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Roland VersaWorks 2.7 Features a New Single Pass Mode for XC-540W White Ink Applications

Hamamatsu, Japan, August 20, 2008 Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated print/cutters, today introduced version 2.7 of VersaWorks, the company's powerful RIP and color management software. The latest version of VersaWorks features a new single-pass white ink print mode for the company's SOLJET PRO III XC-540W 54" printer/cutter. VersaWorks 2.7 is now available free for Roland users at

"We are pleased to offer our XC-540W customers the ability to select either conventional dual-pass print mode or new single-pass print mode for white ink applications," said Ayano Saito, Roland DG color product manager. "This flexibility allows shops to customize their workflow for the job at hand. New single-pass white ink print mode allows users to take full advantage of the XC-540W's media take-up system for long unattended production runs and large prints such as decorative window graphics. Dual-pass print mode is recommended whenever overprinting is involved and when the media selected requires an extended dry time. Both print modes deliver exceptionally smooth gradations for outstanding overall print quality."

New VersaWorks Features for the XC-540W:

‐ Choice of two print modes
   ‐ Single-pass print mode:
     ‐ Prints CMYK and White ink together simultaneously, ideal for large production runs or oversized prints such as custom posters and large decorative window graphics over 1 meter (39.37”) in length
     ‐ Increased efficiency and productivity
     ‐ Performs with media take-up system for unattended production
   ‐ Dual-pass print mode:
     ‐ Prints White ink separately, either before or after CMYK printing is completed
     ‐ Resets media automatically between White and CMYK prints
     ‐ Perfect for overprinting and for media options that require additional drying time
     ‐ Designed for high density prints and jobs requiring more opacity
     ‐ Facilitates Print&Cut applications such as labels, decals and product design comps
‐ Reduces ink consumption while delivering brighter color output and better opacity; as a result, production and maintenance costs are lower

The SOLJET PRO III XC-540W Printer/Cutter

The SOLJET PRO III XC-540W 54" white ink printer/cutter is the industry's highest performing and most flexible production tool for a wide variety of applications including partial and full vehicle wraps and graphics, signs, POP displays, banners, labels, decals, window graphics, packaging comps and more. Equipped with White ECO-SOL MAX ink, the XC-540W offers shops the ability to print and contour cut in five configurations for added versatility: CMYK printing, CMYK+White printing, White-only printing, printing and contour cutting, and contour cutting. This flexibility increases the competitiveness of any graphics business by enabling a wider range of creative options. Research reveals that value added white ink and Print&Contour Cut applications are proven profit centers for graphics businesses. In addition, powerful VersaWorks RIP software features Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology for exceptional print quality overall, the Roland Color system for precision spot color matching, and Variable Data Printing for efficient production of individualized labels, decals and packaging comps.

Roland DG Corporation (TSE symbol 6789) - First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange
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