Roland DG Corporation
Roland DG Announces New Laser Engravers for Profitable New Business Opportunities
Hamamatsu, Japan, September 2, 2019 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of the LV series laser engravers, including the 29" LV-290 and 18" LV-180, which will be rolled out worldwide*1 over a period of several months.
LV series laser engravers are ideal for engraving or cutting shapes out of acrylic and other resins. "By combining the LV series' capabilities with our LEF/LEF2 series UV benchtop flatbed printers*2 featuring exceptional print capabilities, it is possible to create premium value items which cannot be accomplished by each product alone. This unique fusion of different capabilities opens up profitable new business possibilities." said Kohei Tanabe, President of Roland DG's Digital Printing Business Division.
The LV series uses a non-contact CO2 laser to engrave complex shapes and text with crisp edges at high speed out of plastics, wood, leather, paper, cork and much more. Unlike conventional digital engravers, cut surfaces have a smooth, clean finish without burrs, thus eliminating the need for any final touch-up work. With no engraving cutters to break or wear out, the laser always maintains a beautiful finish with no degradation in quality. Operation of the LV series is very simple, allowing even beginners to start performing high-precision laser engraving immediately. With two models available featuring different laser power and work areas, users can select the model that best suits the thickness and size of the materials they wish to work with.
Tanabe said, "In Japan, acrylic character stands and accessories made by cutting out resin sheets printed with illustrations into unique shapes are highly popular, and our UV flatbed printers are widely used in creating those applications. By introducing this solution to our customers around the world, we hope our customers will create new value and excitement through unleashing their creative possibilities and transforming their imaginations into reality."
*1 The LV series laser engraver launch will be rolled out in each region of the world except Japan.
*2 The latest model of VersaUV LEF2-300 is scheduled to launch today. See the press release.
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