Roland DG has expanded its TrueVIS printer line up with new resin and UV inkjet models. The company has announced the worldwide launch of six new models in the best-selling TrueVIS Series of large format inkjet printers and printer cutters: the AP-640 Resin Printer, the LG-640/540/300 high productivity UV printer cutters, and the versatile, cost-effective MG-640/300 UV printer cutters.

Aarque Group supplies Roland DG solutions in New Zealand. Darrin Weir, national sales manager at Aarque Group, says, “This is an exciting release from Roland DG with its first resin-based printer, the AP-640. Built on the proven TrueVIS platform it is a great addition to the Roland DG portfolio.

“We expect our market to adopt this technology quickly, given the water-based resin inks provide quick drying durable prints with a high quality and vibrant print result.”

Resin printing redefined

With over 28,000 users worldwide, TrueVIS embodies Roland DG’s legacy of premium, high-quality print solutions. As the latest addition to the award-winning TrueVIS Series line up, the AP-640 Resin printer offers a range of benefits.

Roland DG’s first resin printer features new water-based TrueVIS resin ink to provide quick-drying, scratch-resistant, and safe results on a wide range of applications. Weir says, “The TrueVIS AP-640 redefines resin printing with high colour saturation on a wide variety of materials. You can expand your sign and graphics offerings to include flags, roll-up screens, textiles and wallpapers.

“Low running-costs, and its quick-drying benefits make the TrueVIS AP-640 Resin printer a perfect fit for the New Zealand market. It offers a natural expressiveness that takes advantage of the media texture and is ideal for environmentally friendly applications. It works well on a wide range of substrates, with great support for wallpaper, paper, cloth and PVC-free media and produces easy to laminate prints.

“Simple and easy to use, this printer will integrate seamlessly into existing Roland DG Printer workflows and user environments. Equipped with two new piezo printheads in a staggered formation with variable dot technology, it also has a new optimiser, which helps the colour ink droplet to form a fine dot for best expression and detail.

“Other handy features include a 7” full colour touch panel for simple operation; easy ink pouch replacement; pinch rollers positioned for easy media installation; automatic calibration and media gap correction; and the new VG3 take-up unit.” 

TrueVIS AP-640’s key features:

Quality prints – newly developed water-based resin ink and the True Rich Color 3 pre-set work together to ensure high colour saturation, resulting in vibrant colour and natural looking prints.

Excellent durability – scratch-resistant and safe results on a wide range of media.

Instant drying – drying time is virtually eliminated thanks to a built-in heating unit.

Improved ink capacity – new 700ml high capacity ink pouches are easily replaceable, supporting economic and environmental printing operation.

Software – it comes with user friendly, feature filled RIP software, and the Roland DG Connect app to remotely monitor your device and keep it running at optimal levels.

Low running costs – high pigment, quick drying resin inks let you produce more output with less ink, effectively reducing running costs.

New printer cutters

Roland DG says the LG Series and MG Series UV models enable high-definition output and special printing capabilities, including three-dimensional expressions for tactile applications such as artwork reproduction and Braille.

Applications include promotional items such as banners, signs, vehicle graphics, stickers and labels, as well as providing customisation services for apparel and personal items like smartphone cases.

Weir says, “Combining the flexibility of print and cut, the benefits of UV-LED printing and TrueVIS heritage, the TrueVIS LG and MG Series come in a variety of models and sizes to suit your business, so you can add new dimension to graphics printing. With high-definition output, special printing capabilities, and the added power of premium-quality UV-LED printing technology, you will be able to offer your customers even more products.

Generic Key Features

Quality prints – the combination of ultra-high-definition print technology and specially formulated UV ink lets you accurately reproduce colours in a wide colour gamut.

Fast drying – fast drying print for quick turnaround and finishing.

Software – they come with user-friendly, feature-filled RIP software, and Roland DG Connect app to remotely monitor your device and keep it running at optimal levels.

Low running costs – long life print heads and ink-clogging prevention ensures long life and sustained quality.

LG Series Key Features 

Quality and speed – new staggered print heads and new UV-LED lamp for high image quality and high speed. Automated media calibration saves time and material. 

Easy-to-use – intuitive 18cm LCD touch screen control panel and one-touch media clasp make loading media rolls easy for a single operator.

Available ink – CMYK, Gloss, White, Red, Orange, Primer (750 ml). 

Integrated take-up unit – newly designed, adjustable take-up unit accommodates rolls of different sizes. 

MG Series Key Features 

Entry model – affordable price, compact size. 

Available ink – CMYK, Gloss, Red, Orange, Primer (500 ml), White (220ml).

Optional extras – take-up unit, Extension Table ET-30/64 for semi-rigid media, Tension Bar for shrink film applications.  

Continuous improvement

With these new models, the TrueVIS line up has expanded to include three ink types, UV, Resin and Eco-solvent, each with different capabilities. Together with the four ECO-SOL models previously launched in March 2022, the TrueVIS line up expands to a total of 10 inkjet devices.

Tony Miller, president of the global sales and marketing division at Roland DG, says, “In response to changing industry, environmental and social trends, we felt it was important to increase the number of options available to our customers so they can choose the best solution for their particular application requirements.

”No matter which printing technology they choose, our customers can count on the same industry-leading TrueVIS print quality and reliability.”

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