Roland DG to reveal new digital oppourtunties at FESPA 2020

A showcase of Roland's latest innovations

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Roland DG at FESPA 2020

Roland DG will take digital printing to the next level and reaffirm its leading position in Sign & Graphics, Textile & Décor, Retail & Personalisation at FESPA Global Print Expo in Madrid. The buzzing Roland stand C60 in Hall 7 will showcase the company’s very latest innovations and established solutions.

New and award-winning innovations

Roland will showcase brand new introductions to its range, plus products which will have their FESPA début in Madrid. These include the award-winning and value-packed TrueVIS SG2 printer/cutter, the powerful all-round performer IU-1000F large-format UV flatbed printer, and the streamlined VersaUV LEC2-300 UV printer/cutter. The VersaUV LEF2-300 UV-LED flatbed printer will also be in action, alongside Roland’s innovative LV series laser engraver.

The multi-award-winning TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters and stunning RF-640 8-color printer will be wowing the crowds. For show-goers who are looking to get into digital textile print, or to increase their production capability, the Texart RT-640M, an intelligent multi-function dye-sublimation printer, will be put through its paces. Plus, the Roland Personalisation zone will be packed with exciting hardware and software solutions to help visitors seize the incredible profit-making potential of product personalization.

Discover new digital opportunities

“For FESPA 2020, our theme is ‘Discover New Digital Opportunities’ with a booth packed with diverse and innovative solutions,” says Stephen Davis, marketing director EMEA, Roland DG. “We’ll be sharing some exciting product news between now and the show – come and see us and find out first-hand what’s possible with our flexible, reliable and creative technology.”

Creative, cool, commercial

For those looking for inspiration for new trend-setting, money-making applications, they can join Roland DG’s Joe Wigzell at FESPA’s Trend Theatre on 25 March (16.00-16.30). Wigzell will be presenting an idea-packed session ‘The 3 C’s for Your Success – Creative, Cool, Commercial.’

FESPA Global Print Expo 2020 takes place at IFEMA, Madrid, Spain (24 to 27 March).

Keep updated on all the latest news about Roland at FESPA at www.rolanddg.eu

2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.

The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

– Naresh Khanna

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