Roland DG look set to take a selection of its key products to the forthcoming Sign and Digital UK 2020 show, with a particular focus on its latest UV printing solutions. 


Taking place at Birmingham's NEC from April 28th to 30th 2020, Sign and Digital UK will bring together leading brands, major industry stakeholders and thousands of attendees from the digital printing, sign-making and display markets. This informative trade exhibition has been attracting professionals from across the UK and beyond for over 30 years.


For previous editions of Sign and Digital UK, Roland has demonstrated its extensive range of imaging technologies, including eco-solvent, dye-sublimation, UV, laser engraving and more. However, for this year's show the industry pioneer – located on stand F10 – will put its UV printing solutions in the spotlight.


Rob Goleniowski, head of Sales UK & Ireland at Roland DG, says why: "We want signage professionals to seriously consider UV print as an option for their business. We've seen a lot of businesses grow as a result of including UV in their production and we want to communicate the big difference that this technology can make.”


Roland's flagship UV system at Sign and Digital UK will be its new IU-1000F, a high-production flatbed UV printer with a footprint of around 15.7 x 7.2 feet – perfect for creating large signage. It also offers exceptional speed and quality, essential qualities for those competing for business in the signage market. 


Alongside this will be the Roland VersaUV LEC2-300, the latest printer/cutter to join the range. Thanks to Roland's innovative UV ink, the LEC2 can print clear ink for simulated embossing, other textural effects and Braille – as well as delivering exceptional imaging quality in CMYK and white and fantastic cutting accuracy.


For adding personalisation and decoration to smaller items, the hugely popular VersaUV LEF2 series – also on show at the NEC in April – excels. This small-footprint UV solution also prints sharp white, vibrant CMYK, and clear inks for textured effects, and performs fast, direct printing onto a huge range of materials and products. 


"The LEF fits a lot of capability into a relatively compact machine," says Goleniowski. "Considering the breadth of products that can be created, it's pretty easy to get a quick return on your investment.”


In addition, Roland's eco solvent print and cut technology will be on show. Sign and Digital UK attendees will be able to experience the TrueVIS VG2-640, an award-winning printer/cutter developed on the foundation of intensive research. The VG2-640 delivers superb cutting accuracy and incredibly accurate colour reproduction, thanks to new TR2 inks with orange. Users can also expect to finish stunning quality prints in just six hours with this efficient production device. 


Roland's Sign and Digital UK technology showcase can be found at stand F10 from April 28th to 30th 2020. 

"One to watch: Roland’s first UV-LED production flatbed is capable of printing onto an impressively wide range of substrates and objects at up to 116 sqm per hour, and as such the IU-1000F is designed to meet the diverse needs of busy print service providers and commercial printers while delivering true production performance."