October 20th, 2014

Roland VS-540i Case Study

Skane Print Roland VS-540i Case Study

Skane Print is a great example of how small, local printers can stay on top by investing in technology and offering exciting new services to their community. Based in Kilmessan, Co. Meath, Skane Print offers a wide range of general print services, with particular specialties including prayer, in memoriam and acknowledgement cards. Skane Print has worked hard to build up really strong links in the local area.


In recent years, Skane Print has expanded into wide-format and promotional printing. Skane now offers its customers great new services including vehicle graphics, advertising stands, display solutions and promotional products such as key-rings, beer mats and much more. When looking to upgrade their wide-format technology Skane Print chose a Roland VersaCamm VS-540i from Neopost Ireland.


Derek Power, owner of Skane Print, tells us why it had to be a Roland from Neopost Ireland for his wide-format printer:


When you are making an investment in new equipment, it's so important that you go with a name you can trust. Roland are such a brand. You know with a Roland machine, you'll consistently get the performance you expect. The flexible finance offered by Neopost Ireland was also a major draw. It allows you to quickly upgrade your kit without the need for a massive capital investment upfront.


The Roland VersaCamm VS-540i comes from a great range of wide-format printing solutions offered by Neopost Ireland. Its 54-inch print surface coupled with integrated contour cutting make it an ideal entry-level solution for those who want to make a big splash in wide-format printing. Derek is delighted with the performance.


It's a great machine. With Roland Eco-SOL MAX inks, the print quality is exceptional. It's very easy to use and the speed is very good. I can get through about 10 sq. metres per hour at standard resolutions when I'm printing on to vinyl. I'm really happy with the machine's performance.


While cost and performance are always key considerations for any printer looking to invest in hardware, there are other things to think about too. When you buy a machine from Neopost Ireland you get access to a first-rate after sales service that will keep your machine running smoothly. We asked Derek about the response he gets from Neopost Ireland.


Luckily, major issues are a real rarity with the Roland. That said it's great to have peace of mind that if there is an issue the lads from Neopost will be out within a matter of hours and they will have me back up and running as quickly as possible. Any minor issues I have ever had with the machine have always been resolved quickly and with minimal hassle.


Having invested in the printer Derek, quickly saw an opportunity to increase his margins by investing in a Drytac wide-format laminator. This ensured that he could laminate his wide-format prints in-house.

All in all, Derek is really happy with the investment and he's glad he chose Neopost Ireland as his supplier. The machine has really boosted his business and he is already considering a further investment in the area.


I've gotten to the point now where I feel it might be time to expand my capabilities. The range of services I have been able to introduce are proving really popular and I'm reaching the stage where I might need a second machine to keep up with demand. Vehicle wrapping is a prime example. It was not something I had ever considered before but now I'm out the door with it.


Skane Print are a shining example of how small, independent printers can really prosper if they are willing to adapt and invest. By listening to his customers and developing the services they want, Derek has been able to weather the tough times that the industry has experienced in recent years and Skane Print is going from strength to strength.


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