Far From Normal Company News

New Roland DisplayStudio™ makes it easy to offer your customers dynamic digital signage

The key to growing your business is keeping up with your customers' ever-changing needs. Today, that means digital signage should complement your existing services. Your customers already trust you with signs, banners, wraps and point-of-purchase graphics. Now, with Roland DisplayStudio, you can deliver powerful digital signage that keeps them coming back for more. And who better to get you started than the company that for over 25 years, has delivered the world's best-selling, high-performance sign making equipment?

Everything you need to get started.

Roland DisplayStudio provides a complete turnkey digital signage solution, including easy-to-use software, powerful digital media player, mounting hardware and commercial grade LCD monitor in your choice of sizes. Best of all, only DisplayStudio offers the world-class training and support you've come to expect from Roland. All backed by our 3-Year Trouble-Free Warranty.

Add Value to Printed Graphics.

With DisplayStudio and a Roland inkjet printer, you can combine both printed and digital signage into inspiring campaigns that drive home important branding and marketing messages alike. Spice up restaurant foyers with enticing images of today's specials. Add interest to waiting rooms and lobbies with company news broadcasts. Showcase new clothing lines, trade show promotions or compelling price reductions. Provide wayfinding signage that includes changing exhibits or promotional offers.

A Complete Solution from Design to Display.

Roland DisplayStudio comes with everything you need to integrate digital signage with your printed output for brilliant point-of-sale displays, retail signage, event graphics and a host of additional applications.You can combine images, text, logos and video clips into brilliant multimedia presentations and build playlists that allow you to change up your digital signage messaging on demand. And you can manage all of this from any Windows or Mac computer.

We've got your back.

Best of all, the DisplayStudio Digital Sign System is a Roland, bringing you everything you have come to expect from the most trusted name in sign making – outstanding, reliable product performance and the industry's most comprehensive service and support offering. In addition to renowned Roland Care service and support, every Roland DisplayStudio digital sign system comes with a three-year Trouble Free Warranty for added peace of mind.

Drive the Monitor of Your Choice

With the Roland DisplayStudio media player, you can showcase your digital signs on any commercial display or video projector, or choose from our selection of commercial-grade 32", 40", 46" and 55" LED-backlit LCD displays designed to yield rich, vibrant colors and precise photographic imaging. Content can be displayed on either one individual monitor or on several screens simultaneously, making it easy for you to manage and personalize content across each of your customers' locations.

Combine Different File Formats

Roland DisplayStudio supports a wide variety of digital formats, including .MOV, .WMV, .JPEG, .PPT, .SWF, .PDF and .MP4 files. It can also be connected to the Internet to present live content streams such as websites, video surveillance footage and television stations, with all content saved as playlists.



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VersaCAMM® VSi Series Wide-Format Printer/Cutters

The new VSi Series offers everything users already love about VersaCAMM inkjets and more. We started off with all the popular features that have made VersaCAMM the world's best-selling printer - high-density eco-solvent ink, integrated contour cutting, ease of use, versatility and dependability. Then we expanded the functionality and capabilities even further, incorporating the latest print head technology, faster drying GREENGUARD Gold certified Eco-Sol MAX® 2 inks in CMYKLcLm, White Metallic and new Light Black, and PANTONE® color matching. We even added front-loading cartridges and other user-friendly design features for unsurpassed convenience and efficiency.

Available in 64-inch, 54-inch or 30-inch models, VSi Series printers produce stunning, vibrant graphic results across a wide range of applications, including signs, banners, vehicle graphics and wraps, fine art posters, packaging prototypes, labels, decals, POP displays and apparel heat transfers.

