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.
NEWS: Roland has introduced a new model in the SolJet wide-format family, the 64" (1.6m) SolJet Pro4 XF-640, nicknamed 'The Beast'.
NEWS: Roland DG says its recent showing at Packaging Innovations 2013 was a 'roaring success'.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG will make its first appearance at the European Packaging Summit in Berlin, Germany next week.
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.
NEWS: VersaWorks v4.8 now incorporates six Pantone Plus and Goe colour libraries, enabling tones from these books to be converted to CMYK values.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG has launched a free, monthly half-day training event focused on new revenue opportunities called the Better Business Boot Camp.
NEWS: ALD Print says it is 'thrilled' with its purchase of a VersaUV LEF-12 desktop UV-curable printer from Roland dealer Grafityp.
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.
NEWS: The Print Efficiently event will include live demonstrations of kit including Roland DG's VersaCamm and VersaUV.
NEWS: Roland DG's permanent technology showcase, the Creative Centre, has reopened following a renovation.
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.
NEWS: Walsall College has announced the successful completion of its first full qualification in digital print by 24 students.
NEWS: The owner of UK display producer Asbo Graphics has commented on its Roland DG VersaStudio BN-20 desktop printer and cutter.
NEWS: Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts, based in north-eastern China, has been named the grand prize winner of Roland Creative Awards.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG (UK) has added a new white ink configuration to its VersaStudio BN-20 and VersaCamm VS Series machines.
NEWS: Roland DG says its range of proofing and prototyping products 'wowed' at Packaging Innovations.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG UK has announced its EGX engravers are now available from Tyne and Wear-based authorised dealer Radecal.
NEWS: Roland DG has been certified by the employee management standards body Investors In People, recognising Roland DG's commitment to staff.
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.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG has reassured the market, its clients and partners that it has no connection to manroland, which filed for insolvency last month.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG is celebrating accruing 1,000 followers on the micro-blogging platform Twitter.
NEWS: Roland DG has launched a competition to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
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.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG has unveiled its redesigned website, geared towards making the wide-format printing equipment manufacturer easier to contact and to work with.
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.
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.
NEWS: The Roland Academy is to offer additional training on finishing, following the installation of two Easymount hot and cold laminators.
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.
NEWS: Roland has released a compact UV-curable printer suitable for promotional items as well as labels, photographs, logos and industrial marking applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG has announced the introduction of its new VersaArt RS-640S, a dye-sublimation version of its VersaArt RS-640.
NEWS: Roland has announced its new solutions showroom – called the Creative Centre – is now open at its UK headquarters in Somerset.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG marketing manager Lisa Metcalfe completed the Birmingham Half Marathon recently in aid of a diabetes charity.
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.
NEWS: Roland DG has announced the appointment of Dublin-based supplier Print and Finishing Equipment (PFE) as a distributor.
NEWS: Roland DGA has launched a new Spanish language website which it says is aimed at better serving Spanish-speaking businesses in the Americas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
NEWS: Roland DG has won three awards at the European Digital Press (EDP) Awards for its ink-jet technologies.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the applications and advantages for clear varnish in ink-jet printers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FEATURE: Wide-format print expert Sophie Matthews-Paul addresses the major obstacles and overviews the options for those considering the digital textile market.
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.
NEWS: Kent's Frost Signs says it is 'delighted' with the Expanse Premier Cast Vinyl and cast laminate from CWE Solutions for vehicle wraps.
NEWS: More exhibitors have announced product launches and UK premieres planned for next month's Sign and Digital UK.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul delves into the latest developments in the eye-catching world of metallic inks – including new UV-curable formulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: Intellingent Finishing Systems, the organisers of next month's Print Efficiently event, have announced the latest companies to sign up to exhibit.
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.
NEWS: Next month's Viscom Frankfurt will feature a host of new wide-format printing technologies and applications, its organiser states.
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.
NEWS: Wide-format printer supplier printMax has extended its Olympic offer to include the Paralympics period, after the scheme boosted a traditionally 'quiet month'.
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.
NEWS: Roland large-format printer distributor printMax has announced a promotion for August, which includes special offers on the whole Roland range.
