New and existing Roland customers recently attended an all-day World Cup themed event at the company’s Creative Centre in Clevedon near Bristol, which also featured an exciting table football competition with the winners taking home official footballs and England shirts. Print pros also became soccer stars by printing their own pocket-sized toy figurine in their favourite team's colours on the VersaUV S-Series printer.


The S-Series (main picture) was also put through its paces with a ‘What Can You Print?’ challenge, where the UV printer's versatility and 200mm print head height was put to the test with objects supplied by visitors. The new system is available in flatbed and belt configurations and is already being used to create everything from packaging prototypes to printed flight cases.


Elsewhere, Alex Liggett from The Vinyl Guys was on hand to share his tips and tricks for running a successful print business, while Paul Butler from Fatree5 ran fabric decoration demonstrations on Roland’s Texart RT-640 dye-sublimation printer. As Roland users themselves, Alex and Paul know these applications inside out.


With plenty to inspire visitors to get printing, Academy and Creative Centre Manager Joe Wigzell hosted a learn with Joe clinic, fielding a huge variety of questions.


"The event was a great success, with all visitors saying they took something away from the day," says Rob Goleniowski, head of Sales – Roland DG, UK & Ireland. "As well as getting to see the latest printers in action, the highlight for many people was the inspiration that came from discussing applications with the team.”