Roland DGA Corp., Irvine, Calif., has been recognized by Weymouth, Mass.-based industry research firm InfoTrends, as the leading North American provider of digital printers for the durable graphics market. According to the InfoTrends 2010 Quarterly Wide-Format Tracking Shipping Project report, Roland sold nearly twice as many printers in 2010 priced under $30,000 into the North American marketplace as its nearest competitors. The report cites Roland’s extensive support services and product reliability, as well as its in-depth understanding of customers and their unique business requirements, as key factors driving the company’s success.
The InfoTrends report covers all four reporting quarters in 2010 and focuses on low-end wide-format solvent inkjets, considered to be one of the largest segments of the wide-format digital printing market. Combined, the global manufacturers of solvent inkjet printing equipment sold nearly 23,000 units in 2010. A total of 89 percent of the sales recorded were for printers priced under $30,000.