SignARama Wollongong has installed a new Roland DG Advanced Jet AJ740i from Project Engraving and Digital.

After three years without a significant upgrade, owner of SignARama Wollongong, Michael Kyriacou, needed something special to not only keep up with the volume and type of work his clients were demanding but to make a mark that would draw plenty of attention.

“A lot of our work is for coal mine signs and other industrial signage and a lot of it requires us to print on reflective vinyl,” he said.


“Michael Kyriacou of Wollongong SignARama and Project’s Ryan O’Sullivan in front of the first AJ740i installed in Australia.”

“Particularly we wanted to be able to print on class one reflective vinyl, which is effectively the same thing as street signage”.

“We needed to print with heavy duty, full solvent inks therefore we had to go with a machine that was specifically designed for that work.”

“Without the Advanced Jet, these jobs would have been impossible.”

The AJ740i is a six-colour inkjet capable of printing up to 720dpi with a maximum print width of 1870mm.

Mr Kyriacou said no other machine he looked at came even close to matching the standard of the Advanced Jet – many didn’t recognise the class one reflective vinyl and the ones that did print, the ink wiped straight off the surface.

By purchasing the Advanced Jet, SignARama Wollongong became the first business in Australia to own this particular printer, and with that has come many major benefits.

“We offered our services for the entire Australian franchise and now they are sending work to us. No other store can print on reflective vinyl,” he said.

It has also seen Mr Kyriacou’s business grow exponentially despite a financial climate that is forcing most businesses to downsize.

“This machine has been running for eight weeks and in that time we have tripled our output due to our speed, quality and capabilities,” he said.

“We just started marketing to clients that this is the first of its kind in Australia and that has won us a lot of jobs”

“This machine allows us to supply high quality industrial signage with the quality of the print enhancing standard signage that we use with everyday clients & corporate accounts.”

Mr Kyriacou said his staff had no difficulty adjusting to the Advanced Jet and in fact it had made all their lives far easier.

“Before, 25 metres of banner would have taken all day. Now it takes us two hours,” he said.

“The boys adapted from the old machine straight to this one. The quality is enhanced. We can print a large amount of prints without having to adjust it, the printing and the colours are true and the accuracy is very good. It’s everything the old machine wasn’t.”

He praised the team at Project Engraving and Digital led by Ryan O’Sullivan, Project’s Digital Specialist for making the transition as smooth as possible.

“They really know the machine and they worked really well with our team. They sit down and work with you, no matter what the problem is. They were the only ones that delivered the goods and they really are leading the way,” he said.

Glenn Conyers, Project’s General Manager NSW stated “ as a company, we always strive to achieve this match with our customers’ business needs. We don’t just talk about providing integrated solutions, we deliver them!”

Project Engraving and Digital


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