Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, has announced the launch of the VG-640/540 64” and 54” printer/cutters, calling them “a new generation of advanced wide-format, eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters” released under the TrueVIS brand. According to Yuko Maeda, Division President of Roland DG’s Business Development Unit, the VG series represents its most advanced printer/cutters ever. “Our goal was to provide an innovative, state-of-the-art solution for our customers’ businesses, while delivering optimum production capability for a vast array of signs and graphics,” he said. “VG printer/cutters are the ideal tool for producing indoor and outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and displays, labels and decals, packaging prototypes, apparel heat transfers and more.” He went on to explain that the TrueVIS brand expands Roland DG’s technical capabilities in ink formulation, printhead design, precision control and firmware engineering – resulting in greater flexibility for Roland DG customers moving forward. “We’ll now be able to match the most appropriate head technology to each application and market that we serve, delivering the best available solutions to all of our users,” he added.
The TrueVIS VG series of printer/cutters is equipped with four newly developed Roland DG FlexFire printheads that control the metallic plate attached to the ink chamber for a higher firing frequency. The FlexFire printheads also deliver precision droplet placement in three sizes, and an approximately 25% wider print pass compared to previous Roland DG models. The combination of the FlexFire printhead and TrueVIS Inks engineered specifically for the printheads, delivers “stunning, fine details and vibrant colours” at a production speed of 10.6m2 per hour in High Quality mode on vinyl, and up to 34.8m2 per hour on banner in Dual CMYK ink configuration.
The VG-640/540 range also offers 7-colour (CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta and Light Black) or 8-colour (CMYKLcLmLk plus White2) ink configurations. White ink provides excellent opacity for transparent window graphics while Light Cyan, Light Magenta and Light Black offer “smooth gradations, excellent skin tones and beautiful images.” Included with the VG Series is new Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software which features a new core engine that accurately interprets native PDFs as well as legacy PostScript files, including files with transparencies.