Tuesday, October 12, 2010

ROLAND DGA WINS LABEL INDUSTRY GLOBAL AWARD FOR NEW INNOVATION

Roland DGA Corp. has earned the 2010 Label Industry Global Award for New Innovation. The award was given this week at Label Expo Americas in Chicago and reflects the innovative technology behind Roland's VersaUV wide-format UV-LED inkjet printer/cutter line. The recognition builds on a growing list of accolades for VersaUV, including past DPI and EDP awards.

"We are honored by this recognition and proud to provide label and packaging professionals with the most innovative inkjet printer in the industry," said Rick Scrimger, vice president/general manager for Roland DGA Corp. "VersaUV's ability to print on virtually any substrate, including clear media using White ink, simulate spot varnish, embossing and other textured effects, as well as cut complex shapes without setting up a die, makes it the ideal printer for short-run labels and packaging prototypes."

The new Versa UV LEC-300 30” UV inkjet printer/cutter is the only wide-format printer on the market today that prints and contour cuts designs and also beautifully finishes them with multiple layers of clear coat. With the LEC-300, the range of profitable applications is endless. The LEC-300 prints six brilliant colors (CMYK + White + Clear Coat) on a wide range of substrates for unmatched color, texture and dimension. Clear coat adds remarkably rich special effects ranging from the thinnest high-gloss finish for area highlights to thick, custom-textured effects such as faux leather, crocodile skin and even Braille.

The LEC-300 supports PVC self-adhesive vinyl, well suited for textured wraps. Compatible papers include metallic options, great for eye-catching labels, decals, POP displays and posters. The LEC-300 also prints original patterns and corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers, window coverings, tapestries and other interior d├ęcor items. Pair the LEC-300 with specialty substrates including coated and art paper for offset printing, mesh materials for embroidery, cast coated and metalized paper, foils, BOPP, PE, PET film, synthetic paper and more.

Offered in 54" and 30" models, VersaUV transforms the production process for labeling and packaging businesses, going beyond traditional CMYK and White inks to produce layers of Clear Coat as well for striking textures and effects. Low-heat LED lamps are compatible with substrates ranging from synthetic paper, polyester film and paper to vinyl, banner media, PET, leather, plastic, polycarbonates and paper boards. The LEC is designed for ease of use and efficiency, is Energy Star certified and features an advanced ink circulation system to minimize time and costs. In addition to contour cutting, VersaUV perforates and creases graphics for a complete production solution all in one device. VersaWorks RIP software is included and features the Roland Texture Library with more than 70 textures that can be applied easily to graphics.

With the LEC-300, you get the benefits of Roland’s industry leading print/cut technology for one seamless workflow that makes production a breeze. Roland’s new inks are the latest generation of UV inks. In addition to being safe in any environment and delivering durability for both indoor and outdoor prints, they produce brilliant color that won’t crack when flexed or stretched. The LEC-300 comes with VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software, featuring a host of productivity tools including the Roland Color Matching System, the Max Impact Preset and Variable Data Printing.