DGSHAPE Announces the VL-300 Jig Kit for LD-300 to Make Personalization Even Easier

August 26, 2020 -

Hamamatsu, Japan, August 26, 2020 – DGSHAPE Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Roland DG Corporation and a leading provider of digital fabrication tools, including 3D milling machines, 3D printers, and engraving machines, announced today the release of the VL-300 Jig Kit for the LD-300 laser decorator.




The VL-300 Jig Kit is purposefully developed for the LD-300, the world’s first semi-conductor laser decorator, which provides a working space as large as A4 size and 20 cm high. The Jig makes it even easier to directly transfer foil onto leather surfaces, and also enables users to easily personalize small products similar to the LD-80.


The VL-300 expands the productivity of the LD-300 by making full use of the wide working area. It also prevents misprints due to the LD-300 film frame floating, caused by the shape or position of the item to be personalized.


1. Vice to grip pens of all sorts

The simple-design stationary center vice can work with many different products. Circular cylinder like items can also be held steadily by changing the fixing jig.


*Simply change the clamp to hold cylinder like products.


2. Use the Grid Table for smaller products

The grid table to accurately decorate (flat) products smaller than 100 mm.

*The imprint area of the vice and grid table varies by the size and shape of the item to be decorated. Please refer to the user’s manuals for details. *It is possible to place the two vices together, but the decoration can only be processed separately. The head may crash depending on the height of the item to be decorated on, please be cautious when placing the items.



3. Easy-to-use small sized frame

The small sized frame comes in handy when trying to decorate an item that does not need the full-sized thermal transfer film. The frame can be placed accordingly to the placement of the vice of the grid table. It also gives some clearance for the item to be decorated with one side open.




*The same Thermal Transform Film as the LD-80 can be used (AL-80)


About the LD-300

The LD-300, released in October 2019, is a large-format model of the world’s first semi-conductor laser decorator LD-80, released in March 2018. Based on users’ feedback of wanting a larger imprinting area, the LD-300 can decorate objects in A4 size, up to 20 cm in height. It also enables foil transferring to leather (leather processed with plant-based tanning or artificial leather) and directly decorating the surface of leather processed with plant-based tanning by simply using the thermal transform film without any foil. The bundled software is intuitively designed so that even beginners can easily decorate the products with not only text but also vector data such as logos and illustrations, by following some simple instructions.






IMPRINTABLE MATERIAL Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, ABS, Leather (genuine leather, artificial leather)*, Paper (Woodfree paper, Art paper, Coated paper)
IMPRINT AREA 92.8 x 120 mm (when using film frame) 10 mm: 2.0 mm/20 mm: 2.8mm/30 mm: 3.4mm (diameter of the cylinder: imprint area)
COMPONENTS Grid table x 1, Adherence sheet x 1, Center vice x 1, Base x 1, Clamp plate x 2, Film frame x 1, Thermal transform film (yellow) x 1
RELEASE DATE September 9, 2020

*The LD-300 can transform foil only on to genuine leather processed with plant-based tanning. It is not possible to directly decorate artificial leather without foil.


Consumable Items

Name Thermal transform film
Model AL-80
Content 5 sheets (User replaceable)


About DGSHAPE Corporation

DGSHAPE Corporation designs and manufactures hardware and software solutions for entrepreneurs who want to fulfill their dreams of creating something new to Shape the Future. We cater to multiple industries including: medical, manufacturing, and retail. We help innovators unlock their dreams by removing barriers to creation: through intuitive technology that simplifies the user experience: interface, software, and maintenance, multi-axis rotary milling technologies, and Internet of Things (IoT) analytical platforms. Everything we do is motivated by creating tools for the next great history-maker to Shape Ideas, make innovation, and make life better.  

To learn more about DGSHAPE Corporation, please visit www.dgshape.com 


About Roland DG Corporation

Roland DG Corporation is the world's leading provider of digital printing solutions. The company's inkjet printers, printer/cutters and cutting machines are widely used to create a broad range of promotional items including banners, signs, vehicle graphics, stickers and labels, and to provide customization services for apparel and personal items like smartphone cases. Recently, Roland DG has embarked on a promising new retail frontier by capitalizing on individuals' increasing desire to create their own, uniquely designed and decorated items. The company’s COTO business division has developed proprietary design and print management software which enables customers to design their own gifts, apparel and treasured mementos, and to enjoy an unforgettable creative experience.


For more information, please visit www.rolanddg.com.