Top Canadian Graphic Arts Program Adopts Advanced Wide-Format Printing Technology from Roland

Roland Partners with Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management

Top Canadian Graphic Arts Program Adopts Advanced Wide-Format Printing Technology from Roland

Roland DGA Corp. and Ryerson University's School of Graphic Communications Management (GCM) have teamed up to bring the benefits of Roland's advanced 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. 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," said 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 advanced features that 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," 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."

See the XR-640 in action Sept. 20 - 21 at Roland's Consac Image Makers exhibit, located in Booth #310. For more information on the entire line of Roland large-format inkjet printers, please visit

Roland DGA Corp.

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corp. in Hamamatsu, Japan. Celebrating more than 30 years of innovation, Roland provides business-critical solutions every day to professionals across the sign, grand-format, sublimation, UV inkjet, digital graphics, vehicle graphics, fine art, dental, photography, packaging, label, engraving and 3D modeling industries. Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and Roland DG is ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 certified.