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Roland Introduces Package Prototyping Solution

Press release from the issuing company

Irvine, CA, September 6, 2001 Roland DGA Corporation, a world leader in the wide-format printing industry, today introduced a groundbreaking accessory for the Hi-Fi JET PRO. Called the TableTop Extension System, it enables the eight-color machine to print card stock for package prototyping. “The TableTop Extension System represents the most affordable way to produce fast and precise package prototypes,” said Brian McLeod, Roland Director of Business Development. “Simply install the Extension System and print package prototypes directly onto matte or gloss card stock. Then, cut and crease them with Roland’s CT-304.” Today at Print 01, Roland will demonstrate this package prototyping workflow. With the TableTop Extension installed, Roland staff will print package prototypes on matte and gloss card stock with an FJ-400 and cut and crease them with the CT-304 Flatbed Cutter. The finished product will be a color accurate, hi-resolution, precision-cut assembled box prototype. The TableTop Extension also enables Hi-Fi JET PRO users to easily produce fine art reproductions, décor art and poster boards. By eliminating the need to finish prints via mounting, the accessory makes the wide format printing business more attractive to more people. The TableTop Extension System supports stock up to 48 inches wide. The TableTop Extension System is currently available, for a list price of $1,995, with shipment in 30 days. Bundled with the Hi-Fi JET PRO, it has a special reduced price. The complete package prototyping system, including the CT-304, retails for less than $55,000. About the Hi-Fi JET PRO The Roland Hi-Fi JET PRO (with 42-, 52- and 64-inch models) features variable-droplet technology and prints in eight colors (CMYK plus OGLcLm), yielding a massive color gamut. It also prints two sets of CMYK at a blistering 127-square-feet per hour. Like the Hi-Fi JET, the “V8” is Pantone Hexachrome certified to match 97 percent PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM colors.

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