GJS installs Australia's first Roland DG BN2-20

GJS installs Australia's first Roland DG BN2-20

SYDNEY, Australia - September 19, 2023

GJS today announced it has installed Australia's first Roland DG BN2 series print and cut machine with Kiama-based custom printer, Known Designs. The printer was purchased the day it was launched and installed four days later.

Known Designs, founded by Esther Keenan in 2021, has earned a reputation for bringing its customers' creative visions to life through easy, affordable, and personalised printing solutions. With a commitment to crafting personalised clothing, decals, business merchandise, labels, and more, Known Designs had previously relied on the first-generation Roland DG BN-20 printer cutter as its production cornerstone.

"We purchased the original BN-20 in July 2021 and expanded our operations to the point where a second printer became a necessity. I was exploring the possibility of adding another BN-20 when the BN2-20 was unveiled. The improved speed and functionality were irresistible, and we knew we had to invest in one immediately," said Keenan.

Known Designs will use the capabilities of the new BN2-20A alongside its existing BN-20, leveraging the increased speed and precision to uphold its commitment to delivering high-quality, affordable products to its loyal customers.

"Known Designs embodies the essence of easy, affordable, and customisable printing, and the BN2-20A encapsulates all these qualities in a single printer. Thanks to the seamless installation process, we were able to continue production right away,” Keenan continued.

The BN2 series represents a remarkable leap in technology, succeeding the original BN series that was introduced in 2011. Twelve years of innovation have resulted in a print and cut machine that not only delivers superior quality but also impressively faster printing speeds, up to four times faster than its predecessor.

The Roland DG BN2 series printer cutter seamlessly combines the capabilities of a high-quality printer with an advanced cutter, enhancing the production capabilities of a wide range of industries, including signage, labels, decals, vehicle graphics, apparel, and more.

“We've been extremely thankful to have been able to create a great working relationship with the team at GJS from the first time we made contact back in July 2021. Since then, the majority of our ongoing supplies come from them. When the BN2-20 was announced, it was an easy decision to buy straight from GJS, after experiencing such amazing customer service over the past two years,” Keenan concluded.

The installation of the first Roland DG BN2 series with Known Designs a mere four days after its official announcement demonstrates an appetite for the upgraded print and cut solution in this market with both new customers showing interest and, in Known Design’s case, existing BN-20 customers looking to upgrade.

“The Roland DG BN-series is one of the most popular print solutions that we sell,” said Greg Stone, managing director, GJS. “The fact that we sold through our entire allocation of BN2-20’s within 12-hours of the official announcement demonstrates not only the popularity of the product, but also the trust that local printers have in the Roland DG and GJS brands.

“Based on the initial interest and feedback that we have had since the product launched on 7 September, we expect the new BN2 series to be just as popular, if not more so than the original,” Stone added.


About GJS
GJS is Australia’s premier provider of solutions and services for the textile, promotional products, custom photo gift, sign and display industries. With over 45 years’ experience, GJS supplies everything needed to start and operate a successful printing business including equipment, consumables, training and support. Headquartered in Revesby, NSW, and with additional teams located in Victoria and Queensland, GJS serves customers throughout Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. For more information visit: gjs.co. GJS and the GJS logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of GJS. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

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