"White colour printing is currently available for screen and gravure printing," said Brett Newman, Roland DG UK's technical director. "However, the high costs involved in plate making with these traditional methods means that small volume printing becomes unprofitable. In addition, these traditional methods can take a number of days to deliver a few pieces of print. With the new white-colour configuration, Roland's BN-20 and VS Series are an ideal solution for small printing businesses, design offices and medium-sized screen printers to increase productivity, add value to their offering and cover a wider-variety of their customer's needs."
In today's market, the life cycle of a product is getting shorter, and as a result visual communication tools are becoming more significant to enhance retail promotions and drive sales. With innovative solutions such as the new white ink configuration, Roland DG aims to provide printing businesses with the tools to meet the growing demand from brand owners, retail outlets and design houses for small volume and specialised printing.
The BN-20 is a 20" wide compact eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutter. It enables you to easily produce small volume graphics, labels, apparel, window graphics and signage on a wide variety of media including transparent film right from your desktop. The BN-20 can save you time and production costs with the unique Roland Print and Cut workflow that prints and precision contour cuts graphics of virtually any shape.
The VS Series Eco-Solvent inkjet printer/cutters are available in four different widths: 30", 42", 54" and 64". Using transparent film and the new high-opacity white ink configuration, the VS Series can produce a wide variety of high-quality applications such as window displays, labels, decals or small production packaging prototypes. The new white ink configuration increases speed by 200% for standard white colour printing compared to the previous Roland configurations for even higher productivity. The combination of a dedicated dryer and blower fitted on the VS Series device vastly increases productivity, and assures efficient drying of the white ink even in high opacity mode.
For precision printing, "TIFF Merge" function has been added to both the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 and the VS Series. The TIFF Merge function sends and prints a process-colour data file and a white-colour data file at the same time, preventing any gap between the two files, which can occur when the two files are sent to the printer and printed separately.
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