Platinum sponsor Roland will showcase the new TrueVIS VG2 wide format eco-solvent inkjet printer/cutters series at the upcoming Sign Africa and FESPA Africa Expo, taking place from 11-13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre.
Engineered to exceed the needs of the most demanding sign and graphics professionals, the 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) 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 greys, vivid colours and smooth skin tones, even at high speeds. The 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.