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Ryerson GCM Installs Roland Large-format


September 25, 2013
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Roland DGA has provided a SOLJET Pro4 XR-640 large-format inkjet system for training and research purposes at Ryerson University’s Graphic Communications Management (GCM) program in downtown Toronto.

The 64-inch printer, with an onboard cutting system, is to run new Roland eco-solvent inks, Eco-Sol MAX 2. Roland describes the SOLJET XR-640 as its fastest and most-powerful printer/cutter currently on the market.

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“Ryerson University’s School of Graphic Communications Management is Canada’s leading educational program focused on graphic communications disciplines,” said 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.”

Following installation by Roland Canada’s Don Ross, GCM staff and students yesterday worked with Matt Anderson, Roland’s Service Account Manager, to produce vinyl and adhesive print and cut samples – driven by a VersaWorks RIP. GCM’s Associate Professor Abhay Sharma will lead student projects in large-format printing to explore market-relevant sign-and-display topics like ink consumption, tiling and print speed. Sharma also plans on working with the students to focus on printing with white and metallic inks, as well as in the production of vehicle wraps.

“We are very pleased to be able to incorporate the XR-640 into our teaching curriculum,” said Sharma. “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.”