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Roland DG competition winner sees record profit margins


In April 2016, Lloyd Yates attended Sign & Digital UK exhibition, as he had done every year for over a decade. Whilst at the Roland DG stand, the sign maker entered the ‘Scratch & Win’ competition, hoping to win one of Roland DG’s newly launched True- VIS VG Series print and cut devices. Only a few short weeks later Lloyd installed the new print and cut machine at his manufac- turing base Berkshire.


Axiya Signs, with over 35 years’ experience in the sign industry, was the lucky company that won the competition, selected at ran- dom from the hundreds of entries that vis- ited the Roland DG stand.


Lloyd said: “When I received the phone call to tell me I had won the machine, I was in complete shock. At first it was the saving on the cost of the VG-540 that I thought would be the biggest benefit. But having used the machine for six months, it’s the ongoing cost savings that are the most impressive. The ink usage is so economical that I thought the ink level reading was broken at first!”


The introduction of the VG-540 has enabled the business to bring production in-house. This has eliminated the need to outsource work to a supplier and cuts overhead costs dramatically. Lloyd spends a fraction of the cost on what he would previously spend on printing, which results in much greater profit margins.


Lloyd Wates, from Axiya Signs, who won a Roland DG TrueVis VG-540 print and cut ma- chine at Sign & Digital UK last year.


“Having not had a printer/cutter machine be- fore, I didn’t know what to expect when we started using the VG-540. But its perform- ance has gone above and beyond anything I could have imagined. Even when we utilise draft print mode to maximise efficiency, the finish is far superior to anything else I’ve seen before,” says Lloyd.


Though the company has only been using the VG-540 for six months, it has already helped secure new business opportunities, producing quality signage for high-end clients such as leading fragrance and alco- hol brands.


“The versatility of the VG-540 has allowed us to explore new and profitable markets, and work with clients that we wouldn’t have dreamed of working with as recently as ear- lier this year. With the added ability to print prototypes in-house, our creativity has gone through the roof!”


Having used the VG-540 for six months, Lloyd has become a huge fan, and is thinking about buying a second Roland DG machine.


To gain valuable training, Lloyd went to a Roland DG Academy Course to make sure he was using his new Roland DG machine to its full potential. The Roland DG Academy offers businesses and individuals an engaging learning environment, and the latest technology to educate and inspire attendees on the versatile applications possible.


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Having been won over by the TrueVIS VG- 540, Lloyd is already exploring the possibil- ity of buying a second Roland DG machine: “I’ve only had the VG-540 for a short time but I cannot imagine my business without it. The possibilities are truly endless and I’m intrigued to discover what other new and ex- citing applications and markets are possible with the support of Roland DG,” says Lloyd.


www.rolanddg.com / www.rolanddg.co.uk


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