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BOBST – one of the world’s leading suppliers of equipment and services to packaging and label manufacturers, and Radex – a startup company owned by multiple stakeholders with a long track record in the field of DOD inkjet digital printing, today announced the launch of Mouvent, a joint venture that will become the digital printing competence center and solutions provider of BOBST. Mouvent, which is comprised of 80 employees in Switzerland, will focus on inventing and delivering the future of digital printing.

The Bigger Printing Company has upgraded the proofing system within its production department with a Canon iPF6400S, an 8-colour large format printer designed for the Graphic Arts sector.

Mimaki today reported that it had its biggest and most successful presence ever at FESPA 2017 with two stands totalling 534 square meters. In addition to interest from visitors in Mimaki’s sign & display graphics, industrial print, 3D printing and digital textile printing, visitors also took FESPA’s theme for the show to heart. The “Dare to print different” theme elicited many discussions about different and interesting applications that are not common in traditional business but for which Mimaki solutions are ideal. This includes printing on innovative and unusual substrates.

Roland DG UK says it has commenced the process of integrating a range of its popular hardware solutions with Custom Gateway to create a fully featured system that enables retailers, sports and leisure businesses and sign and display businesses to deliver personalised and customised products either on-site or online.

Since OKI’s acquisition of Seiko I Infotech Inc’s large format portfolio including the renowned ColorPainter family 18 months ago, the industry has been waiting to see how the brand would evolve.

Roland is gearing up for FESPA with plans to showcase products from across its extensive portfolio; including digital wide format printers, cutters and integrated print & cut devices, UV-LED flatbed printers, dye-sublimation solutions, and more.

Roland DG is celebrating customer reactions at Sign & Digital UK 2017 where the company received an overwhelmingly positive response to the latest technology, software solutions and services on display. The Roland DG stand boasted the latest hardware, with the TrueVIS VG-640 and SG-300 printer/cutters, the CAMM-1 GR-640 cutter and the VersaUV LEF Series of flatbed UV printers on display. Roland also highlighted the services provided to their customers through the Roland DG Academy and RolandCare, and innovative software solutions - providing added-value, training and technical support to help customers get the most out of their investment.

RGBuk has entered into a partnership with OKI to sell OKI’s ColorPainter range of wide format printers. The move - which was announced during Sign & Digital UK last week - sees RGBuk position OKI printers alongside its offerings from Canon and Roland.

Epson is back with a bang at this year’s Sign & Digital UK exhibition and says it plans to demonstrate the power of its SureColor range of wide-format printers, used to produce a wide variety of high-quality value-added applications. Visitors will see selected models from the SureColor SC-S (eco-solvent), SC-T (aqueous) and SC-F (dye-sublimation) ranges printing quality display graphics, POS, wallpaper, textiles, soft signage, and vehicle wraps.

OKI Europe Ltd has officially launched its new ColorPainter E-64s as the new model in the ColorPainter family of professional printers. This competitively priced, 64-inch, wide format ColorPainter E-64s is equipped with ColorPainter technology that has already proved highly-effective in the M-64s and the H3-104s, providing premium performance, high levels of precision and ease-of-use while fully supporting entry-level, environmentally-friendly printing.

OKI Europe Ltd is set to launch its new E-64s ColorPainter wide format printer in December 2016.

Print professional Scott Evans was just 18 when he started out in the print industry seven years ago, opening his own sign company business called Customised. With little knowledge of the sector, Evans needed to learn the tricks of the trade in as short a time as possible, and so he approached Roland DG after recommendation from a colleague. He sought a compact desktop cutter that was easy to use and, most importantly, would help him make a success of his newfound business venture. After deciding on a Roland DG CAMM-1 GX-24 Desktop Cutter, the predecessor to the CAMM-1 GS-24, Customised was soon able to produce small graphics and signs that provided the stepping stone needed to progress in the industry.

With running costs an important factor in any print shop, the introduction of a lower-cost per print printer that could produce up to 10x the amount of work probably sounds too good to be true. That’s why Roland DG UK is putting its money where its mouth is and is providing customers with physical proof in the form of a free printed banner along with full VersaWorks Dual calculations showing how long your print took to print including all costs and ink usage to prove its point. All you have to do is email the company a banner print file to find out.

Surrey based Oakdene Designs has invested in a Roland VersaUV LEF-300 UV Printer to offer the flexibility of digital customisation and personalisation, a growing market trend that company founder Ben Grist, was keen to exploit.

St Albans based signage and printing company Slam Signs has invested in a four-colour SureColor SC-S40600 wide format printer. It is the company’s third SureColor - it has owned a SC-S30600 since its launch in 2012 and purchased its eight-colour SC-S70600 in 2015.

Go well #WithRoland

July 06, 2016

Roland DG has has launched a new, cross-EMEA initiative designed to connect with its customers; the #WithRoland blog series focusses on providing users with informative and insightful content.

With a base of consistent and loyal customers, along with new business and contracts, Manchester based Ainsley Signs faced the production bottleneck that is seen so often in the print business. In order to maintain its existing workload and confidently secure new business, the company would need to invest in a new wide format printer. Having made the decision to take their business to the next level, to find inspiration for its new machine, the company first looked to its past.

Roland DG has announced that Axiya Signs is the grand prize winner of its ‘Scratch & Win’ prize draw from Sign & Digital UK 2016 and has won a Roland TrueVIS VG-540 wide format printer.

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