Roland celebrates US award win with $25,000 Body of Work prize

In late 2012, creative agency Body of Work, a division of Sydney-based ArmstrongQ, became the first Australian winner of the prestigious Best of Show at the Printing Industries of America awards.

Body of Work principal Bob Armstrong said his “simple philosophy” was to “produce the best printed product in the world”.

To mark the historic success, Roland DG Australia is giving away a unique Body of Work piece worth $25,000 during the trade show. 

The winning entries were printed on a Roland VersaUV DG LEJ-640, which is being demonstrated at PacPrint.

Roland DG Australia managing director Marc Margetts said. “Roland VersaUV technology has allowed Body of Work to push creative print boundaries. 

“We are very excited to partner with Bob and the team at Body of Work. The quality and breadth of their work is simply amazing and was ultimately recognised by receiving the most prestigious print award in the world.”

Roland DG business development manager Conrad Birkett said the LEJ-640 was a hybrid flatbed with a small footprint, reasonable production speed and low power consumption thanks to its LED UV technology.

He said that because the heat coming out of the LED lamps was exceptionally low, printers could use a wider variety of substrates, including materials sensitive to heat. “We can even print on 8gsm shrinkwrap packaging,” he added.

Roland has sold around 50 of the LEJ-640 machines since the model was launched two years ago. 

An even better seller is also being shown at PacPrint: the Soljet Pro4 XR-640 print and cut unit. It is an eight-colour production print-and-cut machine that offers ultra-wide production as well as metallics, white and light blacks. Roland has sold around 80 of the devices since the launch last November.

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