at Screen's in-house event, Widescreen 2011.

AMR Signs expands with refurbished Roland

AMR Signs expands with refurbished Roland

NEWS: Surrey-based sign-maker AMR Signs says it has expanded its services following the installation of a refurbished Roland VersaCamm SP540V.

Digital printing takes on the textile giants in Barcelona

Digital printing takes on the textile giants in Barcelona

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reports on her recent visit to Itma.

Signarama works to help reduce road accidents with fire brigade

Signarama works to help reduce road accidents with fire brigade

NEWS: Signarama has played a part in a campaign launched by the West Midlands Fire Service, by creating a special car.

Smith Signs installs new Roland hybrid machine

Smith Signs installs new Roland hybrid machine

NEWS: Smith Signs, based in Guernsey, has received a new Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 from supplier printMax.

Seeing the light: UV-curing

Seeing the light: UV-curing

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses today's UV-curing technologies.

Revolution Transfers to showcase Roland print-and-cut kit at Labelexpo

Revolution Transfers to showcase Roland print-and-cut kit at Labelexpo

NEWS: The upcoming Labelexpo exhibition in Brussels, Belgium will feature the launch of a complete digital production solution from UK-based supplier Revolution Transfers.

Signmaster hosts own signage exhibition

Signmaster hosts own signage exhibition

NEWS: Signmaster Systems is to hold its own sign-making and printing exhibition in October.

Something special: using unusual effects for signage and displays

Something special: using unusual effects for signage and displays

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the growing market for different effects using wide-format digital printers.

Fingerprint Fo+ invests in Roland LEC-540 to work with 'unpredictable' print market

Fingerprint Fo+ invests in Roland LEC-540 to work with 'unpredictable' print market

NEWS: A new print-and-cut Roland LEC-540 has been installed at the Welwyn Garden City premises of print provider Fingerprint Fo+.

Pyramid to sell Atech equipment following strategic alliance

Pyramid to sell Atech equipment following strategic alliance

NEWS: Atech says it has agreed a strategic alliance with Pyramid Display Materials, which will allow Pyramid to sell Atech's wide-format printing and display finishing equipment.

Under the VDP bonnet

Under the VDP bonnet

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.

printMax to demo Roland VersaUV at open days

printMax to demo Roland VersaUV at open days

NEWS: Roland distribution partner printMax is to hold a number of open house events, where print service providers will be invited to get hands-on with Roland's VersaUV technology.

Gifts and giveaways: promotional and personalised items

Gifts and giveaways: promotional and personalised items

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how digital processes have brought value to the promotional goods sector.

The icing on the ink-jet cake: white and clear inks

The icing on the ink-jet cake: white and clear inks

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses the novel and practical advantages of white ink and clear varnish.

GMG proofing software now supports Roland VersaCamm

GMG proofing software now supports Roland VersaCamm

NEWS: GMG has announced its ColorProof proofing software now offers full support to the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 and VersaCamm VS.

The wheels keep turning: vehicle graphics for advertising

The wheels keep turning: vehicle graphics for advertising

FEATURE: Car wraps remain popular – indeed, demand appears to be growing – as a means to advertise a specific product.

Classic Lines Plus Signs on the right track with pub signage

NEWS: Classic Lines Plus Signs of Nottinghamshire has completed a project for a local pub, The Railway Inn, which required a new double-sided hanging sign.

Colour me right

Colour me right

FEATURE: No-one will dispute that a big minefield in today's wide-format production lies in getting the colour right.

EDP serves up awards to wide-format manufacturers

EDP serves up awards to wide-format manufacturers

NEWS: The European Digital Press Association (EDP) presented its awards for 2011 at FESPA Digital in Hamburg, giving accolades in several categories.

Education, education, education: sign-making and graphics training

Education, education, education: sign-making and graphics training

FEATURE: Education, training and skills have been buzzwords in the UK's industries for years, in part prompted by rising unemployment levels and an aging workforce, and the advantages of filling a skills gap are manifold.

FESPA preview pt 2: evolution to the fore

FESPA preview pt 2: evolution to the fore

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines the hardware trends appearing at FESPA.

FESPA Digital preview: beneath the covers

FESPA Digital preview: beneath the covers

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks under the bonnets of this year's FESPA exhibits.

Replacing old print equipment: for and against

Replacing old print equipment: for and against

FEATURE: Production houses usually have two choices when they want to increase their print capabilities.

Roland to take Creative Centre to Northprint

Roland to take Creative Centre to Northprint

NEWS: Roland DG has confirmed its Creative Centre will go on the road for next month's Northprint exhibition, where it will 'feature strongly' in the Applications Area.

A royal slew of new printers: making sense of the new launches

A royal slew of new printers: making sense of the new launches

FEATURE: With new offerings out from Roland DG, HP, Fujifilm, Océ and Seiko one could be forgiven for thinking that there's a fair or two in the works.

Small but perfectly formed: the route to small-size products for wide-format printers

Small but perfectly formed: the route to small-size products for wide-format printers

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul predicts a growth in narrower output, and explains why it will add value to the market.

