Roland DG is showing a number of technology previews at Fespa 2018, including the Texart RT-640M, EJ-640 Deco and VersaExpress RF-640.
The new Texart machine is a direct-to-textile printer that will hit the market at below 20,000 Euro.
The EJ-640 Deco, as the name suggests, is a machine developed specifically for wallpaper print and will be able to handle both coated and uncoated media.
Paul Willems, head of business development and product management EMEA, said tests have proved lightfastness of 7-8 years with good wash and rub ability. The printer is expected to come in somewhere in the mid 20,000 Euros mark.
The VersaExpress RF-640 is an 8-colour printer (added red, orange and green) developed to enable the sign market to better achieve brand/corporate colours. It is expected to have a list price of between 10,000 – 15,000 Euro.
Timelines have yet to be given for commercial availability of the above.