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Prints valued at $25,000 is just the beginning for this unique project derived from creative vision, spectacular photography and produced with leading edge printing techniques and technology. Rewarded with one of the world most prestigious print awards, Body of Work is celebrating by giving away one of its unique pieces at PacPrint 2013.
Sydney, Australia, May 21, 2013 - A unique partnership between visionary creative organisation Body Of Work, a division of ArmstrongQ, and leading wide format manufacturer Roland DG Australia, has made history being the first Australian entry to win the prestigious Best of Show at the Printing Industries of America awards in late 2012. To celebrate the success, Body of Work and Roland DG are giving away one of the unique Body of Work pieces valued at $25,000 at PacPrint & Visual Impact 2013.
"Body of Work has a simple philosophy," said Bob Armstrong, Principal of Body of Work. "True progress is made by not following in the footsteps of others. Based on this, in 2006 we set out with the goal to produce the best printed product in the world."
The application of this philosophy has made Body of Work the benchmark in establishing and applying original creative directions primarily in communication strategy, design, photography and the establishment of new frontiers in print.
Roland DG Australia has been working closely with Body of Work team to achieve these new frontiers in print. Marc Margetts, Managing Director at Roland DG Australia was proud that Roland could play an integral part in this unique project. "Roland VersaUV technology has allowed Body of Work to push creative print boundaries," said Marc. "We are very excited to partner with Bob and the team at Body of Work. The quality and breadth of their work is simply amazing and was ultimately recognised by receiving the most prestigious print award in the world."
"In 2012, we reached our goal by winning five of the prestigious Benny awards in the US," said Bob.
With the help of Roland technology, Body of Work reached its pinnacle winning eight awards in the Printing Industries of America Awards in October 2012. Among these awards was the "Best of Show Award" from 3,000 elite international entries - Body of Work is the first Australian organisation to win this prestigious award.
The spectacular Best Of Show 'Pas De Chasse' will be on display on the Roland DG stand at PacPrint and Visual Impact 2013, along with other award winning Body of Work pieces. Further to this, Body of Work and Roland DG will also be giving away a limited edition Body of Work piece valued at $25,000 at the show.
Visit Roland DG at stand #4318 at PacPrint to see these impressive fine art pieces, and take advantage of this unique opportunity to go into the draw to win a limited edition Body of Work print.
To learn more about Body Of Work, visit www.bodyofworkstudios.com.
As part of their production print demonstrations at the show, Roland DG Australia will be printing over 1000 square meters of print for several well known non profit organisations to help promote their current campaigns and causes.
Sydney, Australia, May 22, 2013 - Leading wide format manufacturer Roland DG Australia is running a unique program at PacPrint and Visual Impact that will see Roland DG delivering large format prints for several non-profit organisations as part of their printer demonstrations at the show.
Roland DG will be one of the hundreds of exhibitors at PacPrint that will be showcasing the latest in print technology. A big part of showcasing these devices is of course printing samples in order to demonstrate the printing speeds, print quality and range of applications possible.
Having attended many exhibitions over the years, John Wall, Sales Director at Roland DG Australia, is very familiar with the amount of sample print that is produced at a big trade show such as PacPrint. "Typically, we produce lots of print over the five days of the exhibition, running sample prints to demonstrate our wide format devices," said John. "In fact, our new PRO4 XF-640 in particular runs so fast that it can literally go through a 50 metre roll of media with commercial grade print, in under an hour."
"Too often this print just go to waste, with much of it simply thrown out by visitors or exhibitors. You can only imagine the total amount of 'demonstration' print that will be printed at this show by all the exhibitors! So at Roland DG, we plan to give this print purpose."
Roland DG Australia is partnering with Oxfam Australia, World Vision Australia, SurfAid and industry organisation VISA, to deliver over 1000 square metersof useable print for various campaigns these organisations are running. Thanks to media partners, Shil and Avery, Roland DG will be using Sihl Quadrosorb 3526 matte poster paper and Avery 4130 for banners.
