Roland now offers Biztools, complete business solutions to help individuals wishing to enter the engraving, sign making, custom apparel and personalization markets.
"In today's competitive environment, it is more important than ever for businesses to maximize their revenue potential," said Joe Dawson, senior director of sales for Roland. "Biztools make it easy for professionals to master profitable new applications that can take their businesses in new directions. We are pleased to bring added value to our customers with these innovative solutions."
Brandi Bilskey, an entrepreneur based in Fresno, CA, and owner of custom apparel provider Blings & Things, recently invested in a Biztools R-Wear solution featuring a Roland EGX engraver. "The EGX-350 allowed me to start my business with little investment,? she said. ?I was able to pay for the engraver in the first two months of business. Profits and customers have just kept increasing ever since."
The Roland Biztools lineup features easy-to-use Roland sign making, engraving and apparel decoration products. Each solution comes packaged with professional software and is supported by a full line of supplies and accessories which can be purchased online. Biztools customers also have access to Roland's strong service and support offering including extended warranties, technical support, user forums, newsletters and training through Roland University.
Roland also offers a variety of free videos on the company's website that demonstrate how easy it is to get started in profitable industries such as ADA signage, apparel decoration and personalization.
EGX-30A Desktop Engraver for Easy Desktop Engraving: Roland's entry-level engraver makes it easy to engrave nameplates, badges, awards, signs, personalized jewelry and promotional items, and to create rhinestone-decorated apparel as well. List Price: $3,695 US.
EGX-360 Rotary Gi¬ft Engraver: Designed for cylindrical and flat engraving, the EGX-360 produces gifts, jewelry, awards, ADA signs and rhinestone decorated apparel. List Price: $17,995 US.
EGX-350 Precision Engraver: Powered by a 20,000 RPM DC brushless motor, this desktop engraver produces a wide range of popular jobs with crisp text and clear graphics including indoor signs, gifts and awards, and custom rhinestone apparel. List Price: $5,795 US.
GX-24 Desktop Cutter for Heat Applied Digital Cut Graphics: Roland's GX-24 is designed to cut a wide range of colorfast, heat-applied materials including heat transfers, CadCUT media and twill to personalize sportswear with logos, names and numbers. The GX-24 also cuts vinyl for signs, vehicle graphics, POP, pinstriping masks and more. List Price: $2,095 US.
STIKA Portable Sign Maker: Available in 8-, 12-, and 15-inch media widths, STIKA vinyl cutters come complete with software and all the features needed to produce signs, stickers, decals, POP and labels. Software is included. Pricing: $525 to $1,045 US.
MPX-80 Photo Impact Printer: The MPX-80 photo impact printer is a compact, easy-to-use, desktop device that permanently customizes pendants, dog tags, key chains, lighters, pens, cuff links and money clips with photos, artwork and text. Its quiet operation makes it ideal for retail locations. List Price: $3,695 US.
VersaCAMM SP-300 4-color Printer/Cutter: As Roland's best-selling inkjet line, the VersaCAMM is designed for versatility. The 30-inch VersaCAMM SP-300 produces professional four-color, contour cut graphics for labels, decals, signs, banners, vehicle graphics and retail displays, as well as heat transfers for apparel decoration. VersaWorks RIP software is included. List Price: $11,595 US.
R-WearStudio Gift & Apparel Software: With Roland R-Wear Studio software, professionals can design beautiful custom apparel and gifts. The software helps businesses boost their profits by personalizing everything from t-shirts and handbags to wine bottles and cell phones. List Price: $499 US.