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.

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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.

HP has given its DesignJet Z-series portfolio of printers a boost with two new models that feature new HP chromatic red ink that the company says enhances the colour gamut and makes them a more attractive option for the production of high-impact point of purchase signs and posters.

For those looking to either break into the personalisation, industrial or giftware industries, invest in new UV technology, or just find out more about UV printing in general, Roland DG will be holding an exclusive VersaUV Experience Day at its headquarters in Clevedon on the 7th of June from 8am-4pm at Roland DG’s creative centre in Clevedon, with demonstrations and expert information available throughout the day.

Mutoh Belgium NV is the digital print partner for Belgium’s first ever UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup. The world cup will bring 350 para-cyclists from 35 countries to Oostende, for a total of 59 races and 180 medals. Competition promises to be very intense, as several athletes will be trying to earn a place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

EFI has introduced an upgrade to its Fiery technology for Cretaprint ceramic inkjet printers. The new proServer for Cretaprint 2.0 is said to boost productivity with improved colour management and reduced ink costs.

Roland DG (UK) has unveiled plans to launch what it calls the next generation of wide format flatbed printers at Sign & Digital UK next week. Designed with production versatility in mind, the VersaUV LEJ-640FT offers businesses the size and functionality of a flatbed with the flexibility of ECO-UV inks, including Gloss and White for luxury effects and textures.

Stratasys has seemingly thrown the 3D printing rule book out the window by launching another industry first with its market-disruptive full colour 3D printer - the J750 - that can mix-and-match full colour material gradients to produce product-matching colour prototypes without the time consuming need for post-processing.

Colourgen is looking to do some serious business at Sign & Digital UK with the latest 64” Mutoh ValueJet 1604X following its international launch at FESPA last month. In a UK-exclusive, the printer will be available to view on Colourgen’s stand with live demonstrations throughout the event and will be priced at £8,995 (ex VAT) including stand, take-up, software and a full set of inks.

Ask any PSP with a ColorPainter printer what it is they like about their machine and you will be hard pressed to find anybody say a bad word to say about them. This is why OKI Europe Wide Format Division has decided to extend its warranty term to three years for its ColorPainter M-64s and ColorPainter H3-104s wide format inkjet printers from 1st April 2016.

According to the InfoTrends 2015 Quarterly Wide-Format Tracking Shipping report, Roland DG shipped more units than any other manufacturer in the 30-inch and up category and as such has been recognised as the leading wide format printer manufacturer in the durable graphics market for 2015.

Roland DG has launched a new generation of advanced wide format, eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters to be released under the TrueVIS brand name. The TrueVIS VG-640/540 64” and 54” printer/cutters made their debut at FESPA Digital last week and can be seen in the UK at Sign & Digital UK next month.

Epson says it is planning to launch a new smaller footprint 44” SC-P10000 printer at Drupa 2016. This follows in the footsteps of the recently launched 64” SC-P20000. The company says both models are easy to operate and produce accurate, high quality, large-format photos, POS items and signage - even at fast speeds.

Mutoh says its high performance 64” ValueJet 1638X and 102” 2638X printer models along with its Mutoh + 3M Universal Mild Solvent Inks have been added to 3M’s MCS (Matched Component System) Warranty program for finished graphics.

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