If you’re visiting Printwear & Promotion LIVE! 2019, you might have all kinds of reasons. Perhaps you’re checking out the competition or searching for new markets to tap into. The chances are that you’re seeking ways to improve productivity, cut your costs and grow your business, but with so many options available, where do you invest?
Roland DG is known for developing innovative hardware ideal for businesses across the entire promotional industry. From branded workwear to custom phone cases – if you want to add a new line to your catalogue, Roland has got a solution for you.
In 2019, the company is proud to present an even broader selection.
If you’re updating your sublimation printer, you’ll be familiar with the conundrum – do you invest in something that prints onto transfer paper, or something that prints directly to the textile. Since both options have their advantages, it can be a difficult choice, but now, thanks to the new Texart RT-640M, it’s one you don’t have to make anymore.
This new product from Roland handles both methods with ease, giving you maximum versatility, flexibility and of course, print quality. When it comes to short run, on-demand production, this multi-function large format sublimation printer is a game changer.
As leaders in the print-and-cut market, you’ll get to see a selection of printing and cutting devices to suit companies of all sizes. Roland’s BN-20 printer/cutter and GS-24 vinyl cutter are popular choices for anyone starting out in promotional clothing. In this blossoming market, the attractive price point of these devices means that the return on your investment is almost certain to be rapid.
For established players in the promotional apparel arena, the SG-300 is the first step on the ladder of high-volume, wide-format printing and cutting. Visitors will get the chance to see this powerful machine up close and imagine how it might fit into their workshops.
Regardless of size, each of these printer/cutters comes with a powerful RIP package and with the recent release of VersaWorks 6, Roland’s most advanced RIP software to date, there’s never been a better time to invest.
Diversify, diversify, diversify
If Roland has learned anything from its customers at Roland DG, it’s this: diversification is the key to business growth. Along with custom garment products, Roland will have plenty of other solutions to inspire your next business venture.
If you’re looking to add a special touch to small promotional items, Roland’s latest innovation in laser foiling can give your mark-up a massive boost. Developed on the framework of the popular MPX-95 impact engraver, the LD-80 Laser Decorator lets you add elegant finishing touches to gift boxes, leather tags and other small items. Following intensive research and development, the LD-80 is unique in its class and makes an excellent addition to any customisation business.
Customised items are huge revenue-generators and they’re an essential add-on that all promotion businesses should be able to offer. UV printing is one of the most cost-effective ways to add logos, text or designs onto almost any item you can think of. For customers breaking into this lucrative new world, the LEF-12i is an ideal investment.
With its small footprint and ease-of-use, this benchtop UV printer lets you print directly onto stationery, keyrings or leather wallets in no time. You can also print textured effects giving your products that ‘wow’ factor. Read the case studies on rolanddg.co.uk to see how quickly Roland’s customers have recouped their investment with these small-but-mighty UV printers.
Knowledge is power
Even if you’re not a Roland customer, you can take advantage of the Roland Academy’s range of courses. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, you can learn all about the world of print, improve your design skills or even learn vehicle wrapping.
At P&P LIVE! 2019, The Roland Academy goes on the road for a special series of Q&A sessions. Hosted by academy manager, Joe Wigzell, The Print Clinic will feature quick-fire problem solving from experts across the Roland team. Whether you’re looking for productivity tips or advice on growing your business, the entire team can’t wait to solve your problems.