The printer, which sells from £19,999, is a successor to the VersaUV LEF-12 desktop UV solution, and was launched in late September. The company in Aldershot, Hants, bought the Roland off dealer PrintMAX.

Standout qualities are a bigger print bed and faster speeds to offer a higher return on investment than smaller models, said the supplier. Features include larger working area than LEF-12, up to 508mm x 330mm x 100mm high, and new LED lamp for fast UV curing.

The new model prints at 1.37sqm/hr, more than twice as fast as the LEF-12, which ran at 0.61sqm/hr. Digitalblanks marketing manager Rob Hayes said it was crucial be be at the forefront of digital technology.

“The finishes this kit enables our customers to achieve far surpass anything out there in the market. There are some budget machines coming out of China, which are good on price but the output doesn’t match up to Roland’s standards.” specialises in blank merchandise but also works on creating precision jigs, which secure products on the bed to ensure best coverage when printing on to merchandise. The company works in partnership with manufacturers of digital printers.

With the wider flatbed on the LEF-20 will now be able to create larger print space opportunities with its customised jigs. As well as iPhone cases the equipment can print on pens and golf balls.