Increased need for security labels calls for accuracy, speed and durability

The requirement for safety signage and security labels shows no signs of slowing down. Businesses are under more pressure than ever to achieve transparency and demonstrate responsibility for the health and safety of their staff and customers – from the public, the government and from competitors.


This represents an opportunity to supply accurate safety, security and anti-tamper signage and label products to a vast market: pharmaceuticals, food and drink, electronics and domestic power tools for sale to the public; security and safety labels in the automotive, aerospace, IT, plant machinery manufacturing fields; indeed, any business with buildings or equipment.


The variety of demands are often unique to each business, in terms of different substrates, level of sophistication in colour, embellishment and finishing, longevity and durability in various environments, and more. Bringing this particular print process in-house is a surefire way to retain absolute control over these exact and individual requirements.


Moreover, the right technology will help on-site staff achieve faster turnarounds, increased responsiveness, and reduce errors that may occur when a workflow is disrupted by outsourcing this vital step of production.


At InPrint 2017, Roland DG (Booth 264) will demonstrate a version of its VersaSTUDIO BN-20 inkjet printer/cutter, modified to meet the needs of this specific market in collaboration with dealer MAX Systems GmbH– suppliers of hardware and print systems for labelling and security signage applications.


The desktop VersaSTUDIO BN-20 has been developed as an ideal system for bringing sign and label production in-house for minimal expense. Its software features a built-in library of standard industrial labels, which can be printed in technically faithful colours and contour-cut to the correct size and shape – on-site, in one device, immediately. Alternatively, users can design original and unique labels, thanks to the variable data capabilities of digital printing and cutting. This technology also minimises wasted materials.


Modified BN-20 desktop inkjet printer / cutter

Modified BN-20 desktop inkjet printer / cutter

The BN-20 is compatible with a wide range of high-performance substrates for industrial marking, safety signs, pipe marking, security labels and associated specialist applications. In combination with Roland's award-winning eco-solvent inks, which include metallic and white options, users can produce crisp, precise graphics with excellent scratch resistance and durability, even when exposed to harsh chemicals.


Experts from Roland will be on hand at InPrint to explain more about the modified VersaSTUDIO BN-20 and to demonstrate its accuracy, versatility and speed in this essential market.


Visitors to the Roland booth will also have the chance to see its range of advanced UV-LED printers in action; used by professionals worldwide for a host of industrial applications, including decorative and functional printing, packaging prototypes and more.


Find out more about “Adding value in a hyper competitive world through inkjet customisation” when Stefan Höfs, Business Development Manager Industry, Roland DG Central Europe, presents at the InPrint conference on Tuesday 14th November at 11am.