Roland DG Corporation
Roland UV-LED VersaUV LEC-330 now Supported by GMG Color Management for Perfect Mockup Creation
Hamamatsu, Japan/Tuebingen, Germany, August 23, 2010 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, and, GMG, a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, have announced that the GMG printer driver for the UV-LED inkjet printer&cutter VersaUV LEC-330, which allows the fast creation of perfect mockups, is now available.
Working together, the Roland VersaUV LEC-330 and GMG color management offer players in the packaging and labeling market - including printers, design agencies, advertising agencies, repro houses, and brand owners - ground-breaking solutions for prototyping, mockup and small lot production of packaging and labeling.
The VersaUV LEC-330 supports a wide variety of substrates including paper, paper compounds, transparent films, aluminum foils, PE and PET foils, plastic, polycarbonate and other rigid substrates which are used for offset, flexography, roto-gravure and screen print production. High-opacity ECO-UV White ink is ideal for transparent media, allowing users to print brilliant colors on dark and transparent substrates. With the ECO-UV Clear ink, users can simulate gloss and matte finishes, embossed effects, and spot varnishing.
GMG color management, providing unrivaled quality and repeatability, enables the VersaUV LEC-330 to achieve a visual match, locally and at remote locations, with the main print processes such as flexography, offset and gravure printing - even for spot colors. It ensures the highest repeatability by calibrating target printers within tight tolerances. Furthermore, the simulation of cardboard, paper structure and register variations is supported to achieve color-accurate mockups with the VersaUV LEC-330.
Compared with traditional systems for mockup creation in the packaging and label market, the Roland/GMG solution produces highly color-accurate mockups at a fraction of current costs.
GMG is a leading developer and supplier of high-end color management software solutions, founded in 1984 and located in Tuebingen, Germany. With more than 25 years of experience in the graphic arts industry, the GMG brand is synonymous with a guarantee for high-quality solutions for everything to do with color. GMG's goal is to provide complete solutions for standardizing and simplifying the color management workflow in order to achieve consistent colors on all media types and with any printing technology. Today, more than 10,000 systems are in use among customers around the globe. These span a wide range of industries and application areas including advertising agencies, prepress houses, offset, flexo, packaging, digital, and large-format printers as well as international gravure printers. GMG is represented by branches and authorized dealers the world over.
About the GMG solutions
Based on the 4-D color-transformation engine, the proofing solution GMG ColorProof provides the most accurate way of calibrating digital inkjet proofing devices to produce contract color proofs precisely matched to the printing process. GMG DotProof® enables users to generate contract quality halftone proofs, using the original bitmap data of the output RIP. GMG FlexoProof is specifically tailored to the needs of the packaging industry, simulating any kind of substrate structures and spot colors in the halftone proof. GMG ProofControl guarantees reliable and complete quality control of digital color proofs based on a defined standard. GMG ProofMedia is a range of proofing-specific substrates manufactured to strict tolerances specifically for color critical applications. GMG ColorServer, with automatic hotfolder technology and based on the Adobe® PDF Library, provides fully automatic color conversions for all printing processes - CMYK-to-CMYK, RGB-to-CMYK and RGB-to-RGB. The GMG SmartProfiler wizard allows the profiling and calibration of different output devices, such as digital presses or large format systems, easily and quickly. GMG InkOptimizer automatically reduces chromatic colors, thus providing cost savings by reducing unnecessary ink usage, along with better print stability on press. GMG FlowConnect enables the complete integration of the color management solutions GMG ColorServer and GMG InkOptimizer into current workflow systems. GMG PrintControl is an easy-to-use solution for standardizing printing presses and effective process control in the pressroom.
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About Roland VersaUV LEC-330
The DPI award-winning VersaUV is the world's first line of UV-LED inkjet printer/cutters. The VersaUV supports a wide range of flexible and rigid substrates (except metals) up to 1 mm (0.04") thick*1 and is ideal for the production of labels, decals, POP displays and posters. The VersaUV prints on semi-rigid sheet stocks such as card stocks for folding cartons and thicker polycarbonate sheets for membrane switch applications. It also accommodates offset paper stock, BOPP, PE and PET film for highly accurate proofs, prototypes and comps. The VersaUV can also be used to create original patterns and 3D domed corporate logos directly onto synthetic and natural leathers. Other applications include interior décor items such as customized window coverings and tapestries.
*1 For best results, professionals should test print VersaUV graphics on each substrate before production.
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