Platinum sponsor Roland has announced that it will launch the brand new TrueVIS VG2 series at the upcoming Sign Africa Port Elizabeth Expo, taking place on 27 March at the Boardwalk Convention Centre.

Engineered to exceed the needs of the most demanding sign and graphics professionals, the new TrueVIS VG2 series offers comprehensive colour choices, improved machine efficiency and increased print-and-cut accuracy for true unattended production.

It is available in 137cm (54 inch) and 162.5cm (64 inch) wide format eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters. In addition to incorporating a host of technological advancements for optimum overall performance, the VG2 series uses Roland’s new specially formulated TR2 ink, available in three different configurations with CMYK, plus additional Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, White or Orange.

The ink choices, including new Orange ink, allow for a wider colour gamut and more colour control than before. Roland’s VG2 printer/cutters also feature a new Multiprocess Colour Function that enables the use of Orange ink as a process colour, plus a new True Rich Colour preset, which allows vibrant colour to be combined with neutral greys, smooth gradations and natural skin tones for stunning graphic output.

VG2 printer/cutters are equipped with Roland DG FlexFire print heads that produce neutral grays, vivid colours and smooth skin tones, even at high speeds. The new VG2-540 and VG2-640 also feature improvements that increase both printing and cutting accuracy, for unsurpassed reliability during unattended operation. New middle pinch rollers raise automatically prior to starting the cutting process, while new crop mark options for cutting laminated printed materials, combined with optimised pinch roller pressure, ensure maximum cutting stability. A new, included TU-4 take-up unit supports two modes according to the type of media being used, further stabilising the machine and ensuring a smooth post-printing process.

New VersaWorks 6 RIP software, included with the VG2 series printer/cutters, boasts the latest Harlequin dual core engine with PDF 2.0 and native 64-bit processing, a new icon-based interface with drag-and-drop functionality, and other easy-to-use capabilities that make it Roland’s most powerful RIP.

‘Roland DG’s original VG series won prestigious 2019 Pick Awards from Buyers Lab for their outstanding colour and productivity,’ noted Daniel Valade, Roland DGA product manager, Colour Products and Cutters. ‘With the VG2 series, we’ve created a new generation of printer/cutters that are even more advanced, productive and easy-to-use. These innovative inkjets aren’t designed to simply meet customer expectations, they’re built to exceed them.’

Entrance is free. For more information, and to pre-register online, please visit:

Upcoming Sign Africa expo’s include:
• Cape Town: 5-6 June, Cape Town International Convention Centre.
• Zimbabwe: 26-27 June, Sango Conference Centre at Cresta Lodge Harare.
• Johannesburg: 11-13 September, Gallagher Convention Centre.

Roland DG (+27 11) 875 9300