Hamamatsu, Japan, November 2, 2016 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of digital fabrication tools including 3D milling machines, 3D printers and engraving machines, today announced the launch of a new photo impact printer, the METAZA MPX-95, and Gift Kit for the personalization of metallic items with photos, logos, names, messages and other decorations.
With its diamond stylus and powerful impact force, the MPX-95 can imprint on a wide variety of materials, including stainless steel, iron, titanium, platinum and softer substrates such as gold, silver, copper, nickel and aluminum at high speed and with pin-sharp accuracy. Possibilities include personalized pens and stationary, smart devices, industrial plates, jewelry and pendants, trophies and awards, watches and belt buckles.
The MPX-95 and Gift Kit were developed especially as a compact solution for kiosks, gift shops, jewelry store and other outlets selling products on-demand. Yoshihiro Yazawa, Roland DG DPM Manager, Easy Shape Business Development HQ said, "The popularity of customizing possessions, wearing unique accessories that stand out, or giving personalized gifts on birthdays or anniversaries is growing. Our photo impact printers have a proven track record for creating stunning, detailed graphics, text and photographs, and are widely used by retailers. As they seek to expand their businesses, we received requests for a model capable of imprinting larger items and that would enable even novices to personalize items accurately. The MPX-95 with Gift Kit was developed to address this growing demand."
The MPX-95 employs a removable base table and plate allowing it to work with a greater range of items, including golf club heads, vases and tumblers. It comes standard with METAZA Studio software and a laser pointer that assists in identifying the area to be marked so that anyone can easily and accurately imprint items with no special training required. The Gift Kit includes both large and small clamp pins, a standard vise and a movable center vise to hold items in place while they are being marked. The movable center vise allows the position of the item to be fine-tuned by aligning it with the laser pointer after it has been clamped.