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Dutch Delight: Roland DG reports back on a successful FESPA Global Print Expo 2024

Tuesday 11. June 2024 - The event, which ran from March 19th to March 22nd, saw Roland DG unveil an array of cutting-edge printers, including several newly launched machines and the showcase of its recently established subsidiary, DG DIMENSE.

Roland DG, a leading global manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, was thrilled to announce its participation and showcase at the FESPA Global Print Expo 2024 in Amsterdam.
New Machines Unveiled:
VersaOBJECT CO-i Series: This new flatbed range of UV printers from the VersaOBJECT Series redefines direct printing on three-dimensional objects with unparalleled productivity and wpremium finishes. With the capability to accommodate objects up to 242 mm in height and 100 kg/m2 in weight, this printer opens up endless possibilities for object personalisation. Whether it’s official-sized basketballs or cabin luggage, the CO-i series effortlessly caters to a wide array of three-dimensional applications, ensuring seamless customisation with exceptional quality.
VersaOBJECT MO-240: The MO-240 UV Inkjet printer, the latest addition to the VersaOBJECT series, is designed to elevate direct printing on three-dimensional objects with unprecedented productivity. Unlike other solutions on the market, the MO-240 can handle almost any material with heights up to 204mm and a printing area of 610 x 458mm.
VersaSTUDIO BD-8: The ideal solution for small businesses, the new VersaSTUDIO BD-8 stands out as a versatile UV printer capable of high-definition direct printing on diverse shapes and materials. With an optional rotary axis, it effortlessly prints on cylindrical objects like bottles and lipsticks – expanding applications for printshops.
VersaSTUDIO BY-20: The VersaSTUDIO BY-20, a water-based printer utilising the DTF transfer method, enhances the design and efficiency of apparel goods production. By printing on a specialised film and applying hot-melt powder thermally, this technology simplifies the process of layering the film onto fabric and heat-pressing it to craft original T-shirts, sportswear, and more.
The introduction of DG DIMENSE:
At the event, Roland DG showcased the newly acquired DG DIMENSE’s specialist machinery, including the Dimensor S printer, combining inkjet technology with a calendar unit to achieve simultaneous printing and embossing in a single pass.
Attendees also got a chance to see DG DIMENSE’s exclusive line of PVC-free media, which is friendly to both the environment and people. Several finishes of media are available, including matte, suede, metallic silver, metallic gold, pearlescent, and chameleon, enabling the production of a wide variety of interior decorations with unique, unrepeated texture, including wallpaper, canvases, as well as point-of-purchase materials.
Insights From Roland DG Representatives:
Arkadij Bliumin, DG DIMENSE Sales and Marketing Director, reflected on the journey since joining forces with Roland DG: “Just six months ago, we embarked on an exciting journey to enhance DIMENSE technology’s accessibility with Roland DG’s support. Already, we’ve witnessed an incredible surge in exposure for DIMENSE technology. From having a lone showroom in Lithuania, we’ve now expanded globally, reaching industry enthusiasts worldwide. The excitement doesn’t stop here; we’re eager to unveil the innovation we have brewing, especially at prestigious events like this.”
Paul Willems, Roland DG EMEA’s Product Management and Business Development Director, discussed the company’s strengthened market position: “It’s fantastic to witness event attendance rebounding to pre-Covid levels, and we’re thrilled to continue showcasing our cutting-edge products to industry peers.”
“With a solid foothold in various applications and markets, the integration of DG DIMENSE’s talented team has propelled us into new market territories. What attendees have experienced at FESPA is just a glimpse of Roland DG’s relentless commitment to partnerships with dynamic businesses. From our enduring collaboration with Alpine F1 Team to our exciting new ambassadorship with Katnipp Studios, we’re forging ahead with vigour. The marketplace momentum we’re gaining is a testament to our adaptability and innovation. Rest assured, we’re not resting on our laurels; the best is yet to come!”
Additional Experiences at the Roland DG Booth:
Live car wrapping demonstration in partnership with Alpine F1 Team.
Application showcase with Roland DG’s first TrueVIS brand ambassador partnership with small business owner and social media influencer Catherine Kay, Katnipp Studios.
Expert sessions led by Roland DG professionals sharing insights and experiences during the FESPA Global Print Expo 2024.

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