NEWS: International Greetings says its new Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter has 'transformed' its workflow 'beyond recognition'.
NEWS: PrintMax says its recent series of Discovery Days, designed to showcase Roland digital printers, have been a success.
NEWS: Bristol-based gravure cylinder engraver Apex Cylinders has diversified into the packaging proofing market with a new company, Studio404.
NEWS: Roland dealer printMax is to host three Discovery Days in partnership with the manufacturer.
NEWS: printMax says increasing its online presence with social media interaction 'is proving to be hugely beneficial'.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul rounds up the new wide-format technology on show at this year's drupa.
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.
NEWS: The organiser of Sign and Digital UK has received positive feedback following March's show from exhibitors and visitors.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the new technology additions at this year's Sign and Digital UK.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul comments on the key features at this year's FESPA Digital.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the increasing popularity of LED curing.
FEATURE: Morwenna Kearns starts Output's series of 2011 reviews and 2012 previews with her thoughts on sign-making.
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.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines some of the vinyl cutter options now available.
NEWS: CGS Publishing Technologies International has announced Leicestershire-based Revolution Transfers has become a CGS reseller in the UK.
FEATURE: Nick Smith looks at some of the UK institutions supporting wide-format print and sign-making educational schemes.
NEWS: Brothers Darren and Lance Britnell have begun a new print enterprise together in High Wycombe, UK.
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.
NEWS: The winners of the Viscom Awards were announced during the Viscom Düsseldorf trade fair last week.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at RIPs, the software used to drive today's wide-format printers.
NEWS: Bringing applications and machines together was once again key at Screen's in-house event, Widescreen 2011.
NEWS: Surrey-based sign-maker AMR Signs says it has expanded its services following the installation of a refurbished Roland VersaCamm SP540V.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul reports on her recent visit to Itma.
NEWS: Signarama has played a part in a campaign launched by the West Midlands Fire Service, by creating a special car.
NEWS: Smith Signs, based in Guernsey, has received a new Roland VersaUV LEJ-640 from supplier printMax.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses today's UV-curing technologies.
NEWS: The upcoming Labelexpo exhibition in Brussels, Belgium will feature the launch of a complete digital production solution from UK-based supplier Revolution Transfers.
NEWS: Signmaster Systems is to hold its own sign-making and printing exhibition in October.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at the growing market for different effects using wide-format digital printers.
NEWS: A new print-and-cut Roland LEC-540 has been installed at the Welwyn Garden City premises of print provider Fingerprint Fo+.
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.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains some of the technicalities which are vital to handling variable data efficiently.
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.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at how digital processes have brought value to the promotional goods sector.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul discusses the novel and practical advantages of white ink and clear varnish.
NEWS: GMG has announced its ColorProof proofing software now offers full support to the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 and VersaCamm VS.
FEATURE: Car wraps remain popular – indeed, demand appears to be growing – as a means to advertise a specific product.
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.
FEATURE: No-one will dispute that a big minefield in today's wide-format production lies in getting the colour right.
NEWS: The European Digital Press Association (EDP) presented its awards for 2011 at FESPA Digital in Hamburg, giving accolades in several categories.
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.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul outlines the hardware trends appearing at FESPA.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks under the bonnets of this year's FESPA exhibits.
FEATURE: Production houses usually have two choices when they want to increase their print capabilities.
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.
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.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul predicts a growth in narrower output, and explains why it will add value to the market.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul looks at today's chemistries, and what their future will bring to the market.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: Bordeaux Digital PrintInk and its distribution partner LFDP have reported a busy stand at the recent MedPrint 2011 exhibition, held in Rome, Italy.
FEATURE: Sophie Matthews-Paul explains the benefits of VDP in wide-format applications
NEWS: Image2Output has added Roland VersaCamm VS and VersaUV LEC machines to its offering.
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.
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.
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.
NEWS: Winchester-based HolloGraphics has commented on its recent purchase of a Roland VersaCamm VS-640 and its ability to print with white ink.
NEWS: The upcoming FESPA Americas exhibition is to feature the world's first Wide Format Print Shop Live!, the organisation has confirmed.
FEATURE: When house-hunting, a phrase which turns up frequently is 'in need of some modernisation'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.