Roland DGA Unveils a Number of Exciting New Products at PRINTING United
There is non-stop excitement in the Roland DGA booth (4616) at PRINTING United 2019. The company is showcasing a host of new devices, including printer/cutters, flatbed UV, dye-sublimation, and direct-to-garment printers, plus advanced laser and rotary engravers. Roland DGA is also conducting vehicle wrap demonstrations daily, and highlighting its new COTOdesign app through personalized giveaways for booth visitors.
Front and center in the booth is the company’s new TrueVIS VG2 series wide-format printer/cutters featuring TR2 eco-solvent inks — both SGIA 2019 Product of the Year Award winners. The VG2 series incorporates advancements that maximize versatility, productivity, and ease of use. The VG2 has also earned certifications for long-lasting results from top media manufacturers, including the 3M MCS Warranty and Avery Dennison’s ICS Performance Guarantee. Four FlexFire print heads jet GREENGUARD certified TR2 ink, available in three configurations with CMYK, plus additional Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, White, or Orange. These ink choices, including Orange, allow for a wider color gamut and more color control.
Attendees can get a firsthand look at Roland’s new TrueVIS SG2 series printer/cutters as well, which offer many of the features of the VG2 at attractive pricing. With two FlexFire print heads, TR2 inks, and enhanced user features, the SG2 puts TrueVIS quality and reliability within reach for start-up businesses and smaller shops seeking to grow.
In addition, Roland DGA is unveiling the IU-1000F, a new UV flatbed printer engineered for high-volume industrial applications. Built for fast, efficient printing directly onto rigid substrates up to 96x48" in size and 4.33" thick, the IU-1000F delivers superb image quality and maximum productivity, while minimizing operating costs.
Show-goers can also see the new VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8-Color printer — an evolution of Roland’s RF-640 — now with the widest color gamut in its class for outdoor durable graphics. It features 8-color inks in CMYK, Light Black, Red, Green, and Orange for vibrant prints, accurate color matching capabilities, and up to three years of outdoor durability.
Visitors to the booth will be among the first to see the company’s new VersaUV LEC2-300 UV printer/cutters. Perfect for label, packaging, and indoor sign applications, the affordable LEC2-300 opens up new opportunities for customers who want to achieve high-quality prints on a variety of substrates without the need for lamination.
Roland is also demonstrating its new VersaUV LEF2 series 20" and 30" flatbed UV printers. Both machines build upon the VersaUV LEF series’ renowned ability to print full-color graphics and unique textures onto substrates and objects up to 3.94" thick. They boast enhancements that minimize set-up time before printing, reduce ink consumption during maintenance procedures, and increase reliability, efficiency, and productivity.
The new VersaSTUDIO BT-12 — Roland’s first direct-to-garment printer — will also be on display. This compact, value-packed device makes printing directly on cotton apparel and accessories simple and cost-effective. The BT-12’s small footprint, included two-year warranty, and affordable price allow individuals and businesses to personalize products with a low initial investment, high-performance peace-of-mind, and in locations with limited space.
Those looking for an intelligent, versatile sublimation printer will be impressed by Roland’s new Texart RT-640M — an SGIA 2019 “Product of the Year” winner. The multi-function RT-640M gives users the freedom to print on transfer paper or direct to fabric. It simplifies dye-sublimation for soft signage, apparel, and textile applications with its direct-to-fabric print option, while maintaining the media versatility of printing to transfer paper for rigid sign, merchandise, and hard-surface customization.
In the engraving category, Roland is showing for the first time at this event, its new DE-3 rotary engraver, built on over 30 years of engraving expertise, as well as its first ever laser engraver, the LV series. Both devices are ideal for transferring designs onto a variety of surfaces, as well as cutting out materials for direct-printing applications.