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Printing on Metal

Applying decals or vinyl wrapping metal items used to be the only ways to add graphics to metal. Today, there are many more metal customisation options available, with Roland VersaUV flatbeds, Texart dye sublimation printers, and MPX-95 impact printers that offer a huge range of sophisticated finishes and personalisation results.

The following inspirational examples illustrate some of the spectacular results that can be achieved on metal products and materials using Roland DG technology.

Make a Direct Statement with UV Printing on Metal

You can add fun, personal touches to metal products such as “old-school” lunchboxes with Roland VersaUV LEJ-640FT flatbed printer technology. With a 150mm print clearance, it’s the ideal solution for full colour, on-demand printing onto metal products like lunchboxes, metal packaging items and cases.



With a choice of desktop and large format UV flatbed devices, graphics customisation experts can offer an entire inventory of custom metal products – printing directly onto business card holders, metal USB sticks, metal frames, dog tags and many more metal giftware items.

You can also customise cylindrical metal items for unique custom products and packaging. With a RotaPrint accessory, VersaUV LEF printers can add stunning graphics to sports bottles, cans, and other cylindrical applications.

Get Artistic with Dye Sublimation and ChromaLuxe Panels

Print photos and artwork with Roland Texart dye sublimation printers and heat transfer them onto specially-formulated ChromaLuxe metal panels — producing brilliantly colourful results, including a pearlescent-textured effect that particularly complements photographic imagery.

Add Photo-Impact onto Metal Giftware with Impact Printing

Add photos, text and graphics onto silver, metal, platinum, gold and other metal materials with the MPX-95 impact printer. Create “straight-from-the-heart” custom products that can command high prices.


Roland provides a choice of graphics customisation devices for putting art and designs onto metal. By personalising giftware, drinkware, signage, and jewellery, you add considerable value to metal items and provide a unique service that sets you apart from many other graphic experts.