SurfAid's Director, Marketing and Communications, Kirk Willcox, said it was a great initiative from Roland DG Australia and much appreciated. "Being a small, non-profit organisation we have little budget for printing new marketing collateral," Willcox said. "This is of great benefit for our organization in helping to promote awareness of our work and we applaud Roland DG Australia for their creative thinking to benefit non-profits."
Zane Kuramoto, Creative Director at World Vision Australia was also grateful for the support - "These generously donated large scale prints will offer our staff and supporters the opportunity to see a selection of our beautiful photographs like never before and reconnect with the people we serve from communities all around the world. For this, we're truly thankful."
"We are excited to be able to support these great causes," said Marc Margetts, Managing Director at Roland DG Australia. "What better way to use our printing at the show than to offer it to organisations that do such good work in the community and around the world. We hope these prints help to make a great impact for these organisations."
Visit Roland DG at stand #4318 at PacPrint and Visual Impact to see how Roland DG is giving purpose to print.
With a blistering start to sales, only matched by its print speed, the new PRO4 XF-640 has already made an impact on the market and is expected to be a big draw card at PacPrint and Visual Impact 2013. Roland DG will be showcasing a range of exciting new wide format solutions and will have several surprises that will be revealed at the event next week.
Sydney, Australia, May 14, 2013 - Leading wide format manufacturer Roland DG Australia is anticipating that the ground breaking new PRO4 XF-640 wide format printer will be a big draw card at PacPrint and Visual Impact next week. Along with the new XF-640, Roland DG will be showcasing all the latest in wide format technology, and range of unique applications for durable graphics, soft signage, packaging, fine arts, interiors and personalisation.
PacPrint 2013 will be the first appearance of the PRO4 XF-640 wide format printer at an Asia Pacific trade show after release in early April. This next generation production print solution has already made a big impact on the wide format and durable graphics market with over 220 sold worldwide within the first month of shipping, and more on backorder.
This good start to sales doesn't come as a huge surprise to Roland DG who expected the XF-640 to be very popular - "With the new technology delivering blistering print speeds up to 102 m2/hr, while maintaining exceptional print quality, the XF-640 is truly a ground breaking development in wide format," said John Wall, Roland DG Australia Sales Director. "We knew the XF would be popular but we are still very pleased with the sales so far and look forward to showcasing it to the industry."
The popular PRO4 XR-640 Printer/cutter launched late 2012, will also be a big draw card with the last chance to go into the draw win a Ford XR6*. In addition, Roland DG will be demonstrating real soft-signage and textile solutions, and the VersaUV LEJ-640 Hybrid UV printer for a variety of applications. Roland engravers and marking solutions will also be on display to showcase our extensive range of way finding, tactile signage and personalisation solutions.
Another good reason to visit the Roland DG stand is to see fine art print at at its best - view the 'Benny' award winning Pas De Chasse piece by Body of Work, produced by Roland DG in conjunction with Armstrong Q.
Once again, Roland users will be on the Roland DG stand ready to chat about the products, inks, support and more - so people can make an informed, unbiased decisions about their next investment.
Roland technical staff will also be on hand at RolandClinic to answer questions, give advice on any technical issues or provide helpful tips on production workflows and printing techniques.
So make sure you visit stand #4318 and #6906 at PacPrint & Visual Impact 2013 to see all the latest from Roland DG.* Terms & conditions apply. Visit www.rolanddg.com.au/xr for more information. ACT TP 12/03020; NSW Permit Number LTPS/12/0661; SA T12/1512; VIC Permit No. 12/2050.
29-Jan-2013 Roland DG Announce 2013 Training Dates
Unlock the Full Potential of Your Roland Device
Sydney, Australia, January 29, 2013 - Leading wide-format print solution provider Roland DG, has released dates for its 2013 VersaWorks™ Advanced training courses.
