Roland DG has added a new model to its VersaStudio line of metal engravers/imprinters, the MPX-90S, aimed at print service providers in sign, graphics and personalisation markets.

The MPX series uses a diamond stylus to inscribe text, graphics and photos on a variety of metals and other materials, including brass, aluminium, acrylic, stainless steel, titanium, gold, silver and platinum, and materials with special surface finish such as hairline, grainy or alumite at ‘high speed and with pin-sharp accuracy’.

Applications for the technology range from personalised items such as gifts and accessories to medical and industrial part marking, such as nameplates and engraving 2D barcodes on medical instruments.

The MPX-90S offers an imprint area of 80 x 80mm and is said to offer simple loading and job repeat, while generating ‘little to no’ metal dust during operation. It ships with Metaza Studio software that handles a range of common image/graphic editing tasks such as removing backgrounds or combining multiple images, as well as supporting illustrations or graphics created in commercial design software.

‘Since the launch of the first MPX model in 2000, we have focused on expanding our desktop product lines like the VersaStudio MPX-90S to appeal to the needs of retailers and businesses looking for profitable new services with limited staff and space, as well as individuals who want to start their businesses from home,’ said Gregory Bilsen, CEO at Roland DG EMEA.

‘The exciting MPX-90S metal printer launched today was developed in line with the growing demand from gift and accessory shops wanting to offer new services with high added value, and individuals looking to start their own personalised services business, with the goal of making Roland’s desktop series of metal imprinters affordable and available in an even more user-friendly manner for everyone.’