Meet Jesi, Italy's "One-Man Band" of Personalization
Gianluca Mazzarini | Jesi, Italy
PRODUCTS: VersaUV LEC2 S-Series
Gianluca Mazzarini is the owner and proprietor of Tipolitografia Mazzarini, based in historic Jesi, in the middle of the Marche region of central Italy - a land rich in history, creative culture and artistic experimentation. As soon as we entered his graphic arts workshop, we were struck by the wide variety of creative applications. Even more astounding is that they are all the work of a single person: Gianluca himself.
"Our business was born here, in this region, 40 years ago, initially with traditional typography hand-created by my father. But we have evolved," he said.
"Our business was born here, in this region, 40 years ago, initially with traditional typography hand-created by my father. But we have evolved."
Gianluca explains the history of his business, telling us about the transition from small-format to large-format digital printing. From "roll to roll" printing on paper all the way through UV flatbed small-format printing with the Roland DG VersaUV LEF-20, and now large-format UV flatbed printing with the acquisition of a VersaUV LEC2-640S-F200.
"Switching to flatbed printing with Roland DG has opened up a new world of unlimited potential," said Gianluca.
Gianluca describes how he was able to start printing on rigid materials, such as wooden surfaces and objects, expanding his business into more markets, all thanks to his LEC2-640S-F200:
“The Roland DG S-series allows you to print on different surfaces and objects with a thickness of up to 20 cm,” he notes.
In addition, Mazzarini added a cutter to his workshop, allowing him to finalize certain jobs by folding and cutting the printed cardboard, for example, to create exhibit displays and creative, multicolor packaging.
"One wonderful advantage of this machine is that it allows you to create tiny details, with very high resolution and precision," he said.
"One wonderful advantage of this machine is that it allows you to create tiny details, with very high resolution and precision."
An important consideration for businesses such as Gianluca’s is the ability to print on smaller objects such as a pen or keyring, made possible by the LEC2-640S's very high print quality. The printer uses EUV5 inks, which offer a combination of CMYK, orange and red, allowing the reproduction of a wide spectrum of colors and very high detail definition.
Mazzarini is also keen to stress that he has found the key features he was looking for in the Roland DG LEC2-S: versatility, ease of operation, and high print quality, combined with excellent technical support.
"We were finally dealing with a manufacturer that not only makes products of the highest quality, but also has the philosophy that we like: Roland DG provides genuine, relevant and concrete technical support," he said.
Technical assistance is a major factor when choosing a professional device for your business and is something that shouldn't be overlooked. A business such as Gianluca's is based on a combination of creativity and technology, and is expressed through a wide range of applications that meet the multiple needs of his customers.
Gianluca says: "Today's craftsman is a technological craftsman who retains his traditional knowledge. This knowledge can be amplified by the appropriate technology, allowing a craftsman to create and sell a product that is produced cost-effectively."
Winning the "barbaric war of costs" can only be accomplished - according to our technological craftsman - by creating a unique product, the value of which is realized through highly creative content and originality - a product which defines excellence.