Roland DG have launched the TrueVIS VG-640/540 64” and 54” printer/cutters, a new generation of wide-format, eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters released under the TrueVIS brand name.
Yuko Maeda, division president of Roland DG business development unit, said: “VG printer/cutters are the ideal tool for producing indoor and outdoor advertising, vehicle graphics, banners, posters and displays, labels and decals, packaging prototypes, apparel heat transfers and more.”
TrueVIS VG series printer/cutters are equipped with four newly developed Roland DG FlexFire printheads. These flexibly control the metallic plate attached to the ink chamber, for a higher firing frequency. The FlexFire printheads also deliver precision droplet placement in three sizes, and an approx. 25 per cent wider print pass compared to previous Roland DG models. Yuko said: “The combination of the new FlexFire head and new TrueVIS INK, engineered specifically for the printheads, delivers fine details and vibrant colours. It has production speed of 10.6m2 per hour in High Quality mode on vinyl and up to 34.8m2 per hour on banner in dual CMYK ink configuration.”
The VG-640/540 also offers seven-colour (CMYK plus Light Cyan, Light Magenta and Light Black) or eight-colour (CMYKLcLmLk plus White) ink configurations.
The VG-640/540 uses new TrueVIS INK which comes in 500cc pouches that fit into reusable cartridges. These slide into a hidden ink bay for clean operation with less waste. In dual CMYK configuration, up to one litre of ink can be loaded for each colour, ideal for high-volume production. TrueVIS ink is Greenguard and Greenguard Gold certified.
Included with the VG Series is new Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software, which features a new core engine that accurately interprets native PDFs as well as legacy PostScript files, including files with transparencies. The precision cutting mechanism of the VG-640/540 is adopted from Roland DG’s latest cutting advancements. These 'facilitate reliable contour cutting of complex designs, and expand the range of possible applications such as cutting thick materials for laminated floor signs'.
The newly developed Roland DG Mobile Panel allows users to perform control panel functions with their smartphones or tablets with iOS or Android operating systems, utilising a Bluetooth connection. This new feature provides a rich interface either directly on, or remotely in range of the VG, enabling operators to receive machine status updates. As well as make adjustments and conduct test printing and cleaning functions from their mobile device. Newly featured LED lights boost visibility inside the printer, making it easier to check printing status and perform maintenance work, as well as provide colour-coded operation updates.