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Roland DG will be marking its return to the Printwear and Promotion Show by demonstrating an impressive portfolio of machines and applications on stand H22 this year, including the UK debut of the new Texart RT-640 dye sublimation printer.

Says Brett Newman, Sales Director, Roland DG UK: “We’re exhibiting at Printwear and Promotion for the first time in many years and we’re very pleased to be attending the show with such an outstanding range of machines, all designed to add performance and profitability to our customers’ businesses.

“Over the past few years, the printwear and promotional sectors have seen exponential growth in the demand for personalised, high quality textile and promotional printing.  This ever-increasing demand is creating exciting new opportunities across these sectors. At the show this year, visitors to the Roland DG Stand will be able to witness first-hand the extraordinary range of profitable textile and promotional printing applications possible with Roland machines, opening up a new world of possibilities and potential revenue streams for entrepreneurs and others wishing to grow their businesses.”

Roland’s new Texart RT-640 sublimation printer can help produce an exhaustive range of high quality products on a wide selection of substrates. It offers a production quality print speed of 22m²/hr and a maximum speed of 32.6m²/hr with a dual CMYK mirrored print head (MYCKKCYM) that virtually eliminates chromatic banding. The RT-640 offers a choice of dual CMYK or 8-colour ink configurations, including Orange and Violet which have an extremely wide colour gamut ensuring bold and vibrant printing with high contrast, subtle gradations and remarkably fine detail. The addition of a new strong Black ink also provides the depth and density so often needed. The new RT-640 allows users to add exceptional value to their businesses through offering a wide range of profitable applications including apparel, soft signage, interior décor, fashion items, flags, banners, personalisation and original goods.

The Texart will be joined on the stand by a representative of the largest selling family of print & cut machines in the world - the VersaCAMM SP-300i - a powerful, highly versatile and economical 30 inch (760mm) wide print & cut machine. The compact SP-i Series, which also includes a 54 inch (1370mm) model, combines 4-colour printing and contour cutting all in one device in a seamless workflow, offering outstanding value for money. Using the SP-300i, users can create colourful outdoor and indoor graphics including banners, posters, labels, decals, heat transfers, vehicle and floor graphics, promotional banners, window stickers, POS and POP displays.

Alongside these machines will be the remarkable VersaUV LEF-20.  Able to print directly onto almost any object and substrate up to 100mm deep, the LEF-20 is an exciting new profit-making device for printing onto 3D objects. It can be used to create unique and highly desirable items, including personalised stationery, key rings, golf balls, mobile phone covers, awards, USB sticks and other giftware and promotional items. Plus the LEF-20 also enables users to print onto industrial components and electronic devices, or even create stunning decorative wedding album covers.

Completing the product line up will be Roland DG’s hugely versatile VersaSTUDIO BN-20 – a 20 inch wide desktop print & cut machine. Available in a choice of three eco-solvent ink configurations including metallic & White, the BN-20 adds production flexibility to a business without any compromise on quality or vibrancy.
With its ability to print metallic or white, the BN-20 has changed the game in the desktop inkjet class, adding real value to products and profits to promotional and printwear businesses. It can output full colour and contour cut graphics on a broad spectrum of coated and uncoated media, producing an exhaustive range of durable and eye-catching outdoor and indoor graphics and applications including stickers, decals, labels, t-shirt transfers, fashion items, POS and POP, photo prints, signs, posters, small format signage and vehicle graphics – all from the desktop.

Better Business with Roland DG

Joe Wigzell, Roland DG’s Academy and Creative Centre Manager will also be on hand throughout the three days of the show to answer any questions about the Roland Academy courses or the Creative Centre as well as running two Sublimation Seminars. Seminar One will be held on Sunday, 22nd February at 11am; with Seminar Two running from 2pm on Tuesday, 24th February.

Similar in style to Roland’s renowned series of product-focused Bootcamps, each seminar will provide a comprehensive overview of the market as a whole including both desktop and wide format sublimation options, helping visitors to understand the role each plays and the opportunities each can offer. Examples of the extensive range of possible applications using sublimation printing will also be presented and discussed, as well as how visitors can use their investment in sublimation technologies to carve out new, profitable revenue streams for their businesses.

Concludes Newman: “The Printwear and Promotion Show is the perfect opportunity for those in textile, fashion and promotional printing sectors who are looking for technologies that can be relied on to produce high quality, profitable printing applications to explore all the creative applications and possibilities available with Roland DG. We warmly invite anyone attending the show to come onto the stand and chat through the ideas, concepts and aspirations they have. I’m very confident, with this impressive line-up of technologies and support services that together we can bring all these to fruition.”