PrintStudio uses Roland printers to expand its offering
Inspired by a trip to Roland DG’s Creative Centre, Cardiff Metropolitan University’s PrintStudio has purchased a Roland DG machine of its own, in order to increase its offering and grow the commercial side of its business.
Following a history of high quality printing with Roland DG technology, the team at PrintStudio, Cardiff Metropolitan University’s print service, has added the VersaUV LEF-20 desktop printer to its hardware portfolio. The machine, which is a predecessor to the LEF-200, instantly impressed PrintStudio supervisor, Richard Ashdown.
He explained: “When we were first shown the LEF-20 I couldn’t believe that it could print directly on to such a vast range of objects, even those with curved surfaces. I kept on trying to find something that it wasn’t able to print, but to no avail – long story short, we soon snapped up our own machine!”
Taking inspiration from the innovative applications on display at the Creative Centre, the PrintStudio team wasted no time in exploiting the diverse applications possible with its newly installed LEF-20.
PrintStudio purchased its first Roland DG machine back in 2008, and ever since, the business has enjoyed a long-lasting relationship with the technology manufacturer.
Richard Ashdown continued: “We were originally drawn to the Roland DG VersaCAMM VP-540 wide-format printer because of its integrated print/cut technology – something which I’d personally never seen before. This meant we were able to work at a much faster production pace when undertaking common jobs like student posters, and could also explore printing with other medias, such as window film, wallpaper and outdoor banner material, amongst many others.”
The rise of the internet had resulted in the decline in demand for basic print services at the University, as handouts from lectures are now accessed online rather than printed. However, as a commercial business, PrintStudio has to consistently expand its offering into new areas in order to remain relevant and competitive.
Now a Roland DG customer for nearly a decade, Richard’s loyalty to the brand has never wavered. Having first been impressed by the versatile capabilities of the technology, it is the printers’ reliability and Roland’s customer service that has persuaded him to keep expanding his stable of Roland machines over the years.
He concluded: “In over ten years, I’ve only ever had to make one service call to Roland DG, which demonstrates how reliable the machinery is. The customer service has also gone above and beyond my expectations, with the team constantly providing training to ensure that are able to take full advantage of the printers’ capabilities and the myriad opportunities for diversification.”
For further information on PrintStudio, visit: http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/about/printstudio/Pages/default.aspx
For further information on the full range of Roland DG printers, visit: www.rolanddg.co.uk