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Colour it Roland

Colour it Roland

The Colour House has clocked up two decades in sign and print, and, for the last ten years, has depended on a Roland VP-540 printer to produce a variety of work. Thus, when the Merthyr Tydfil, company decided to invest in a machine that could provide its customers with larger, seam-free prints, it went straight to Roland DG.

Explaining the decision, Anthony Roberts, The Colour House’s Managing Director, said:  “We bought the Roland VP-540 from Signmaster Systems in 2008 and it’s still working after ten years and providing outstanding quality. It’s cleaned once a week and that’s it – Roland’s engineers have only looked at it twice in all that time!”

The Colour House provides a complete signage service for many kinds of clients, but has made a name for itself as a specialist for the construction market. It counts major house builders, including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt Homes, David Wilson Homes, Linden Homes and Lewis Homes, among its customers and prints everything from large-format advertising displays to safety signage and more. However, with the smaller Roland machine and another printer Anthony Roberts describes as ‘overworked’, the company decided it needed to install another large machine and selected a Roland DG TrueVIS VG-640, which it purchased from Roland reseller Grafityp, in July last year.

Anthony continued:  “We were blown away by the quality of the prints – the depth of colour achieved when you use six colours is phenomenal and we can now print 10′ x 5′ signs in one go, without unprofessional-looking joins, which is perfect for our clients in the house-building sector.”

The TrueVIS prints directly onto vinyl, banners, Contravision, frosting, wrapping, canvas and a host of other substrates, delivering vibrant colours and sharp details quickly and efficiently. The Colour House has already used it to produce three full vehicle wraps since its installation, as well as a plethora of other work.

Roland’s TrueVIS range offers true print and cut without compromise, while also combining versatility, quality, productivity, ROI and synergy to ensure that all TrueVIS users have a world of print possibilities to explore.

Anthony Roberts reports that the new machine will be put through its paces before his business considers new markets or investments, before adding that any new print systems will ‘definitely be from Roland’.

He concluded: “I’m a very proud to own a Roland, and my staff really appreciate its quality output.”

For further information on The Colour House, visit: www.thecolourhouse.net

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