Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the addition of the new SG2 1625mm, 1371mm and 762mm (64”, 54”,30”) wide-format eco-solvent printer/cutters to its latest generation TrueVIS series.
TrueVIS is the multi-award-winning series of wide format printer/cutters developed by Roland DG to achieve the highest print quality available for durable graphic print businesses. The new SG2 series delivers the trusted accuracy, cutting performance and print quality of the TrueVIS brand, with a streamlined workflow and the super-fast, same-day turnaround speeds busy print service providers (PSPs) need. The SG2 features a CMYK ink configuration and combines impressive performance with incredible value, for outstanding colour and practically limitless application versatility. The SG2 series includes three sizes (SG2-640/-540/-300) to match the wide-ranging production requirements of graphics businesses; from those who are just starting out, to ambitious PSPs looking to take their business to the next level.
The new SG2 is the ideal choice for PSPs looking for same-day productivity, with prints ready to laminate and then immediately finish in as little as 6 hours1. This enables busy print professionals to deliver against their customers’ expectations and to beat their competitors’ time to market.
To take full advantage of its superior colour reproduction capability and the wide colour gamut provided by new TR2 ink, the SG2 series includes the newly developed True Rich Color preset. Now vibrant colour can be combined with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones to create stunning graphics. According to Kohei Tanabe, President, Digital Printing Business Division, this pioneering print quality is “unequalled for durable graphics”.
For even greater confidence, the solution is backed by some of the industry’s leading media manufacturers, providing another level of quality assurance and offering print professionals the chance to promote their businesses as certified. The SG2 and new TR2 ink is certified by the 3M MCS Warranty. SG2 and TR2 are also certified by the Avery Dennison ICS performance guarantee.
Among the SG2’s myriad enhancements for a super-streamlined workflow are a newly developed automatic pinch roller system requiring minimal operator intervention, a new functionality to conduct highly accurate automated printing and cutting with or without crop marks, and a precision perforated cut function for providing high quality die-cut, ready-made labels/decals without the need for trimming. A new optional take-up unit supporting two modes according to the type of media chosen for increased take-up stability and smooth post-print processing is also available.
The new SG2 also includes several new features to minimise running costs for increased profitability, including a brand-new ink delivery system that reduces ink consumption by up to 54% due to automated maintenance sequences3.
The TrueVIS SG2’s extensive media compatibility delivers the exceptional versatility that print service providers need to help them grow their businesses, enabling them to meet their customers’ wide-ranging needs and to access exciting, new high-margin markets and profitable applications – from signs, decals and vehicle wraps to floor graphics, exhibition displays and more. New TR2 ink offers unmatched durability when washed, making it ideal for heat transfers for branded sportswear, workwear and apparel. The SG2 series with TR2 ink is also certified GREENGUARD Gold for safe indoor graphic applications in even the most sensitive locations, such as schools and hospitals.
Innovative TrueVIS technology is backed by decades of Roland DG engineering excellence, and SG2 users have the peace of mind from knowing their device is backed by industry-leading professional support, ensuring their SG2 is ready for business whenever they are.
Kohei Tanabe, President, Digital Printing Business Division, Roland DG “I strongly believe that by providing outstanding colour and versatility in three different sizes at an affordable price, the new SG2 series will appeal to large numbers of digital print business owners,” Tanabe said. “In addition to individuals just entering the sign and display graphics market, we designed it especially for those focused on diversifying their print businesses by expanding graphic product offerings while also maximising profitability through efficient production.”
Tanabe concludes, “Roland DG is committed to providing products to help graphic providers and sign makers unleash their creative possibilities, transform their imagination into reality, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment when people react to their output graphics with ‘WOW!’”
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