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Roland DG Corporation

Introducing Specialized White Ink Configuration for Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20 and VersaCAMM VS Series

Hamamatsu, Japan, March 21, 2012 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading worldwide provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, today announced that the VersaSTUDIO BN-20 and VersaCAMM VS Series eco-solvent metallic inkjet printer/cutters, now offer a specialized new ink configuration for white-color printing applications. This new configuration is available in 5 colors for the BN-20 - cyan, magenta, yellow, black and white; and 7 colors for the VS-Series - cyan, magenta, yellow, black, light cyan light magenta and double white. Users can choose the ink configuration that best suits their business needs at the time of purchasing.

"Currently white color printing is available for screen printing and gravure printing," said Yohei Shinomura, Roland DG ECO-Solvent inkjet product manager. "However, the high costs involved in plate making and paper use with these traditional methods means that small lot printing becomes unprofitable." "Moreover, these traditional methods can take several days just to deliver a few pieces of print." "With the new white-color configuration, Roland's BN-20 and VS Series are an ideal solution for small printing businesses, design offices and medium-sized screen printers to increase productivity, add value to their offering and cover a wider-variety of their customer's needs."

In today's market, the life cycle of a product is getting shorter, and as a result visual communication tools are becoming more significant to enhance retail promotions and drive sales. With innovative solutions such as the new white ink configuration, Roland DG aims to provide printing businesses with the tools to meet the growing demand from brand owners, retail outlets and design houses for small lot and specialized printing.

VersaSTUDIO BN-20 – Compact and Low Running Cost

The BN-20 is a 20" wide compact desktop ECO-Solvent inkjet printer/cutter. The BN-20 allows you to print small lot graphics on a wide variety of media including transparent film. You can also easily produce prototypes of soft packaging, bottle packaging design and labels right from your desktop. The BN-20 will allow you to save production costs and time with the unique Roland Print & Cut workflow that prints and contour cuts graphics of virtually any shape. In addition, by using transparent film users can produce luxurious, "no-label" effects*1 for beauty products, and packaging applications.

VersaCAMM VS Series – High Opacity, High Speed and Quick Dry

The VS Series Eco-Solvent inkjet printer/cutters are available in 4 different widths: 30", 42", 54" and 64". Using transparent film and the new white ink configuration with high-opacity white, the VS Series can produce a wide variety of high-quality applications such as small lot packaging prototypes, window displays, or labels and decals. The new white ink configuration increases speed by 200% for standard white color printing compared to the previous Roland configurations. Furthermore, white color printing is twice the speed for the double white setup compared with the previous Roland configuration for high productivity. The combination of a dedicated dryer and blower fitted on the VS-series device vastly increases productivity, and assures efficient drying of the white ink even in high opacity mode.

TIFF Merge Function Assures High Quality Printing of Process-Color and White Color

For precision printing, “TIFF Merge” function has been added to both the BN-20 and the VS-Series. The TIFF Merge function sends and prints a process-color data file and a white-color data file at the same time, preventing any gap between the two files, which can occur when the two files are sent to the printer and printed separately.

*1 "No label" effects – with clear or transparent media it appears as if there is no label or decal on the packaging, but rather that the graphic is printed directly on the package. This "no label" effect is an important element for packaging design in order to produce a luxurious and high quality product.

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