It was a big week down in Melbourne for the biggest print industry trade show in Australia - here's a wrap up of PacPrint and Visual Impact 2013.
From all accounts the show started a little slow in terms of numbers, but each day the numbers and activity around the show picked up, so overall the show was definitely a success for the industry, and also for Roland DG.
Here's a few highlights:
PRO4 HOT PICK!
The new PRO4 XF-640 was certainly a highlight for Roland, attracting plently of attention from visitors and industry alike - so much so that it received an exclusive 'Hot Pick' product award from industry magazine Print21. On top of this, Creative Director of ProPrint magazine had a custom demo of the PRO4 with some of his own photo's printed out at the show. He was blown away by the quality of the photos delivered by the PRO4 compared to some previous prints he had run on other machines.
Showing off its amazing velocity, the XF-640 was printing at a variety of production speeds, 30, 60 and up to 102 m2/hr, throughout the show, and hence churned through hundreds of square meters of media. But fortunately this media was not wasted, but rather put to good use... Read More...
Speed, power and superb image quality are features that are required and sought after by all graphic professionals. The all new Roland SOLJET PRO4 XF-640 delivers all of that and more, providing unparalleled productivity. The PRO4 XF-640 is so advanced, it's been compared to rocket science…
Meeting a Demand
Roland DG’s last printer in the PRO-series, the XJ-640, was released in 2007 and in the six years that have passed, the market has become increasingly focused on superb image quality and fast delivery on orders.
To meet this increasing need for productivity, over 50 dedicated Roland DG employees have been working intensively to develop a printer that would meet the demands voiced by thousands of the company’s loyal customers.
“All surveys show that what print customers essentially want is speed, productivity and print quality. This meant that we needed to develop a printer that would set records and print faster than ever seen before, without compromising the renowned Roland print quality using our latest generation wide gamut ECO-SOL MAX 2™ inks. This way we would be able to help our customers increase their productivity and meet the demands in the market,” says Mr. Katsuo Ikehata (pictured right), General Manager of R&D at Roland DG Corporation. Read More...
Stickers. Decals. Lettering. It’s not something that an average person ponders on a regular basis, but if we had a means, I bet we’d all use custom stickers quite regularly. This thought occurred to me as I was looking through our list of owners for the STIKA portable vinyl cutters. What an assortment of small businesses, large businesses, schools and just regular people. The STIKA is being used for custom decals, t-shirt deco, personalized gifts, bakeries, realty signage and so much more.
“I have the 15″ stika machine and I love it. It is perfect for our applications. It worked flawlessly since it came out of the box and I haven’t had one problem with it. I like the 15″ because vinyl is readily available in that width. The installation process was a snap and any issue I couldn’t figure out there was tech support to help.Â It is a great machine.” Stephen Johnson from Chandler Arizona Read More...