Developed by experienced Roland print specialists, the VersaWorks™ Advanced training courses are designed to improve print quality, production processes, and overall commercial performance. Providing detailed lessons on how to use both the standard and advanced features of VersaWorks™, the interactive courses will give users the tools and knowledge to take full advantage of the many capabilities of their Roland printer or printer/cutter.
The full day course, run in seminar style with demonstrations will cover topics including:
- Environment & calibration
- Colour management
- Managing and fine-tuning profiles
- Advanced production techniques and tips
- Workflow Automation
- New features in the latest version of VersaWorks™ including built in PANTONE® libraries
- Important maintenance that will help to extend the life of your Roland printer
The courses will run throughout Australia and will commence in Sydney and Melbourne, with dates for other areas to be confirmed and announced shortly. Spaces are limited, so register today and mark these dates in your calendar:
- Tuesday 26 March - Sydney
- Wednesday 1 May - Melbourne
- Wednesday 26 June - Sydney
- Thursday 8 August - Melbourne
- Thursday 26 September - Sydney
- Tuesday 19 November - Melbourne
To register, or for more information on Roland DG Academy visit www.rolanddg.com.au/academy or contact Roland DG on (02) 9975 0000.
09-Apr-2013 PRO4 XF-640 Launch Events in Melbourne and Perth
Roland DG to Launch the new PRO4 XF-640 in Melbourne and Perth
Sydney, Australia, April 10, 2013 – After the release of the Roland PRO4 XF-640 earlier this month, leading wide-format print and engraving solution provider Roland DG have announced two special events to showcase the exciting new wide format technology - an Open House in Melbourne and a special Road Show event in Perth.
The 64-inch (1625mm) PRO4 XF-640 is Roland’s fastest wide-format printer to date and is loaded with state-of-the-art technology. The PRO4 XF-640 incorporates next generation dual print heads and redesigned take-up and pinch roller systems, plus a host of other advanced features for high quality imaging at a maximum print speed of 102m2/hr, and every day real production speeds of 20-63m2/hr to take your business to the next level of productivity.
We are excited to showcase this new technology to the market,” said John Wall, Roland DG Australia Sales Director. “This is a unique opportunity for people to be some of the first to see the new XF-640 in action. I’m sure they will be impressed at the speed and quality that it can deliver and will immediately see the advantages they can achieve for their business.”
At these events, Roland DG will be demonstrating the the new PRO4 XF-640 plus a range of other leading Roland technology including the popular PRO4 XR-640 printer/cutter, with the last chance to go into the draw win a Ford XR6*.
Melboune Open House
The Open House in Melbourne will be held on 24th April from 9am – 5pm. Visit www.rolanddg.com.au/pro4openhouse to register today or simply turn up on the day at the Roland DG Melbourne offices at Unit 5, 98-104 Station Street Nunawading, VIC 3131.
Perth Road Show
In addition, after successful Road Show events throughout 2012, Roland DG will be holding the next Road Show in Perth, WA from 30th April – 1st May, 11am - 7:30pm, with a special Roland VersaWorks® Advanced Training course to be held on 2nd May.
Visitors from Perth and surrounding areas will have a unique opportunity to see the brand new PRO4 XF-640, plus have the chance to win 2 tickets to the Perth 360 V8 round on 3rd – 5th May, including VIP Pit tours of the Erebus Team.
Roland sales and technical staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about Roland products and solutions, give advice on any technical issues or suggest helpful tips for your day to day workflows to help you get more out of your Roland device as part of the RolandClinic.
To RSVP for the Perth Road Show or register for VersaWorks® training, visit www.rolanddg.com.au/roadshows. For more information about any of these Roland events or the new PRO4 XF-640 contact Roland DG on 02 9975 0000.
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* Terms & conditions apply. Visit the website for more information. ACT TP 12/03020; NSW Permit Number LTPS/12/0661; SA T12/1512; VIC Permit No. 12/2050.
21-May-2013 PacPrint13 & Visual Impact Image Expo
21 - 25 May 2013
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Roland DG Stand: 4318
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