Summary

  • Large-Format inkjet printers with integrated contour cutting
  • Available in three sizes:
    • 64” VS-640i
    • 54” VS-540i
    • 30” VS-300i
  • New Eco-Sol MAX® 2 Inks
    • Wide gamut for dynamic color imaging
    • Increased density for rich, saturated colors
    • New light black ink for improved gray scale gradations, more natural skin tones and the sharpest photographic images
    • Highly reflective Metallic Silver ink prints as a spot color or combines with CMYK to create hundreds of metallic and pearlescent colors
    • Increased opacity White ink
    • Fast drying for maximum productivity
    • Highly scratch resistant and durable outdoors for up to three years
    • Supports a wide array of coated and uncoated media
    • GREENGUARD Gold certified
    • Offered in five ink configurations:
      • CMYKKYMC
      • CMYKLcLmLk
      • CMYKLcLmLk+WH
      • CMYKLcLmLk+MT
      • CMYKLcLm+WH+MT

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    Roland introduces the SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 Large format printer/cutter!

    With its two inline, mirrored print heads, integrated printing and contour-cutting technology, and new environmentally-friendly Eco-SOL MAX 2 inks, the Pro 4 XR-640 large-format color printer delivers both greater productivity and unsurpassed image quality.

    The Pro 4's dual print heads allow 7 or 8-color configurations, maximize output and help eliminate bi-directional banding. New, advanced specialty ink capabilities, including light black, high-density white and metallic silver, also put the Pro 4 in a class above any other large-format color printer. All of this translates into stunning, vibrant large-format banners, signs, vehicle graphics, decals, POP displays and more. Get ready to experience next generation large-format color printer performance. Roland's state-of-the-art Pro 4 has arrived.

    Summary

    • Large-format printer/cutter with 64” (162.56 cm) width
    • Two mirrored print heads in inline configuration for improved speed and quality
    • New high-definition, environmentally friendly Eco-Sol MAX 2 ink (nickel-free, virtually no odor)
    • 4 ink configurations available including a choice of white, metallic and light black
      • CMYKLcLm + Light Black
      • CMYKLcLm + White + Metallic
      • CMYKLcLm + Light Black + White
      • CMYKLcLm + Light Black + Metallic
    • Photorealistic printing up to 720 x 1440 dpi
    • Print speeds of up to 528 sq. ft. per hour (49 m2/hr)
    • Integrated contour cutting with Quadralign™
    • Two-Year, Trouble-Free Warranty Gold Edition
      • Includes parts, labor and two free scheduled service visits
    • 7 different droplet sizes create beautiful skin tone transitions as well as consistent solid colors
    • Automated ink circulation system reduces ink waste
    • 440 ml ink cartridges (white and metallic available in 220 ml only)
    • Prints on both uncoated & coated media
    • Up to three years outdoors without lamination
    • Roland Intelligent Pass Control Technology

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    Graphtec Introduces New CE Series Plotters

    The CE6000 series features the latest ARMS 5.0 (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system that offers unparalleled media plotting and cutting accuracy via four-point rather than the traditional three-point registration. The new CE6000 series of plotter/cutters is destined to set a new level of performance in relation to its low cost that would be difficult to match by any similarly positioned machine currently available. Combining all of the basic high-performance capabilities of the hugely successful CE5000 series that it now replaces, the CE6000 offers a host of advanced production features and free Graphtec Studio cutting design software at a price that will be universally welcomed by the sign and graphics and digital printing industries faced with cost-cutting necessities. Offering outstanding performance at a realistic cost, the CE6000 moves the cutting capabilities of the CE series nearer to those of Graphtec GB's flagship FC8000 series but without the need for a huge additional investment. Significantly, the CE6000 offers a much wider and longer length cutting area capability, a dramatically increased cutting speed of up to 900mm/sec and a maximum cutting force of 500gf by comparison with the 300gf rating of the previous CE5000 machine.

    The CE6000 series also features the latest ARMS 5.0 (Advanced Registration Mark Sensing) system that offers unparalleled media plotting and cutting accuracy via four-point rather than the traditional three point registration, an automatic panelling function for longer-length cutting and tracking requirements, a choice of operating modes to complement the user's skill levels and a range of different tool condition settings.

    The machines also feature an enhanced sorting facility to minimize the amount of movement in the media feed function which leads to shorter cutting times and an LCD-inspired large-type easy-to-understand and navigate machine operating VDU panel.

    Supplied in a choice of three models with cutting widths ranging from 15 to 48 inches to accommodate a range of different applications.

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