Printing Packaging

With Digital Packaging Prototyping Machines

Ron Süßmann of inspecting a printed packaging prototype
Ron Süßmann of inspecting a printed packaging prototype

Packaging Printing with Digital Print Solutions

Packaging makes it possible to store, bulk handle, preserve, sell, and ship products without damage or loss of nutritional value. But it is not just functional: it’s also the first impression customers get about a product.

Packaging can tell a story, evoke feelings, and add value to products. Whether it’s a shampoo bottle, a packet of sweets, or a box for high-end luxury items, packaging matters. And because it matters, it needs to be done right.


Packaging Printers

Invest in the Best and Go Even Further

Do you need to create colour-accurate proofs or realistic mock-ups, complete with the staple effects of packaging (embossing, varnishing, and hot foil stamps)? Roland DG digital solutions give you a versatile, fast and low-cost way to print on original or extremely similar substrates without needing specialised proofing equipment.

Top Quality Hardware

Go even further with professional packaging printing machines

Intuitive Software

Print packaging your way with feature-rich and simple software

Roland DG Care Warranty

Secure your investment with industry-leading support


Print Packaging and Labels

Give your customers exactly what they want

Packaging prototype for a bottle of wine and box
Folded card packaging prototype for a guitar effects pedal
Three beer bottles with custom, short-run, limited edition labels
Close up of transparent labels printed with white ink
Flexible pouch packaging prototype for muesli
Close up of a folding carton packaging prototype featuring embossed details
A printed folding carton prototype featuring printed Braille
Three gin bottles with different printed label examples
Applying a name sticker to personalised packaging
Printed prototype for a seasonal edition multipack
Corrugated card packaging mock-up produced with digital print
Custom wrapping paper with repeating design
Small box with laser-foiled text
Folding card prototype produced with a cutting plotter

Packaging Printing Machines

Professional Solutions from Roland DG

VersaOBJECT CO-640 flatbed UV printer
TrueVIS MG-640 UV printer/cutter
TrueVIS VG3-640 printer/cutter
VersaOBJECT EU-1000MF flatbed UV printer
VersaOBJECT IU-1000F flatbed UV printer
TrueVIS LG-640 UV printer/cutter
LD-300 laser foiler

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Close-up of a personalised packaging box.
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Printed and cut stickers on a laptop
Printing brushstroke texture with gloss UV ink
TR2 inks close-up

Frequently Asked Questions

VersaWorks 6 is Roland DG's flagship RIP (raster image processor) software and it is included with the purchase of most Roland DG devices. We understand that many packaging professionals use industry-specific software, so we have ensured that our devices are compatible with your existing set-up. Please speak to a Roland DG expert to confirm that your software is supported.

The most effective way to match colours accurately is to widen the achievable gamut with additional colours besides CMYK. Depending on the solution you choose, you could include red, green or orange inks and greatly enhance your ability to match brand colours, Pantones and other specific shades. This allows you to create realistic mock-ups which will accurately match the final product and satisfy your clients' briefs.

Depending on your needs, it's possible to print with a choice of ink types (like UV or Resin ink), using a direct print or a transfer-based system. You could print directly onto a leather item (like a wallet) using a flatbed UV solution, or you could print custom-designed patterns onto faux leather materials using a roll-to-roll Resin printer before an item goes into production. Solutions also exist to apply foil to leather for those wanting to add a more unique customisation service.

In contrast to traditional analogue presses and flexographic printers, digital printers let you produce packaging and labels in a matter of clicks. Provided the artwork is set up correctly, using the required spot colours if needed, the set-up process is fast and straightforward. Printing speeds will vary depending on the print quality setting and the amount of special ink data (like white or gloss) in the design, but even with highly complex files, these devices display remarkable productivity.

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