Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, will present live ‘print & cut without compromise’ demonstrations on its award-winning TrueVIS eco-solvent printer/cutter range at FESPA Global Print Expo 2018 on booth B20, hall 2.2. Recognised across the industry for its high quality and reliable solutions, Roland DG is the number 1 print & cut brand with more than 116,000 devices sold worldwide1.
Offering stunning print quality without compromising on versatility and productivity, Roland’s TrueVIS print & cut is a well-received and established solution on the market. Technical advancements in ink formulation, printhead design, precision control, and firmware engineering, make TrueVIS printer/cutters ideal for producing indoor and outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and displays, labels and decals, packaging prototypes, apparel heat transfers and more.
Paul Willems, Head of Business Development and Product Management at Roland DG EMEA states: “TrueVIS is the culmination of Roland’s expertise in integrated print and cut, delivering ‘real life’ benefits to users in terms of cost-efficiency, quality, versatility and productivity. Our goal is to provide an innovative, state-of-the-art solution for our customers’ businesses, while delivering optimum production capability. With savings on running costs of up to a third versus Latex, Roland TrueVIS proves that it’s possible to achieve incredibly cost-efficient production without compromising on quality.”
Long-standing Roland customer Joris Langedijk, owner of Eelan, in The Netherlands comments on his purchase of a TrueVIS VG-640, the very first on the European market, following a demonstration at FESPA: “We were immediately impressed by the TrueVIS and decided to purchase there and then. It’s been an absolute joy to operate ever since, with easy ink and media switching and smooth VersaWorks Dual software for PDF processing, and it looks beautiful in our office too – the perfect picture! We offer mostly customised and short-run signage on a wide variety of materials like vinyl, textile and canvas where print quality, especially for photography, is extremely important. Nothing leaves here until it’s absolutely perfect. Recently we printed a portrait of a baby on a blanket and there was so much detail you could almost ‘feel’ the baby’s skin and the softness of blanket. TrueVIS brings our visuals alive, even more than we ever expected - we are very pleased with it!”
Eco-solvent inks: outstanding quality and performance
Roland DG’s eco-solvent TrueVIS inks are GREENGUARD Gold certified, signifying low chemical emissions that are safe for outdoor and indoor use, without the need for special ventilation or environmental equipment.
TrueVIS inks are praised for faster drying, lower ink costs, and producing rich and glossy vibrant colours: intense blacks, smooth gradations, and a white ink option2 for printing onto clear and dark substrates. Roland printheads fire precise and perfectly placed round ink droplets, giving prints more dimension and smoother contrasts. Flexibility in handling different media types, alongside stability and reliability, make eco-solvent inks the technology of choice for many sign makers. In a recent comparison test, 8 out of 10 print professionals preferred the quality of Roland eco-solvent TrueVIS prints above Latex3.
Simon Eccles, industry print & ink expert, comments: “Eco-solvent inks are very robust and allow strong head stability with good film properties - tough, flexible, durable. Their user friendliness, versatility and low entry cost make them the ideal choice. Indeed, for many large format printers, eco-solvent may be the only system they will ever need.”
High efficiency at low running costs
TrueVIS technology, the result of 20 years of integrated print & cut manufacturing expertise, is packed with connectivity features to support how the modern print professional works today.
The Roland DG Mobile Panel allows users to perform control panel functions with their existing smartphones or tablets with iOS or Android operating systems, utilising a Bluetooth connection4. This innovative feature provides a rich interface, enabling operators to receive machine status updates, conduct test printing and cleaning functions from their mobile device.
The integrated solution and synergy between the TrueVIS printer/cutter, inks and RIP software offer a smoother workflow and optimised performance. The latest version of Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP features a new core engine that accurately interprets native PDFs as well as legacy PostScript files, including files with transparencies. The precision cutting mechanism facilitates reliable contour cutting of complex designs, thus expanding the range of possible applications such as cutting thick materials for laminated floor signs.
Holger Nitsch, General Manager of Geonit, Roland partner in Germany, says: “We have been installing many large-format printers of different brands over the past years. Roland TrueVIS printer/cutters are so easy to set up and fun to work with, almost like an iPhone: just plug & play! Our customers value this functionality and are very pleased with the high quality and efficiency.”
Roland’s bold presence at FESPA
Roland's theme at FESPA ‘What matters to you, inspires what we do’ underpins their on-going customer commitment and dedication. In addition to the TrueVIS range of print & cut solutions, the Roland booth will spotlight a wide range of its other leading solutions including the Roland VersaUV LEF desktop series; industrial flatbed and hybrid devices, dye-sublimation textile printers, and a range of small print, cut and engraving devices.
Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing Roland DG EMEA concludes: “We are very pleased that the TrueVIS range exceeds market expectations. Brand loyalty and customer satisfaction are very high, as is our customers’ expectations. Supporting them and our partners in building a durable and profitable business, and offering the very best solution, is our commitment that will be clearly reconfirmed at FESPA.”