Roland DG Wins Three SGIA 2019 “Product of the Year” Awards
Roland DG Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital imaging devices worldwide, has announced that three of its products – the TrueVIS VG2 series printer/cutters, TR2 ink, and the Texart RT-640M multifunction dye-sublimation printer have won prestigious 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland DG’s TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutters received top honours within the “Roll-to-Roll/Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches)” category, while the company’s TR2 ink and Texart RT-640M printer were recognised in the “Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex” and “Roll-to-Roll Disperse Ink on Textile” categories, respectively.
“Considering that there were more than 200 entrants this year in 72 different categories, having not just one but three Roland DG products win top honours is quite an accomplishment,” said Andrew Oransky, President and CEO of Roland DGA, Roland DG’s US-based sales and marketing subsidiary. “We’re thrilled to receive this kind of recognition, as it’s representative of all the hard work, research and development that went into each of these offerings.”
SGIA’s recognition of the TrueVIS VG2 series comes on the heels of the same product winning a coveted “Innovation Award” at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo earlier this year in Las Vegas and “Best Print and Cut Solution” in the EDP (European Digital Press Association) Awards also presented this year. The TrueVIS VG2-540 and VG2-640 with TR2 ink are impressing judges and users alike with their outstanding print quality, versatility, productivity and ease of use. These next-generation printer/cutters incorporate state-of-the-art FlexFire print heads that jet GREENGUARD Gold certified TR2 inks in three different configurations with CMYK, plus additional Light Cyan, Light Magenta, Light Black, White or Orange. These ink choices, including new Orange ink, allow for a wider gamut and more colour control than ever before. In addition, the VG2 series has earned certifications for long-lasting results from the industry’s top media manufacturers, including the 3M™ MCS™ Warranty and Avery Dennison’s ICS™ Performance Guarantee.
The new Roland Texart RT-640M is an intelligent multifunction dye-sublimation printer that gives users the freedom to print directly onto coated polyester fabrics, or to sublimation transfer paper, using the same specially formulated Texart SBL3 sublimation inks. Innovative, reliable and easy to use, the value-packed RT-640M simplifies dye-sublimation production with its direct-to-textile option, while maintaining the versatility of printing to transfer paper for creating sublimated apparel, décor, rigid signage, and hard goods.
Kohei Tanabe, Roland DG President, Digital Printing Business Division said, "We are very pleased to receive these prestigious awards. Roland DG is committed to providing products to help graphic providers and sign makers unleash their creative possibilities, transform their imagination into reality, and enjoy a sense of accomplishment when people react to their output graphics with ‘WOW!’"