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Roland DG’s VersaUV LEC-300 printer/cutter is a winner - twice over

Roland DG’s new VersaUV LEC-300 UV inkjet printer/cutter has won two recent industry awards. The 30'' machine was named 2008 DPI Product of the Year in the Output Device Poster Category at the Speciality Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; and just a week later was announced as the winner of the Viscom Innovation Award in the Digital Printing/Large Format Printing category at Viscom 2008, Frankfurt, Germany. The company’s VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software also earned a DPI Partner Award in the Output Device Poster Category at SGIA for its role in producing the winning print. Roland VersaUV LEC 300

Entries for the DPI Product of the Year competition were judged on the Expo show floor by a team of digital imaging professionals.

In the Output Device category, entrants were required to submit a test print produced from the nominated device with an image designed by SGIA to challenge the output device's capabilities. Roland DG's VersaUV LEC-300 outperformed all competing products in its group to take top honours.

The Viscom jury awarded the VersaUV LEC-300 the accolade of Viscom Innovation Award in the Digital Printing/Large Format Printing category because of the roll-to-roll printer’s ability to produce innovative relief applications such as Braille lettering and textured effects, by building up layers of clear gloss. The revolutionary new VersaUV LEC-300 is the industry's first wide-format UV inkjet printer/cutter and uses safe, low-heat LED lamps. The LEC-300 prints CMYK + white + clear gloss on a wide range of substrates including foils, metallic and synthetic papers, BOPP, PE, and PET film for unmatched colour, texture and dimension in its class.

At 30" wide, the LEC-300 is a highly versatile production tool that can be used for both short production runs and pre-press applications such as label proofs, packaging comps and prototypes. Clear coat adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from high-gloss finishes for area highlights to custom-textured effects such as faux leather and crocodile skin.

New Roland ECO-UV inks produce graphics that are easy to handle and can be stretched across both curved surfaces and sharp edges without cracking. The VersaUV comes with powerful and easy-to-use Roland VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software.

For further information visit www.rolanddg.com

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