Roland DG Announces its Biggest Product Expansion to Date with Major Shakeup to TrueVIS Printer Lineup
February 02, 20232 min read
The new models are expected to shake up the market, building on the eco-solvent heritage of TrueVIS by adding UV print and cut technology with the high productivity LG Series and the multi-functionality MG Series, alongside Roland’s first water-based Resin ink Printer, the AP-640. Together with the four eco-solvent models launched in March 2022, the TrueVIS line-up expands to a total of 10 inkjet devices.
The newly developed resin model offers natural expressiveness that takes advantage of the media texture and uses enhanced environmental and people-friendly inks.
The Roland AP-640 Resin Printer uses a water-based ink suitable for indoor and outdoor use, which produces instantly dry prints that are virtually odourless.
The long-lasting Piezo Printheads allow for excellent reproduction and are user-maintained once a week much like the existing Eco-Solvent machines offered by Roland.
This new ink will be suitable for Signage, Floor Graphics, Canvas Art, Vehicle Wrapping, Wallpaper, Stickers / Labels as well as a wide range of other applications.
The UV models enable high-definition output, including three-dimensional expressions for the reproduction of artwork and for communicating by touch, including Braille, while the eco-solvent models create graphics with vivid colours, taking UV printing to a new level.
The MG Series will act as a direct replacement for the existing Roland LEC2 Series. This offers all the same professional features for more specialised printing on an affordable, economic UV Printer / Cutter.
The key differences include a slight face-lift to fit in with the TrueVIS branding, as well as a new Roland LED Lamp. The fact this is now manufactured in-house reduces Roland's manufacturing costs - these savings have been reflected in the new retail price, making the MG Series one of the most affordable UV Printer / Cutters on the market.
This model can be set up with an optional Extension Table for semi-rigid stock / packaging, as well as a specialist Decal Primer ink, which acts as a glue and would allow you to carry ink from a transfer sheet directly to an object or surface.
Colour and White dual layer speeds come in at approximately 1.6 square metres per hour on average (720 x 900dpi), which will cater to low / mid-volume output, while still retaining a high level of quality.
The LG Series takes things up a notch and is targeted at higher productivity, with faster printing speeds and an increased ink capacity from 500ml to 750ml across the standard colours and 220ml to 750ml on White.
The average dual layer speed increases to approximately 5.2 square metres per hour on average (720 x 900dpi), making the Roland LG Series an extremely competitive option against other production-level UV Printers available.
Since the first model was released in 2016, the TrueVIS series has won worldwide acclaim from graphics production professionals for its ability to produce high-quality graphics.
These new additions are a great expansion opportunity for any existing Roland users, as well as and Signage and Graphics companies looking to grow what they're able to offer.