Packaging company ASG Spark has upgraded its Roland printing system to a new VersaUV S-Series, meaning it can print onto a virtually unlimited variety of materials and objects.


ASG Spark provides services and solutions for major brands in the fields of home entertainment, gaming, beauty, home electronics, wines and spirits and more. The team is already working on retail work for Christmas 2019, using the new Roland UV printer to create fully detailed scale models of large POS displays.


The LEC-330S-B150 is a next-generation UV-LED belt printer, installed at ASG Spark with a table, that can print CMYK, white and gloss onto virtually any substrate or object – rigid, roll-to-roll and flexible – up to 200mm in height and 100kg/sqm in weight.


Karl Ballard, senior Prepress & Systems technician, says: "We tried similar printers from many other brands but found the quality just wasn't as good as the Roland. On the new printer we can print onto any substrate we like, from laminated metallic boards to golf balls. We can also print directly onto boxes, changing our workflow, and it allows us to print lots of special effects with higher built-up textures and exact registration.


"The printer has maintained our core business, helping us adapt to new demands. It's a brilliant piece of equipment for our business,” he concludes.