Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced that two of its products – the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards.
Roland’s VersaUV LEC-540 received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll UV Printer” category, while the company’s ECO-UV ink was recognized as the best product in the “Digital Inks – UV” category. This year’s competition featured a record-setting 255 submissions, with winners selected in 68 different product categories.
“As a pioneer of UV print and cut, Roland has played an integral role in introducing and advancing this important technology, enabling users to take their design and print production capabilities to the highest possible levels,” said Roland DGA President Andrew Oransky. “We’re thrilled that the SGIA judging panel saw fit to give our UV printer/cutters and inks the recognition they deserve.”
The 54-inch VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter is ideal for producing everything from vibrant signs, labels, decals and specialty graphics to realistic packaging prototypes on actual press substrates. With its integrated cutting capabilities, the LEC-540 scores and contour cuts in one seamless workflow, maximizing efficiency, productivity and convenience.
Also winning a 2018 SGIA Product of the Year Award was Roland’s ECO-UV ink, which come in CMYK, Gloss and White and are specially formulated to bring out the best in the company’s VersaUV LEC, LEF and LEJ series printers. In addition to imaging beautifully, these premium inks cure instantly and are extremely flexible, producing graphics that can stretch around curved surfaces and edges without cracking. Gloss and White ECO-UV inks enable users to incorporate stunning dimensional and textural effects into prints, adding appeal and value. When cured, Roland ECO-UV inks are also VOC-free as well as scratch and alcohol resistant.
Roland’s UV printing technologies will be on display in the Roland DGA booth, 1137, at the 2018 SGIA Expo, October 18-20, in Las Vegas.