Roland DGA has announced that its next-generation TrueVIS™ wide-format inkjet printer/cutters have earned top honors in three categories of the 2020 “Pick Awards” from Keypoint Intelligence’s Buyers Laboratory (BLI). This marks the second year in a row that Roland products have been recognized by BLI (the original TrueVIS VG series won two Pick Awards in 2019). Roland DG Corporation’s Digital Printing Division President Kohei Tanabe accepted the 2020 Pick Awards from Buyers Lab Director of EMEA/Asia Research & Lab Services David Sweetnam during a morning ceremony in Roland DGA’s booth on the first day of PRINTING United 2019.
Taking first place in the Outstanding Gamut Expansion Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category were the TrueVIS VG2 series eight-color printer/cutters with orange ink (CMYKLcLmLkOr). In the Outstanding Enhanced CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category, the VG2 series eight-color printer/cutters with White ink (CMYKLcLmLkWh) came out on top. The third Buyers Lab Pick Award — for Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent /Latex 54”/64” — went to Roland’s recently launched TrueVIS SG2 series four-color printer/cutters.
Sweetnam summed up the capabilities of Roland’s TrueVIS series printer/cutters, “They can reproduce stunning, vibrant graphics with photographic quality — even at high speed,” he said. “These inkjets feature a host of technical advantages to help create graphics that will truly captivate. They’re capable of printing smooth and balanced gradations across a wide color gamut, with accurate and reliable color reproduction.”
The Roland TrueVIS family is comprised of five models, including the high-end VG2 series and the entry-level SG2 series. Offering a host of advanced features, new TR2 ink and a “True Rich Color” preset, TrueVIS printer/cutters have redefined product performance for the wide-format inkjet category. They have earned high acclaim from both customers and industry organizations, including a coveted “Innovation Award” at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo, a “Best Print & Cut Solution” in the EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards competition, and SGIA “Product of the Year” Awards in the “Roll-to-Roll”/Solvent /Latex (under 80 inches)” and “Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex” categories.