Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000 Wins the 2007 EDP Award for Innovation

The Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000 104" grand-format inkjet printer has won the prestigious European Digital Press Association EDP Award for innovation in the "Wide-Format Inkjet Printers up to 2.5m" category.

The EDP awards recognize the best and most innovative digital printing products for the previous twelve months based on the following criteria: efficiency, performance, quality/price ratio, design and ease of use. The EDP′s judging committee is comprised of independent consultants, editors, engineers and other top industry professionals across Europe. Products launched in the European market from March 2006 through March 2007 are eligible for the award.

"It is an honor to receive this award which recognizes the outstanding innovation behind the Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000," said Kevin Shigenoya, Roland DG marketing manager. "The AJ-1000 brings tremendous value to digital printing professionals everywhere and particularly to those looking to expand their businesses by offering a wider range of printing services to their clients. At a very competitive price point, the AJ-1000 combines high-speed performance and advanced features that make it ideal for both high-volume production runs and on-demand jobs. The AJ-1000 is also a very easy printer to operate and maintain, allowing shops to easily produce grand-format jobs in-house instead of outsourcing them to competitors."

Roland AdvancedJET AJ-1000

The 104"-wide AJ-1000 industrial grand-format printer is engineered for high-volume production of banners, billboards, signage and other durable graphics. As the fastest and most advanced grand-format printer in its class, the AJ-1000 achieves a maximum production speed of 90m²/h (968 sqft/hr). Featuring EcoXtreme ink, the AJ-1000 delivers dense, rich colors and an exceptional gamut that together ensure beautiful, consistent prints for viewing up close and at a distance. The AJ-1000 also offers an optional mesh printing unit to support economical unlined mesh media.

European Digital Press Association (EDP)

The EDP is an association of top trade magazine publishers serving the industrial printing, digital printing and sign making markets across Europe. EDP publications for digital printing and associated products cover 12 European countries with a combined circulation of approximately 80,000 and readership exceeding 160,000 graphic arts professionals. The EDP Award is granted to the best products of the year for industrial professionals and acknowledges the distinctive value of those products.

Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is a leading worldwide manufacturer of inkjet devices, milling and engraving machines, vinyl cutters, 3D scanners, a jewelry wax model maker and photo impact printers. In addition, the company markets software and other components that provide professionals with complete solutions. Roland DG′s "Digital Value Engineering" (DVE) employs the latest digital technology to improve the company′s business workflow processes. Integral to DVE, Roland DG has replaced its conventional production lines with a digitally-controlled system entitled Digital Yatai. Roland′s Digital Yatai production technology features guided on-screen instructions and other automated systems that enable individuals to produce Roland inkjet printers and other products in an unassisted manner while preventing human errors. Roland DG is ISO-9001:2000 and 14001:2004 certified. The company strives to preserve environmental protection while maintaining the highest quality standards.

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