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First direct-to-garment printer from Roland

Roland DG has announced the launch of its first direct-to-garment (DTG) printer for printing directly on to cotton-based products, in a response to the expanding personalisation sector.

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Roland hopes its first DTG printer will help businesses add value to their services

The BT-12 is capable of offering an in-store, on-demand personalisation experience for businesses and their clients. Since the introduction of VersaCAMM SP-300 in 2003, Roland has seen an increase in the use of its inkjet printers in the production of custom apparel and fabric goods.

Etsuo Harada, division president of COTO business division for Roland DG comments: “More recently, in-store personalisation services for printing customer designs have grown rapidly. To meet this demand, the COTO Business Division has developed the new DTG printer.”

The BT-12 is an A4 size printer that can print full-colour graphics on a variety of cotton-based items, providing they are at least 50% cotton. Sized at 399mm x 760mm, the BT-12 allows for sign-makers and print-service-providers to add personalisation to their product portfolio without concerns over space, or price.

… businesses have an opportunity to offer high-value merchandise such as personalised products to meet customer needs and desires

Harada adds: “Consumer behaviour has been shifting from consumption to experience due to the diversification of consumer values. As a result, businesses have an opportunity to offer high-value merchandise such as personalised products to meet customer needs and desires.”

“Our goal is to provide our users with tools that help deliver a unique experience and quality time for their customers and to transform their imagination into reality.”

Whilst the new DTG printer can be used on its own, it is also compatible to be used alongside Roland’s VersaSTUDIO BN-20 printer/cutter, VersaUV LEF Series UV- LED printers and the LD-80 digital foil decorator.

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