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31-Mar-2017 Roland DG Disaster Support Program

Roland DG would like to extend its thoughts and best wishes to those who have been affected by the recent tropical cyclones and resulting flooding in Queensland and Northern NSW. Roland DG would like to offer assistance and provide the following information on how to best handle your electronic and production equipment in this situation to customers affected. 
 
  • Water exposure can make equipment dangerous to inspect, test and operate so please use extreme caution in doing so.   
    • Equipment can short out when powered on as the chassis could become 'live' and endanger lives
    • Always get professional advice before attempting to powering on electrical devices if unsure

  • Water damage and the after effects of water damage will impact on a machines ability to operate.  
    • Water can damage production equipment, from gears to bearings, rail assemblies, motors, rollers, electronic circuitry and more.
    • Rust can settle in either immediately or within a short amount of time, this is exacerbated because the water is not 'clean' and can leave residue over components and potentially create electrical shorts.
    • High levels of humidity and moisture can enter your equipment.  This can, like water itself, cause issues outlined above.

  • Power outages and fluctuations can also have a major impact on electrical and electro-mechanical products. Over both the short and long term there are procedures that can assist you when expecting outages that should be implemented, our service people are available to advise specifically for your type of machine/s.

If you require assistance or your business has been affected, please contact us through service@rolanddg.com.au or call 1-800-500-119. Roland DG will provide assistance at reduced service rates to review damaged or moisture affected Roland equipment and advise condition thereof.
 
We will endeavour to find additional ways to assist those affected from providing special disaster pricing for replacement products so please contact Roland DG for more details on how we can help get your business back up and running.
 
The Roland DG Care service team will be calling affected regions from 4th April, and scheduling a visit to these areas as soon as this is possible to lend a hand. Should there be any questions please do not hesitate to contact Roland DG directly for assistance on 1-800-500-119. One of our staff will be more than willing to arrange assistance or offer advice.


07-Mar-2017 Roland DG Announces Powerful New CAMM-1 Professional Vinyl Cutters

Sydney, Australia, March 7, 2017 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers, printer cutters and vinyl cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of the GR-640/540/420 professional vinyl cutters, the latest additions to its CAMM-1 series.

According to Greg Stone, Roland DG Australia Product & Marketing Manager, the GR series has been completely redesigned from the ground up to deliver best-in-class cutting quality and productivity due to increased accuracy, speed, media versatility and additional state-of-the-art cutting features. The new ergonomic L-shaped design of the integrated stand and machine provides the stability required to ensure precision cutting even at high speed. The redesigned cutting carriage, blade holder and other core mechanisms enable the machines to achieve a maximum cutting speed of 1,485 mm/s and up to 600 gf of downforce for cutting through dense media with a single pass. Models are available in 64”, 54” and 42” cutting widths to allow users to pair them with the inkjet printers they are currently using.


Stone said, “The cutting industry has become increasingly diverse. In addition to sign making, cutting now includes the production of window and vehicle graphics, window tinting and car protection film for automotive restyling, personalised apparel, labels and decals, packaging prototypes, paint/sandblast stencils and more. The breadth of applications demands the ability to handle a wide range of materials of varying thicknesses, such as window films, high intensity reflective materials, heat transfer materials including flock and glitter, cardboard, and sandblast mask.”

To meet the variety of applications and materials required by today’s cutting industry, the GR series is equipped with electronic pinch rollers that can adjust the pressure to 10 pre-set levels at the touch of a button for smooth feeding of any media thickness. The overlap cutting function allows for up to ten times overlap cutting for difficult-to-cut substrates. The tangential emulation function delivers precise corner cutting quality for cutting sharp letters in thick materials.

A host of innovations make the GR series extremely easy to use. The cutters are capable of reading crop marks on pre-printed data to accurately align graphics. The bundled Roland CutStudio features a perforating cutting function that is convenient for making pop-out stickers and decals, and a cut-by-colour function that is useful when outputting designs with multiple coloured sheets. A new function automatically creates weed lines for more efficient weeding after designs have been cut. Roland CutStudio includes plug-in software that allows outputting from Adobe® Illustrator® and CorelDRAW®. A media basket is now provided to collect cut sheets.

“Since 1988,” Stone said, “Roland DG has sold more than 440,000 vinyl cutters. The GR series has been developed with the aim of delivering class-leading cutting quality and productivity based on all the technological achievements our company previously established while adding an entirely fresh layer of innovation. I am positive that the GR series will boost the quality and efficiency of customer work, and provide ample capability for expanding their business opportunities. Roland DG will continue to hone its expertise with cutting applications and provide customers with products that deliver unparalleled value to a broad range of industries.”

