Roland DGA Corp. andClemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphicshave teamed up to bring the benefits of Roland’s advanced VersaUV UV-LED inkjet technologyto the school’s students, faculty, research staff and corporate partners.
“The Sonoco Institute is one
of the nation’s leading educational programs focused on packaging science and
graphic communications disciplines,” says Hiroshi Ono, group product manager
for Roland DGA Corp. “We are honored to work with this renowned organization and
to help Sonoco develop exciting new concepts for packaging, graphic design and
Winner of prestigious DPI and
EDP awards and, most recently, the2010 Label Industry
Global Award for New Innovation, the Roland inkjet
printer/cutters go beyond CMYK and White inks to offer Clear Coat which can be
layered into unique textures and patterns for embossing and varnishing effects.
VersaUV prints, creases, contour cuts, perforates and embosses designs all on
one device, allowing professionals to create packaging prototypes and labels in
any shape through one seamless workflow.
VersaUV comes withVersaWorks RIP
softwareincluding media profiles and advanced features that ensure image
quality, minimize maintenance and costs, and provide out-of-the-box success for
users. In addition to labels and packaging prototypes, VersaUV can be used to
produce press proofs and is supported by leading commercialcolor management and
proofing solutionsfrom CGS, EFI and GMG. VersaUV is Energy Star certified.
are very pleased with the unit,” says Charles Tonkin, director of Sonoco
Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics. “We have only had it a couple of
weeks and the students have just begun utilizing it and producing phenomenal
output. As a creative tool in the design process, it not only allows the
ability to print on an incredibly wide variety of substrates, but can also
create the actual textures and varnishes (matte and gloss) that were simply
impossible before. It is a great tool and I really look forward to seeing the
results this coming semester."
Clemson’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and
Roland Partners with Clemson University's Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics
February 21, 2011