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Roland DGA partners with Ryerson University

September 18, 2013

Roland’s SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large-format color printer/cutter is now available for use in the University's School of Graphic Communications Management.

Roland DGA Corp. and Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) have teamed up to bring the benefits of Roland’s SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 large-format color printer/cutter to the school’s students, faculty and research staff.

"As Roland’s fastest, most powerful printer/cutter ever, the 64-inch XR-640 ushers in a new era of quality, precision and performance," the company says. "With its two inline mirrored print heads, integrated printing and contour-cutting technology and new Eco-Sol MAX 2 inks in nine colors, including white, metallic silver and light black, the XR-640 delivers high productivity, exceptional image quality and maximum versatility."

"We are very pleased to be able to incorporate the XR-640 into our teaching curriculum,” says Dr. Abhay Sharma, associate professor of graphic communication at GCM. “With the XR-640, we can instruct student projects in large-format printing, exploring topics such as ink consumption, printing with white ink and printing vehicle wraps. I’m really looking forward to seeing the results this semester."

The SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640 comes with VersaWorks RIP software, including media profiles and features that the company says ensure precision imaging, productivity and ease of use while minimizing maintenance time and costs. With the XR-640, Ryerson students can explore a wide range of applications, from signs, banners, photographic reproductions and trade show graphics to labels, POP, apparel decoration, interior decor, package prototypes and wraps of all kinds.  

“Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management is Canada’s leading educational program focused on graphic communications disciplines,” says Don Ross, Roland DGA’s national director in Canada. “We appreciate the opportunity to place today’s most advanced large-format printing technology in the hands of tomorrow’s graphics professionals.”