Advertising printer Hodge in the German city of Schleswig can't complain about its work. The combination of superior customer service and high quality and reliability attracts customers from all over Europe to the company. The machines here run six days per week, often 24 hours per day. It was high time for some efficiency improvements. At Drupa, Hodge owner Michael Marquardt bought a Roland EJ-640 and ended up being the proud owner of one of the first such machines in Europe.
A Roland DG print and cut machine is the only tool you need to produce the widest range of applications imaginable, with our team uncovering new and innovative ways to maximise your machine’s capabilities every day.
Buying a Roland DG printer is an important investment, and as the proud manufacturer we’re always on hand to help you make the right decision. In addition to our advice, you also get the benefit of a country-wide Authorised Dealer network, but from time to time we’re asked why we don’t sell direct to our customers. Why user dealers? Well, let’s try to put it into word.
The Japanese term of Monozukuri is described by professor Takahiro Fujimoto of the Manufacturing Management Research Center at the University of Tokyo as the "art, science and craft of making things". The philosophy not only covers the streamlined manufacturing processes of research & development, procurement and production, it goes deeper; Monozokuri reinforces the craftsmanship involved in highly skilled engineers creating complex high-tech machinery – reinstating what is considered by some as a manual function, back to its rightful place as an art form in its own right.
Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the print industry, it’s likely that you would have already come across the third party (or alternative) ink debate. The quality, colour and durability of a chosen ink are essential in producing high quality graphics and long-lasting prints; therefore, it is imperative that you are aware of all the facts around third party and manufacturer inks and so you can make an informed decision as to which is the best for your business.
At FESPA Digital in Amsterdam, Joris Langedijk from the design firm Eelan decided to purchase the new TrueVIS VG on-the-spot. The machine was installed last week by Tripa, a Roland dealer in the Netherlands, making it the first installation of this machine in Europe.
Our new RIP software, Roland VersaWorks Dual, contains all VersaWorks' handy functions and various new features that simplify your work. Moreover, the software is equipped with two “interpreters” for, on the one hand, Postscript and, on the other hand, PDF files. They ensure all special effects are always correctly printed. Layers, transparencies, drop shadows and blur need no longer worry you.
Expo-Etcetera was awarded a silver FESPA Award in the textile printing category for the thin voiles it produced for our showroom in Geel, Belgium. The voiles are stretched in wooden frames which are positioned in the middle of the room. In these frames (also called “moods”), we show numerous applications of our large-format printers and cutters.
VersaWorks software from Roland DG can be used to print variable data. This means that you can adjust text and/or images from print to print, while the overall lay-out remains the same. This is very useful if, for example, you want to print name badges, product stickers or certificates. In short, variable data allows you to personalise your prints quickly and easily.
There are two ways to cut out prints. On the one hand, you can cut the contours of an image. For example, consider stickers where you cut out the shape of the image. You can simply peel this image off of the backing paper and stick it wherever you like. On the other hand, you can cut right through the material on which you are printing (including the backing paper). This gives you finished stickers that you can easily pile up or hand out.
There is a high demand for promotional textiles, sporting attire and uniforms bearing a logo, photograph, design or text. Sometimes, the orders are very large, but often, only a few units are ordered. Thanks to Roland DG digital printers (with integrated cutting functionality), you can respond to that demand quickly. There are no start-up costs so even the smallest runs are profitable. In addition, the number of colours is completely irrelevant. Full colour can be done at the same price as fewer colours.
Making an art reproduction seems difficult at best, but in fact it's easier than it sounds. The two most important elements of the process are having a digital file which reflects the complete work to be reproduced and a Roland DG UV printer. For digitising existing artworks, Roland DG works together with Cruse Scanner.