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Roland launches TrueVis VG successor

Wednesday, 06 March 2019
By Jake Nelson

The new TrueVis VG2 series: expands the colour gamut with orange ink

Roland DG has launched the successor to its award-winning TrueVis VG series of printer cutters. The TrueVis VG2 series supports an increased colour gamut with what the company says are “new generation” inks.

Available in 54-inch and 64-inch models, the VG2 series, which uses the new TR2 eco-solvent inks, expands the previous seven-colour system of CMYKLcLmLk plus white with the addition of orange ink.

Greg Stone, product and marketing manager at Roland DG, told Print21 that stock will arrive in Australia this month.

“We’ve had a lot of pre-orders, so plenty of interest in the machine. It’s for graphics and signage applications – either people looking to get into the field, or existing companies after the latest technology,” he said.

According to Kohei Tanabe, president of the digital printing business division at Roland DG, the company aimed to improve on the standard set by the award-winning VG series.

“To create printer cutters that boast the highest output quality in Roland DG history, we did not stick to existing concepts, but redefined product development by focusing on dozens of little details,” said Tanabe. “The result is that the new TrueVis VG2 series offers customers a competitive advantage and the ‘power to excite’.”

The new orange ink option widens the colour gamut, and a new multicolour process function allows it to be used as a process colour. A new “true rich colour” preset has also been added.

“Now for the first time, vibrant colour can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics,” said Tanabe.

In addition to the new ink set, the VG2 series incorporates a number of improvements including new middle pinch rollers for unattended operation, new crop mark options for more stable cutting performance, and a new take-up unit that supports two modes for different types of media to secure take-up stability.

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