Roland DG add UV and Resin ink options to TrueVIS printer range

26 January 2023

New UV-LED and water-based Resin ink extend Roland DG TrueVIS wide-format printer capabilities to provide unrivalled possibilities for the sign and graphic industry.

Roland DG, the world's leading provider of digital printing solutions, today announces the expansion of its TrueVIS product family. The latest launch is the biggest product announcement for the company to date, offering the largest range of ink technologies and applications for roll-to-roll printing in one product family.

The new models are expected to shake up the market, building on the eco-solvent heritage of TrueVIS by adding UV print and cut technology with the high productivity LG Series and the multi-functionality MG Series, alongside Roland’s first water-based resin ink printer, the AP640. Together with the four eco-solvent models launched in March 2022, the TrueVIS line-up expands to a total of 10 inkjet devices.

Providing a unique and unparalleled offering for the industry, the TrueVIS range delivers industry-leading image quality in each technology segment that is compatible with the widest of range of applications, ensuring no application requirement or quality expectation is out of reach for customers.

The newly developed resin model offers natural expressiveness that takes advantage of the media texture and uses enhanced environmental and people-friendly inks. The UV models enable high-definition output, including three-dimensional expressions for the reproduction of artwork and for communicating by touch, including Braille, while the eco-solvent models create graphics with vivid colours, taking UV printing to a new level.

The all-new common hardware platform featured within each machine includes important user interaction improvements and digital connectivity, through Roland DG Connect, designed to increase competitiveness and significantly decrease downtime for users.

Roland DG TrueVIS AP-640 Resin Printer

The 64" (1625mm) TrueVIS AP-640 claims to redefine durable water-based resin printing with high-colour saturation on a wide range coated and uncoated media included non-PVC, vinyl, paper, film and more.

Piezo printheads are arranged in a dual, staggered formation with an optimizer printhead and a dedicated CMYK printhead for a finer dot, resulting in more precise colour and image results offering vibrant colours and natural-looking print quality.

Supplied in new 700ml high-capacity ink pouches, water-based TrueVIS resin inks provide quick-drying, scratch-resistant, safe results on a wide range of media. The GREENGUARD Gold certified resin ink also meets the most rigorous standards for low VOC emissions into indoor air.

Roland DG TrueVIS AP-640 Resin Printer - Product Technical Specifications (PDF)

Available in 64" (1625mm), 54" (1371mm) and 30" (762mm) widths the LG series UV printer cutters bring UV-LED printing to the TrueVIS range. With a maximum of 8 colours (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, Orange, Red, White, Gloss) plus a Primer, the ink can be setup in a number of configurations to meet customer needs ranging from brand accurate colours to high-end, premium gloss and texture effects.

For example orange and red inks can be combined to push the colour boundaries of digital printing, whilst a high-opacity white ink has been specially formulated to quickly produce high-quality window graphics with economical ink usage.

Roland DG TrueVIS LG Series UV Printer Cutters

The LG range features a redesigned chassis, high-quality components, and a variety of media handling improvements that make the LG perfect for unattended printing of short runs, long runs, print/cut, and more. Automated media calibration saves time and material, whilst a newly designed, adjustable media take-up unit accommodates rolls of different sizes, with one-touch media clasp making media roll loading easier for a single operator.

Roland DG TrueVIS LG Series UV Printer Cutters - Product Technical Specifications (PDF)

Available in 64" (1625mm) and 30" (762mm) widths the MG series UV printer cutters offer exceptional value for customers branching in to UV-LED printing.

With similar eight-colour options to the LG-series, the MG-series offers a variety of available ink configurations that can expand your capabilities to include rich colours and interesting spot UV effects.

As well as bread and butter print and cut work, the LG-series is capable of printing onto thin films whilst an optional extension table lets users print onto semi-rigid card stocks, allowing the creation of prototypes for unique packaging boxes.

Roland DG TrueVIS MG Series UV Printer Cutters - Product Technical Specifications (PDF)

Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s Global Sales and Marketing Division comments: “Consumer needs have and continue to dramatically change against a backdrop of fast-paced technological innovation, changes in social structure, and the growing awareness of environmental issues. As a result, printed graphics are increasingly required not only to transmit information, but to offer functionality and expressiveness that create positive impressions and experiences.

“We are excited to support our customers through this changing landscape by launching an expansion to our TrueVIS line-up - offering more options and better, innovative solutions for all. No matter which printing technology they choose, our customers can count on the same industry leading TrueVIS quality of printing and reliability across the full range.”

Since the first model was released in 2016, the TrueVIS series has won worldwide acclaim from graphics production professionals for its ability to produce high-quality graphics. Alongside this expansion of products, Roland DG has launched its TrueVIS product wizard which helps customers find their ideal TrueVIS product, cutting through the complexity of choice. Each product is scored and weighted to provide accurate response results, recommending the hero product for the customer alongside alternatives to consider.

Source: Largeformatreview