The future of solvents

The future of solvents

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at today's chemistries, and what their future will bring to the market.

Corel and Roland to 'demonstrate seamless workflow' at Sign and Digital UK

Corel and Roland to 'demonstrate seamless workflow' at Sign and Digital UK

NEWS: Sign and Digital UK, which begins tomorrow (April 12th), will feature demonstrations of a 'seamless workflow' by Corel and Roland DG as part of its educational programme, it has been announced.

Showtime: Sign and Digital UK 2011 preview

Showtime: Sign and Digital UK 2011 preview

FEATURE: Sign and Digital is, essentially, the biggest date on the calendar for many in the industry in the UK, whether they are manufacturers or suppliers, or sign shops or printers.

Inks: Our flexible friends

Inks: Our flexible friends

FEATURE: If there has been one area which has largely remained faithful to solvent-based printing to date, it's the ability of this ink chemistry to be able to retain its flexibility across all shapes and surfaces.

Bordeaux reports success at Italy's MedPrint show

Bordeaux reports success at Italy's MedPrint show

NEWS: Bordeaux Digital PrintInk and its distribution partner LFDP have reported a busy stand at the recent MedPrint 2011 exhibition, held in Rome, Italy.

The value of customisation: variable data printing

The value of customisation: variable data printing

FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains the benefits of VDP in wide-format applications

Image2Output turns to Roland VersaCamm to expand into packaging

Image2Output turns to Roland VersaCamm to expand into packaging

NEWS: Image2Output has added Roland VersaCamm VS and VersaUV LEC machines to its offering.

Radecal named Roland's newest sign and display partner

Radecal named Roland's newest sign and display partner

NEWS: Roland DG has appointed Tyne and Wear-based Radecal Machine Sales and Service as its newest partner, allowing it to represent its digital printing and sign-making product range.

Classic Lines expands with metallic addition

Classic Lines expands with metallic addition

NEWS: Mansfield-based Classic Lines Plus Signs has commented on the diversity it intends to offer its customers following the recent purchase of a VersaCamm VS-640 print-and-cut unit with white and metallic ink from Roland DG.

More than just a pretty face: UV-curable ink-jet in industrial and specialist areas

More than just a pretty face: UV-curable ink-jet in industrial and specialist areas

FEATURE: We might all associate the use of wide-format digital print with the display sector yet, in reality, ink-jet is moving relentlessly into other areas of production including industrial and three-dimensional developments.

HolloGraphics sees white with VersaCamm

HolloGraphics sees white with VersaCamm

NEWS: Winchester-based HolloGraphics has commented on its recent purchase of a Roland VersaCamm VS-640 and its ability to print with white ink.

Wide Format Print Shop Live! to debut at FESPA Americas

NEWS: The upcoming FESPA Americas exhibition is to feature the world's first Wide Format Print Shop Live!, the organisation has confirmed.

Requires some modernisation: home décor

Requires some modernisation: home décor

FEATURE: When house-hunting, a phrase which turns up frequently is 'in need of some modernisation'.

QuickPrint SW quick off the mark with VersaCamm

QuickPrint SW quick off the mark with VersaCamm

NEWS: Exeter-based QuickPrint SW purchased a Roland DG VersaCamm VS-640 the day the printers saw the machine in action at Roland's Creative Centre, the manufacturer has revealed.

Prototyping possibilities of Roland VersaUV demonstrated by Beams

Prototyping possibilities of Roland VersaUV demonstrated by Beams

NEWS: Beams International in Kent has installed Europe's first Roland DG VersaUV LEC-540 UV-curable printer, where it is being used as part of the packaging specialist's proofing and prototyping system.

Cross-discipline supplier enters display graphics market

Cross-discipline supplier enters display graphics market

NEWS: Reprographic Technology International (RTI) has announced expansion from its traditional repro arena into sign and display graphics, adding to its range of OEM spares and consumables to suit this sector.

Prime cuts: computerised cutting can save time and money

Prime cuts: computerised cutting can save time and money

FEATURE: The terms print-and-cut and print-to-cut have become increasingly common in wide-format digital parlance as display producers and sign-makers are pushed increasingly towards diversification in their applications.

GMG now supports Roland VersaUV

GMG now supports Roland VersaUV

NEWS: GMG has announced the availability of the GMG printer driver for Roland DG's printer/cutter VersaUV LEC-330, which it says will enable the production of 'perfect mock-ups'.

Eyeball eyes a challenge with ice rink

NEWS: Ramsgate’s Eyeball Digital Signs has worked with design agency Cave Creative to deliver a solution to a challenging problem in the centre of London.

Mimaki breaks Roland's exclusivity on the wide-format metallic market

Mimaki breaks Roland's exclusivity on the wide-format metallic market

FEATURE: It was never going to take too long: Mimaki, represented in the UK by Hybrid Services, has announced that it, too, will bring to market a metallic ink type for wide-format production.

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