01-Mar-2017 Roland DG Announces Availability of New ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP Software

Sydney, Australia, March 1, 2017 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer cutters worldwide, today announced that ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 RIP software will be available for its Texart dye sublimation transfer printers beginning in March, 2017.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is the latest RIP software developed by ErgoSoft, one of the premier RIP providers in the textile printing industry. It was developed specifically for the Texart XT-640 and RT-640 to support high-fidelity digital textile printing of sports and fashion apparel, soft signs such as polyester banners and flags, curtains and other interior décor as well as promotional goods and personalised gifts. The new RIP will be available for Texart models beginning in March 2017. XT-640 or RT-640 customers who activated the previous ErgoSoft Roland Edition RIP software on or after March 8, 2016 are eligible to update* to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 free of charge. Those users who activated their ErgoSoft Roland Edition before March 8, 2016 will be able to update to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 for a fee. Customers seeking an update should contact their nearest Roland DG dealer.

ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 provides over 40 new features and innovative enhancements. Image Add-Ons functions support several new effects such as barcodes, rulers and drill holes. Multiple effects can also be applied to a single set of data. Specific editing functions support file formats that are commonly used for textile printing. The Step & Repeat feature to create flawless repeating textile patterns from a single image is now available for PDF and EPS file formats. The Colour Replacement feature for creating multiple colour variations is also now available for TIFF and PSD file formats. Variable Data Printing for efficient production of uniforms and personalised goods is now included as standard.

 


ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 is designed to boost users’ productivity. A new dithering method increases rasterisation speed and improves dot placement accuracy, resulting in 40% faster RIP times and smoother gradients. The new Aurelon PDF engine displays dynamic, colour correct previews of PDF files and improves overall performance and colour management. ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2 also includes up to eight simultaneous RIP Servers to drastically reduce processing time when working with high-capacity data or multiple data sets at the same time. The new Printer Pool feature provides job management flexibility for users with multiple printers of the same type. Also included, the Hot Folder feature makes batch printing of images with the same specific print settings easier to further enhance printing efficiency.

Greg Stone, Product and Marketing Manager at Roland DG Australia said, “With the diversification of individual lifestyles and shortening of fashion cycles, there has been increasing demand for digital printers that can accommodate efficient high-mix, low-volume production, personalisation, and design prototyping for fashion/sports apparel and interior décor. In response, we launched the Texart brand in 2014 exclusively for use in digital textile printing with a firm commitment to deliver exceptional value to this market now and in the future.”

Roland DG currently offers two Texart 64” models. For fast, high-volume printing with dual-staggered print heads to maximise productivity, the XT-640 is built for continuous and effortless production on long print runs. The RT-640 is designed to provide superb quality, productivity and value with ease of operation that will please both experienced operators and beginners. Both dye sublimation printers boast the Roland Ink Switching System, a choice of 4-colour high-speed printing or 8-colour wide-gamut printing, fluorescent Pink and Yellow inks for creating hundreds of eye-catching colours, and state-of-the-art print control technology.

* Existing print settings can still be used even after updating to the ErgoSoft Roland Edition 2.
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Upcoming Events

17-May-2017 Australian Dental Congress 2017

Australia's largest dental trade exhibition will be held at the Melbourne Conference and Exhibition Centre Wednesday 17th – Sunday 21st May 2017.


The  37th Australian Dental Congress Melbourne 2017 will include an extensive gathering of a wide selection of products and services available to the dental profession, and a who’s who of the Australian dental industry. There will be a series of sessions on the practice of dentistry featuring local and international keynote speakers from the UK, Canada and USA, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge in their respective disciplines.

Roland DG will be exhibiting our latest dental milling solutions at Stands 170 and 176.

23-May-2017 PacPrint 2017

Taking place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 23 to 26, Roland DG will be the Platinum Sponsor for PacPrint 2017, at Stand #I10.


We will be showcasing our latest wide format print solutions, 3D milling and engraving solutions as well as the countless applications and profitability opportunities they provide.

PacPrint 2017 and the co-located Visual Impact Expo, will be the best opportunity in four years for business owners and decision makers to see the latest trends and technology first-hand and connect with people who can help them shape their businesses for the future. To find out more, go to the PacPrint 2017 web page.
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