Roland DG Corporation
New Roland DG TrueVIS Resin and UV Printers Earn BLI 2024 Pick Awards from Keypoint Intelligence
Hamamatsu, Japan, October 4, 2023 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, announced that the AP-640 resin and LG-640 UV models of its TrueVIS series wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters earned BLI (Buyers Lab) 2024 Pick Awards while receiving high marks in evaluation tests conducted by Keypoint Intelligence. The AP-640 (CMYK) was honored in the Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category while the LG-640 (CMYKReOrWhWh) was awarded in the Outstanding UV 54”/64” Printer category.
“The TrueVIS series is our flagship large-format inkjet printers with sales of more than 30,000 units. They have won worldwide acclaim from graphics production professionals for their ability to produce durable graphics with the extraordinary power to excite hearts and minds,” said Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s Global Sales and Marketing Division. In January 2023, a total of six new resin and UV models were added to the TrueVIS lineup.
Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Lab Services EMEA/Asia David Sweetnam said, “We were very excited to test the newest models in the TrueVIS series that reproduce stunning, vibrant graphics with photographic quality even at high speed, and the results exceeded our expectations.” Keypoint Intelligence is the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry and has been evaluating equipment for business users for more than 60 years. Test reports released are highly regarded as an unbiased resource used by many companies and public organizations when selecting hardware devices.
“In response to the ever-advancing state of technological innovation, we have established even stricter criteria for evaluations and Pick award eligibility this year. The AP-640 and LG-640 were thoroughly and rigorously evaluated for print quality, usability, and productivity and had excellent results.” Sweetnam added.
“The AP-640 resin printer passed our extensive tests with flying colors, demonstrating high performance for color gamut, color matching results, image quality, stable wallpaper consistency, productivity, and usability. We were especially impressed by the largest color gamut measured of any latex/resin printers tested to date, and how it accurately reproduced PANTONE brand colors, as well as the very stable reproducibility with minimal color and dimensional differences over a 30m wallpaper printing test. We believe this recently introduced resin printer is going to be a strong rival against its competitors,” Sweetnam said.
“The LG-640 UV printer was evaluated for two ink configurations, Dual-CMYK and CMYKReOrWhWh. The Dual-CMYK model is truly a printer designed to offer the highest levels of productivity, while also providing high quality output with impressive color gamut and color accuracy. The other model with CMYKReOrWhWh ink is designed to offer the highest levels of flexibility to provide high-quality output results in the most appropriate print mode, whether the job requires strict print quality or high productivity. There is no doubt that the LG series will be a formidable competitor as Roland DG expands its competitive edge in the UV market.” Sweetnam continued.
Miller said, “We are very proud that our new technologies have been highly recognized by Keypoint Intelligence and received the Pick Awards. We are confident that these results will be useful references for those considering the introduction of new devices, and that the TrueVIS series will fully meet the high expectations of our customers. We will continue to develop even better products and provide people around the world with the joy of creation and the excitement that comes from it.”
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About BLI Wide Format Pick Awards
Based on rigorous testing in the lab or in the field, along with comprehensive analysis in categories such as image quality, usability, and speed, Buyers Lab Wide Format Picks stand alone in the industry and are hard-earned awards from Keypoint Intelligence.
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