Another trade show, another Roland DG purchase for Vital Signs

Owner Gerard Wendels said the three-staff firm had kept upgrading from one Roland DG to the next after always having good experiences with the manufacturer.

"They’re very reliable. I’ve been extremely satisfied with the product," he told ProPrint.

The XR-640 printer-cutter will replace a Versacamm VS-540 that was purchased at Visual Impact Image Expo in 2011, said Wendels.

He said it would have been cheaper to buy individual and cutter units, but that it would have taken up twice as much space and would also have been less productive than using the one machine for both functions.

[Related: Roland DG launches XR-640]

"Because of the versatility of the machine, you can do so much. I did look at other models, but not for long," he said.

Wendels said an important part of the deal was being able to finance the XR-640 through Roland Rental.

Marian Taggart-Holland from Roland Rental said the business was a better finance partner than banks because it understood printers and their needs.

"If they can’t access finance readily, that has a big impact on their business. You need to have the latest technology and not a lot of businesses have the cash available to fund that," she told ProPrint.

Vital Signs will also take delivery in June of a new, larger laminator that is designed to match its new, larger Roland DG, said Wendels.

The business is based in Maryborough, Victoria.

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