Roland rolls out free print and cut upgrade

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Roland DG has rolled out a free upgrade for its VG-640 and VG-540 printer-cutters, which adds functionality from the new VG2 series.

Roland DG's new TrueVis VG2 series expands the colour gamut with orange ink.
The upgrade adds functionality from the TrueVis VG2 series to existing VG printer-cutters.

Available from the company’s website, the upgrade, as well as the latest version of the VersaWorks 6 rip software, offers a number of advantages to existing VG-series users, according to Greg Stone, product and marketing manager at Roland DG Australia.

“This is basically a software and firmware upgrade that gives current VG users access to most of the features of the new VG2s as well as the new TR2 ink released with the series.

“Benefits include new certifications for 3M and Avery Dennison, advanced print and cut functions, and access to a new advanced media take-up system that they can purchase,” he said.

Stone confirmed that the upgrade is available worldwide now, including in Australia and New Zealand.

“This is available as a free download on our website. We’re looking to support our customers and give them access to the latest features without making them go and buy a whole new machine,” he said.

Features include new crop mark options for laminated printed materials; a PerfCut mode for printing, cutting, and die-cutting in a single operation; and a Cut and Print function, which allows users to cut first and print later, reducing edge curls in thin media.

According to Ryo Baba, TrueVis VG2 project manager for the Roland DG Digital Printing Business Division, the upgrade is a major benefit for existing Roland DG VG-640/540 customers.

“Thanks to the newly developed TR2 ink, which boasts a wide colour gamut; and a new True Rich Colour preset that maximises the potential of the VG-640/540 and the new ink capabilities, the upgraded VG-640/540 can now produce stunning graphics that excite both heart and mind,” said Baba.

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