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Fespa Live Day 2: Roland shows innovation

Thursday, 16 May 2019
By Wayne Robinson

Double sided textile: Roland Texart dye-sublimation

Shown on the Roland stand is its latest technological innovation, the TrueVIS VG2 Series, which the company says is the next generation of printer/cutters.

The VG2-640 (1625 mm) and VG2-540 (1371 mm) represents the next generation of inkjet, according to Roland, featuring 40 enhancements which the company says will set the new industry standard in wide format print.

TrueVIS VG2 includes new TR2 ink, new Orange ink for a wide colour gamut and colour matching capabilities, six-hour outgassing for high-quality same-day finishing, and an enhanced workflow powered by VersaWorks 6 rip software.

The Roland booth also features the new VersaUV LEF2-200. This latest addition to the VersaUV LEF flatbed printer family inherits the series’ ability to print  graphics and life-like textures, including premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto an array of rigid and flexible materials up to 100 mm thick.

Visitors are 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.

Roland’s latest addition to the Texart dye-sublimation range, the RT-640M, is in action on the booth. The RT-640M makes it possible to print directly onto polyester-based fabrics and onto dye-sublimation transfer paper with the same device, using the same ink and rip.

The company says the RT-640M’s direct printing capabilities make it ideal for businesses that want to print double-sided items, such as flags and banners, offering textile print suppliers a versatile digital dye-sublimation print solution.

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