The art of vehicle wrapping in miniature with help from Roland DG
Code 3 Models
Swansea-based Code 3 Models produces bespoke scale models of vehicles for customers across the UK and overseas. The company’s hand-finished models are used as gifts and rewards, at exhibitions and toy fairs, for catalogue and magazine photography and as production masters for major corporate brands including Eddie Stobart, Mercedes-Benz, Corgi Toys, Hornby, McAlpine and many more.
The company buys in the miniature vehicles it brands as blanks and produces the impressive finished items by combining traditional and digital printing techniques – aided by a Roland DG VersaCAMM print and cut machine.
Tony Graham, Owner of Code 3 Models, explains, “In order to create our scale vehicles, we combine traditional painting and dry transfer printing methods, with waterslide and digital print and cut technology. Essentially, we are transferring the wrapping techniques used for real life-size trucks, shrinking them down and applying them on a miniature scale.”
Roland’s VersaCAMM printer delivers durable, bright and precisely cut graphics with ease. At Code 3 Models, both the waterslide and digital print and cut elements of the process are handled by the VersaCAMM SP-300 machine (NB. this printer has since been superseded by a new and updated model updated and renamed within Roland’s range as theVersaCAMM SP-300i).
Professional and powerful, the VersaCAMM printer delivers reliable performance and unmatched print quality for a low initial investment. With 4-colour inkjet printing and precision contour cutting, Roland’s versatile, easy to use and reliable VersaCAMM printer is perfect for a wide variety of diverse jobs including colourful labels, stickers and decals, heat transfers for apparel, multiple signage applications, POS, packaging, membrane switches and graphics to name a few.
In fact, so reliable is the Roland VersaCAMM printer that Code 3 Models installed, it has been working faultlessly for over 10 years now. Tony Graham is very pleased with the machine. He concludes, “We pride ourselves on extreme attention to detail, but more so on pleasing our customers. By combining traditional methods with Roland’s digital print and cut technology, we have been able to achieve stunning results.”
For more information on Code 3 Models and its scale vehicle models, please visit www.scale-vehicle-model-makers.co.uk