Smartphones and tablets are blank canvases. They are beautifully engineered but generic; even with the latest colour options you'll have the same phone as millions of other people. You could buy an off-the-shelf case, but why not make it special to you?
Our devices are almost extensions of ourselves, holding vast amounts of personal information – photos of our friends and families, bank details, messages and memories – so the outside should be just as individual.
For print professionals, this is an opportunity to offer coveted customisation to customers – and to showcase creativity. Roland VersaUV flatbed printers give graphics providers the tools to produce custom covers for phones and tablets – even to print directly onto the devices themselves. Here are just a few examples:
Roland VersaUV flatbed printers enable you to print smartphone and tablet covers on demand, with fast and effective results. Special print effects such as tactile textures are even available, further expanding the creative potential.
Most smartphones are packed with treasured family photos, snaps of friends and teammates, gorgeous landscapes and everyday memories. Why not replicate them to create highly personal smartphone and tablet covers.
Did you know you can even print textures with Roland VersaUV printing technology? This printed iPad cover recreates the actual texture of a basketball thanks to UV gloss ink effects – perfect for sports fans.
Cascade Graphics has won an award for this smashing design for an iPhone case. Using a Roland UV flatbed and UV gloss inks, the creative team achieved intricate textures and pattern effects that really make an impact.
Using Roland VersaUV flatbed printers you can print multiple cover designs on multiple devices at the same time. Watch this 30 second video to see how - with the help of a jig to keep the phones in place when printing – you can achieve this quickly and easily.
White ink on a black background really makes a statement – especially when you want some quiet! Roland UV flatbed printers have a white ink option that adds highlights to graphics and makes dark colours really pop.
This is true personalisation: your customer's image replicated right there on their phone – it's a real talking point. Thanks to true flesh-tone colours and even texture options, you can produce something very realistic.
Lovers covers - what could be cuter than complementary phone cases like these?! Perfect as Valentine's Day presents, anniversary gifts or 'just because', these covers are designed as pairs. Add photos or cartoons of the happy couple or any design that you fall in love with – in incredible colours and textures.
Images courtesy of Depositphotos
The beauty of Roland VersaUV technology is that no matter what your production needs, there’s a device that can fit your requirements. The VersaUV LEF-12i, is a small compact flatbed UV printer ideal for those just getting started in mobile phone and tablet printing.
However, if your customers are wanting hundreds of customised smartphone or tablet covers, take a look at our latest VersaUV S-Series. Production is no problem for these mean machines – you can print up to 400 cases, all with completely unique designs including white and textured effects in one quick print run.
And, as you can print up to 200mm in height with the VersaUV S-Series, you have the ultimate versatility and complete freedom to get super-creative and print directly onto an extensive range of objects besides smartphones and tablets. You need to see this machine in action if you haven’t had the joy to do so already – we guarantee it can help you offer your customers something extra special.
Consumers love their gadgets and love to have them customised. Explore Roland's popular UV printing technology, training from the Roland Academy and inspiration from the Roland Creative Centre to ensure you have everything you need to enter this lucrative and creative market.
For further information about Roland DG, please visit www.rolanddg.co.uk.