Roland DG launches upgrade programme for TrueVIS VG owners in EMEA region
Roland DG has announced the launch in EMEA of its TrueVIS VG Upgrade Programme1 . It is offering current owners of VG-640 and VG-540 wide-format printer/cutters the opportunity to enjoy many of the latest, most advanced functions of the multi-award-winning recently-launched VG2 series on their current devices, via a simple conversion process.
The upgrade enables TrueVIS VG owners to make their printer/cutters compatible with the latest TR2 inks2, the latest version of powerful VersaWorks 6 RIP software, enhanced print and cut functionalities, a range of other firmware upgrades and a new hardware option which deliver enhanced productivity and efficiency.
Award-winning TR2 ink for same day graphics turnaround and up to 20% ink savings
By converting their current devices, VG owners will gain access to several exciting VG2 advantages, including award-winning GREENGUARD Gold-certified TR2 ink compatibility, with the ability to laminate and then immediately finish prints in just six hours for true same day installation3.
The VG series with TR2 ink has also earned the Avery Dennison™ ICS™ Performance Guarantee certification which provides outdoor durability protection for up to four years and indoor durability protection for up to seven years4.
TR2 ink is also certified for long-lasting results by the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty, providing users with assurance of the quality and durability of their graphics5.
VG owners who convert their devices to TR2 ink will enjoy impressive ink savings of up to 20%6 and find the ink delivers outstanding results in demanding situations where adhesion and rub resistance are crucial. With up to 200% stretch7, TR2 ink is ideal for applications such as vehicle wraps and also offers excellent wash resistance for customised apparel.
By converting their devices, VG owners will also see the richness and colour accuracy of their prints reach even higher levels, thanks to the combination of TR2 inks and the new ‘True Rich Color’ colour management preset.
Gain exciting new features to optimise print and cut accuracy and streamline production
With the upgrade, VG owners will also enjoy a host of new features to optimise print and cut accuracy and usability, plus a number of streamlined sequences to help speed up production. Compatibility with the advanced Roland DG Mobile Panel 2 app8 allows operators to perform even more functions from a smartphone or tablet, giving them greater flexibility and freedom. After conversion, VG devices will also be compatible with the new TUC-4 optional media take-up system which supports two modes for improved take-up accuracy.
A great opportunity for VG owners to boost the performance of their existing device
Paul Willems, Head of Business Development and Product Management, Roland DG EMEA, comments: “This is a great opportunity for current VG owners to quickly and easily boost the performance of their existing printer/cutters with many of the latest VG2 innovations, helping to give them the competitive edge and to provide the very best service for their customers. It’s another example of our commitment to helping our customers to get the very best return on their investment in Roland DG technology. The latest VG2 series is winning industry accolades and bringing great advantages to our customers, so we are delighted to offer VG users the opportunity to upgrade to so many of the VG2’s exceptional functions.”
1 Europe, Middle East, North Africa and India
2 VG does not support TR2 Orange ink. TR2 White ink is only available in 250 cc. Current ink configuration of device cannot be changed when converting.
3 Tests performed by Avery Dennison™ on MPI Range digital media. When using this media, prints produced with TR2 ink can be laminated after a 6-hour period when rolls or images are properly ventilated and loosely wound. For more detail see: https://graphics.averydennison.com/en/home/services/warranty.html. Regional differences may occur. Please check with your local agent.
4 Avery Dennison™ ICS™ Performance Guarantee currently applies to CMYKLcLmLk and White. Orange ink is currently excluded. Users of 8c configuration can select 7c for full conformity.
5 3M™ MCS™ Warranty currently applies to CMYKLcLmLk. Warranty excludes Orange and White ink. Warranty for Orange ink is under evaluation. Users of 8c configuration can select 7c for full conformity.
6 The new ink formulation uses on average 10% less per print when compared to TR ink, along with less ink used during self-maintenance. Average 20% ink saving relates to self-maintenance cycles. Savings may differ depending on circumstances.
7 Dependent on media and application.
8 Supports 6 languages (Japanese, English, Italian, German, Spanish, French).