Roland DG set to inspire at FESPA 2019 with newly-launched products and its widest ever portfolio of cutting-edge digital print solutions
Roland DG Corporation, a leading supplier of digital print technologies with more than 35 years’ manufacturing expertise, is showcasing brand new and exciting solutions at FESPA Global Print Expo 2019. The award-winning new TrueVIS VG2 Series printer/cutters and VersaUV LEF2-200 UV-LED printer will be demonstrated live on the Roland DG booth (Hall A5 Booth H10). In addition, the booth will feature Roland’s most extensive portfolio of innovative technologies, reflecting the digital print pioneer’s industry-leading role as a key player across a broad range of markets, including sign, textile & décor, industrial and retail.
Be the best. Choose new TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters
Taking pride of place on the booth will be Roland's latest technological innovation: the new TrueVIS VG2 Series. This duo of printer/cutters - VG2-640 (1625 mm) and VG2-540 (1371 mm) - builds on the brand’s impressive heritage of digital desktop technology and represents the next generation of inkjet, featuring over 40 exciting enhancements to set the new industry standard in wide format print.
TrueVIS VG2 is already an award-winner1 and delivers a host of significant user benefits including new TR2 ink, new Orange ink for an incredibly wide colour gamut and superb colour matching capabilities, six-hour outgassing for high-quality same-day finishing2, and an enhanced workflow powered by VersaWorks 6 RIP software.
The on-booth TrueVIS VG2 Discovery Zone will inform and inspire visitors, demonstrating how the TrueVIS VG2 can help them to be the very best in their business.
Profitable personalisation opportunities with the new VersaUV LEF2-200
For FESPA visitors exploring the profitable world of personalisation, the Roland booth will also feature the brand new VersaUV LEF2-200. This latest addition to the VersaUV LEF flatbed printer family inherits the series' renowned ability to print amazing graphics and life-like textures, including premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto a vast array of rigid and flexible materials up to 100 mm thick.
Visitors will be challenged to decide 'Is It Real Or Printed?', with interactive demonstrations showcasing the VersaUV LEF2-200's amazing versatility and ability to print authentic finishes on materials including PVC and plastics, canvas, wood, leather and fabric.
Gillian Montanaro, Head of Marketing, Roland DG EMEA, comments "We're really excited to bring to FESPA some of our very latest technology innovations, shaped and developed by the needs of the market and our customers. Our solutions give print professionals a winning edge in what is a competitive market, enabling them to capitalise on unlimited opportunities. Our theme at FESPA of 'What Matters To You Inspires What We Do' reflects our commitment and approach to truly customer-focused product development, delivering the very best technology which our users can put their trust in.”
Explore the exciting potential: Roland’s most diverse product portfolio
The booth will also display an exciting and wide-ranging portfolio of Roland's most popular digital print solutions, including:
- VersaUV S-Series UV-LED printer
The VersaUV S-Series represents true choice and production flexibility with an impressive range of configurations and sizes to suit production environments and requirements of all types. This versatile and innovative range of flatbeds and belts print stunning quality graphics, photographic images, textures and embossed effects onto virtually any substrate or object, rigid or flexible, up to 200 mm in height and 100 kg/sqm in weight. Ideal as a next step for existing users of benchtop UV printers, businesses with ambition looking to enter the world of UV printing or those with more ‘industrial’ scale requirements.
The robust flatbeds are ideal for direct print onto rigid substrates and objects, while the belts offer the option to print flexible, roll-to-roll or rigid materials and items, meaning there is a VersaUV S-Series for everyone.
- VersaEXPRESS RF-640 8 Colour eco-solvent printer
Be stunned by colour on the Roland booth - offering the widest colour gamut in its class for durable outdoor graphics, the RF-640 8 Colour is the ideal choice for print service providers looking to deliver head-turning, high-impact applications that exceed their clients’ colour expectations. The RF-640 8 Colour printer features CMYK plus Light Black, Red, Green and Orange ink for stunning quality prints, super-accurate colour reproduction capabilities and impressive outdoor durability.
Ideal for matching corporate brand colours, with the RF-640 8 Colour up to 99% of Pantone®+ Solid Coated is within gamut3. The RF-640 8 Colour also represents superb value for money and is priced to be the industry's most affordable 8-colour printer.
- Texart RT-640M multi-function textile sublimation printer
Following its preview at FESPA in 2018, Roland’s latest ground-breaking addition to the popular Texart dye-sublimation range, the RT-640M, will be in action on the booth. With unique printing capabilities, the RT-640M makes it possible to print directly onto polyester-based fabrics4 and onto dye-sublimation transfer paper with the same device, using the same ink and RIP.
Delivering an unparalleled price to performance ratio, the RT-640M’s direct printing capabilities make it ideal for businesses that want to print double-sided items, such as flags and banners and it offers textile print suppliers a truly versatile digital dye-sublimation print solution. Sign makers, promotional goods companies, and apparel and interior décor suppliers can all deliver agilely across a huge range of applications.
- LD-80 laser foil decorator
Discover a world of high-value product customisation with the compact and user-friendly LD-80 laser decorator. Add text, logos and graphics in a variety of metallic and holographic foils for premium, on-demand personalisation of off-the-shelf gifts and products including fountain pens, smart phone covers, stationery and cosmetic accessories.
Be inspired by amazing Roland users
Graphics professionals visiting the Roland booth will also have the chance to explore exciting new opportunities and learn how other customers have succeeded with Roland's technology. The Roland Hero Awards in 2018 celebrated the Roland community’s amazing creativity, entrepreneurship and ingenuity. On the booth videos featuring Roland's spotlight Heroes will be screened alongside a gallery of insightful customer stories, so come and be inspired, pick up some tips for your own business and discover ways to get the very best from your technology.
Montanaro concludes "We're excited to showcase a range of fantastic solutions at FESPA and to continue to build on our close connections with the graphics community - we're very much looking forward to welcoming everyone to our booth and demonstrating the exciting and profitable ways in which Roland technology can benefit their businesses."
FESPA Global Print Expo 2019 takes place in Munich, Germany from May 14th to 17th 2019.
For free show registration, visit www.rolandfespa.com
1 TrueVIS VG2 series eco-solvent printer/cutters have been awarded the 2019 ISA Sign Expo® Innovation Award in the “Printer” category.
2 Tests performed by Avery Dennison on MPI Range digital media. When using this media, prints produced on VG2 with TR2 ink can be laminated after a 6-hour period when rolls or images are properly ventilated and loosely wound. For more detail see: https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/services/warranty.html. Regional differences may occur. Please check with your local agent.
3 Internal tests show up to 99% Pantone®+ Solid Coated in Gamut. Pantone® references taken from Adobe Illustrator CC 2018 Pantone®+ Solid Coated Color Book. Results may vary depending on media.
4 Min.70% polyester and testing of exact media is recommended for best results.