Marking the increase in popularity of wide-format ink-jet production within the commercial print sector in Ireland, Roland DG (UK) has announced the appointment of Print and Finishing Equipment as its distributor. This agreement sees the leading Dublin based supplier bring on board complementary digital solutions to boost its current portfolio.
Formed more than 25 years ago, originally to service the demand for in-house print finishing equipment, PFE has grown significantly to encompass digital as well as analogue solutions. The addition of the Roland SolJet Pro III range and the VersaUV LEC-330 and LEC-540 will enable the company to extend into wide-format with two important product families that embrace the needs of today’s offset litho and flexo sectors.
The Roland SolJet Pro III range includes innovative print-and-cut solutions, with the XC-540MT incorporating metallic and white inks. Its durable Eco-Sol Max inks and integrated contour cutting are popular amongst the label sector for digitally produced short runs, as well as for the production of innovative signs and displays.
Roland’s ground-breaking VersaUV LEC-330 and recently introduced 1.37m wide LEC-540 fit PFE’s remit perfectly, too, as many of the company’s customers are involved in the packaging, prototyping and specialist label markets. Highly opaque white ink and clear varnish complement this machine’s flexible UV-curable CMYK inks and LED curing, combined with its colour accuracy and ability to print, cut and crease a vast range of materials.
Duncan Groom, managing director of Print Finishing and Equipment, comments: “We’re very excited about this agreement with Roland DG, as we see it bringing huge opportunities to us within the wide-format market. Having investigated all the options currently available within the ink-jet sector, Roland’s solutions are exactly the right products for the commercial print sector and that’s why we were so eager to form a relationship with the company.
“The SolJet Pro III XC-540 and the VersaUV are the most versatile systems on the market today and, with a customer base that wants to do everything on a wide-format machine, these two models tick all the boxes,” continues Groom. “PFE has a high reputation for supplying high quality print finishing equipment and we believe that Roland’s machines are exactly the right products for our market.”
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