Sign Africa RoadShow sponsor Roland will showcase its latest VersaArt RE-640 machine for durable graphics printing at the Sign Africa RoadShow in Bloemfontein, on 30 May 2012 at Kiepersolrant.

The VersaArt RE-640 allows you to express your artistic vision beautifully with the superior imaging of its newest print head technology. Achieve faster print speeds and impressive colour reproduction for premium graphics on demand. Affordable, yet advanced, the printer places high-fidelity print quality within your reach.

For flawless print quality, the RE-640 is equipped with the latest print head technology, featuring variable droplet control. Its unique design produces droplets of seven different sizes to accentuate all of the fine details in your image. The result is high-density printing with vibrant colours, flawless photographic reproduction, smooth gradations and superb contrast.

You get all the benefits of the company’s eight-channel mirrored ink configuration, which eliminates the colour unevenness that can occur during bi-directional printing. The configuration (CMYKKYMC) delivers unmatched colour consistency, even in the fastest modes – 13.1sqm/h for vinyl and 23.1sqm/h for banners. Roland Intelligent Pass Control further enhances image quality by precisely controlling dot placement between passes for images that are virtually free of banding.

The company will also showcase the following:

VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-LED Flatbed Inkjet Printer

Based on award-winning VersaUV technology, the 163cm (64″ ) LEJ-640 prints CMYK, white and clear coat on virtually any substrate up to a half-inch thick. With the LEJ-640, you can print white on a variety of clear and coloured media for text and graphics that stand out.

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.


Powered by digital servomotors, Roland CAMM-1 Pro professional grade vinyl cutters are highly accurate and faster than ever with cutting speeds up to 850 mm per second and support for up to 350 grams of pressure. Pair your CAMM-1 Pro with a Roland inkjet printer to create custom t-shirt heat-transfers, full-colour POP displays, vehicle wraps, labels and decals. Every Roland inkjet printer includes VersaWorks RIP software with advanced features that allow your CAMM-1 Pro to contour cut finished prints. Simply include crop marks with your design, print the graphic on your Roland inkjet printer and then load the printed media on the CAMM-1 Pro. The CAMM-1 Pro automatically aligns and cuts the graphic for precision results.


Every design cutter STIKA comes with the latest version of Roland CutStudio, easy-to-use design software packed with features. From simple lettering to colourful sign graphics, CutStudio makes it easy to be creative. Using CutStudio, you can draw and edit circles and curves, add text along an arc, and import photos and graphics in jpg or bmp. Combine rectangles, circles, polygons, lines and curves for more sophisticated graphics. CutStudio is compatible with Windows 98 SE/Me/2000/XP and includes plug-in software for Adobe® Illustrator® 9/10/CS/CS2 and CorelDRAW® 10/11/12 for Windows, and Adobe® Illustrator® 9/10/CS/CS2 for Mac. As a result, users of these programmes can send data directly to STIKA.


In today’s economy, everyone is looking for value. And real value begins with real quality and performance. That’s the thinking that drove the design of the all-new compact Roland

SP-i printer/cutter series

The VersaCAMM SP-i Series produces sharp, vibrant images by using variable droplet technology to precisely control dot size. It delivers a wide colour gamut and can achieve print resolutions up to 1440 dpi. The patent-pending Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology increases productivity by delivering the same print quality at higher speeds. VersaCAMM SP-i inkjets print up to 50 percent faster on banner and 50 percent faster on vinyl in Standard print mode than previous models.


With the new EGX-350 desktop engraver, you can easily expand your business by adding valuable personalised items to your product line. The EGX-350 quickly engraves a wide variety of materials right in your sign shop, engraving business or retail store.

This highly versatile tool is remarkably easy to use and expertly engineered to produce sharp, precision text and graphics. A complete, compact solution, the EGX-350 comes with everything you need to get started. Bundled Roland EngraveStudio software offers advanced features including a new V-Carving mode which produces a hand-carved look, and a new engrave simulation function that saves time and materials by allowing you to preview your designs before engraving.


This desktop impact printer is a powerful personalisation device for applications ranging from industrial marking to jewelry engraving. With the ability to imprint both flat and curved surfaces across a wide range of materials, the MPX-90 is Roland’s most versatile impact printer to date. It offers 2.5 times the imprinting power of previous models to create exceptionally sharp text, monograms, graphics and photos on metallic surfaces. A new work table design allows you to mark items of virtually any length. The MPX-90 beautifully personalises jewelry, dog tags, key chains and pens and is among the industry’s most cost effective industrial marking tools for serial number plates, data plates and more. Designed for ease of use, the MPX-90 fits on your desktop and comes complete with design software.


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 stunning metallic effects which 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 480 mm wide (18.9”), including crop marks for easy finishing. Featuring its own print management and design software, the BN-20 is a complete business solution in a box.

VersaUV LEF-12

The VersaUV LEF-12 allows you to print on 3D objects with a height of up to 100 mm (3.94”). Taking full advantage of Roland’s printing knowhow, the printer enables you to create added-value personalisation and originality to a vast range of popular consumer items.

To register online and for more information on the Sign Africa RoadShows, visit:

Forthcoming Sign Africa RoadShows include:

– Cape Town: 20-21 June 2012 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre

– Sign Africa Expo 2012, 22 – 24 August 2012 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.

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