Platinum sponsor Roland will launch a new range of products at the FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 2-4 July 2014 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. The company will also exhibit its full range of solutions, including printers, engravers, jewellery and modeling machinery at the event.


The 163cm (64 inch) SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 is Roland’s largest and fastest printer/cutter, with production speeds of 21.6sqm/h for both banner and vinyl media in high speed print modes. The machine, which won the Viscom ‘Best of 2012’ award, combines an innovative new print head design and new ECO-SOL MAX2 inks in nine colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), plus light cyan (Lc), light magenta (Lm), white (Wh), metallic silver (Mt) and new light black (Lk).


As one of the industry’s most innovative large-format digital printers, Roland’s 163cm (64-inch) XF-640 ushers in a new era of speed, precision and performance. Equipped with the industry’s most advanced dual mirrored print heads, a reinforced chassis, redesigned take-up and pinch roller systems and wide-gamut Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks, this next generation printer delivers vibrant, detailed images at speeds up to (102sqm/hr) 1098 sqft/hr.


Based on award-winning VersaUV technology, the 163cm (64″) LEJ-640 prints CMYK, white and clear coat on virtually any substrate up to 1.3cm (a half inch) thick. Layers of clear coat finish your graphics with custom patterns and embossing effects, perfect for premium brands. As a hybrid printer, the LEJ-640 accepts both roll and flat media substrates from films to Gatorfoam®. Now with just one device, you can explore a world of applications, from packaging prototypes and POP to wide-format signage, décor, exhibits and window displays.


The BN-20 is a powerful, yet compact printer and includes everything you need to print and cut high quality durable graphics right at your desktop. Add metallic effects that are perfect for premium brands. Display your graphics indoors or out for lasting impact. A complete low-cost solution, the BN-20 is a great investment for your growing business. The machine allows you to print graphics up to size A2 or 480mm wide (18.9”), including crop marks for easy finishing. Featuring its own print management and design soft ware, the BN-20 is a complete business solution in a box.

Roland will also exhibit the new VersaUV LEF series of bench top UV flatbed printers, that print directly on a vast array of substrates as well as three dimensional objects ranging from pens and smart phone covers to signs, personalised awards, gift ware, promotional items, laptop covers and even guitar bodies.

Entrance to the expo is free. To register online and for more information on the FESPA Africa Expo, visit: