SOS, GMG Color and Vivid are running an open house event for the wide-format print market on 6 and 7 September at Vivid’s showroom in Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.

Billed as the ‘three card trick’, the event will produce a range of wide format print onRoland TrueVis print/cut machines supplied by SOS, driven by GMG’s colour control and workflow software. Samples will then be cut, folded and laminated on Vivid’s VeloBlade  equipment, enabling visitors to take away a finished product, including a souvenir boxed deck of laminated playing cards.

SOS Director Ashley Fleming explained, ‘The inkjet large format print market is projected to grow significantly over the course of the next few years, and we want our customers to be best positioned to take advantage of this growth. We are pleased to be joining forces with our friends from GMG Color and Vivid to show a full large-format workflow and using the latest hand-picked Roland machines. It’s a great opportunity for any printer to investigate the latest wide-format technology and future-proof their business, whether they are experienced or thinking of taking this market on for the first time.’

SOS will show a various Roland machines, including the TrueVis LG-540 UV-LED integrated print/cut machine, the TrueVis AP-640 resin ink printer and the TrueVIS VG3-540 all-purpose eco-solvent printer. This line-up will enable a wide variety of work to be produced, from packaging mockups to backlit prints, posters, banners and wallpaper. Customers may request specific demonstrations when registering for the event, and produce their own work at the show by prior arrangement.

Colour management and profiling software for proofing and production from GMG will complement the Roland printers and  Vivid’s range of finishing equipment will of course feature; the latter covers automated packaging technology and software solutions ranging from lamination and digital foiling to packaging software, digital die-cutting and patented taper systems.