Gielen Reclame pushes colour quality boundaries with TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutter

Gielen Reclame   |   Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Gielen Reclame pushes colour quality boundaries with TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutter

Gielen Reclame beta-tested the new Roland TrueVIS VG2 to push its own boundaries for colour, speed and quality.

 

 

 

As a Roland user for nearly 30 years and a specialist in producing signage and vehicle graphics for corporate clients, Gielen Reclame was a perfect choice to beta-test the new Roland TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutter and its 40 enhancements before it went on sale.

Based in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands, Gielen Reclame says it survived the recent financial crisis by following its motto: 'Do not use cheaper materials or inks, but adhere to quality'. It specialises in car wraps and car lettering, plus banners, stickers, posters, wall prints, labels and more, typically working with businesses in the motorsport sector. It's work for these clients that attracted owner Chris Gielen to the orange TR2 ink available on the TrueVIS VG2.

"The orange ink now offers us the option of making even better prints of difficult corporate colours," he says. "I come from the commercial printing world. With four-colour printing, we always had problems when there was orange in a corporate design; it often came out brownish when produced with four-colour process printing, irrespective of what the Pantone colour guide you placed next to it showed. Roland has now solved this with its new orange TR2 ink."

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"I was very honoured when Roland asked us to beta test the TrueVIS VG2. I want two VG2 machines!"

Chris Gielen – Gielen Reclame

Gielen Reclame's commitment to quality is also met by the VG2, even in standard mode. "We always print in high quality mode," says Chris. "However, at Roland's recommendation, we have also started using the VG2 in the standard mode at 900 x 600 dpi. We are positively surprised at the visible print quality."

"In 90 per cent of the cases, you can do perfect work on the VG2 just using the standard setting," he adds. "We're also very impressed with the efficiency and ink use of the VG2. We've printed thousands of metres and have actually used very little ink."

As a combination printer/cutter, the TrueVIS VG2's cutting abilities – such as the new Multiple Crop Marks feature – were also put through their paces by Gielen Reclame.

"The TrueVIS VG2 cutter is unbelievably accurate," says Chris. "We normally apply some overlap around the logos to be cut, to counter any imprecisions so that we do not get any white edges. But that is not really necessary with this system. That's how precise this machine is."

There's also a much shorter wait between printing and cutting, thanks to the VG2's latest automatic pinch roller technology – 'with a print-and-cut task, you no longer have to wait until the ink is completely dry before cutting', explains Chris.

Chris and Bo Gielen from Gielen Reclame have given their full review of the TrueVIS VG2 in a video, including their opinions of the VersaWorks 6 software's ability to match bright and corporate colours, and handle different file formats.

"I was very honoured when Roland asked us to beta test the TrueVIS VG2," Chris says. "It's a super-machine."

At at the end of the trial he had one criticism: "The only negative thing I can say is that Roland won't accept my order yet – I want two VG2 machines, but apparently I have to wait until it's launched!"

Chris, how do you rate Roland?

  • Build quality ★★★★
  • Reliability ★★★★
  • Versatility ★★★★★
  • Productivity ★★★
  • Ease of use ★★★★★
  • Output Quality ★★★★★
  • Running Costs ★★★★
  • Value for money ★★★★
  • Service and support ★★★★★
  • Overall ★★★★

Chris’s Fun Facts

  1. How would you describe yourself in three words?

    Creative, autodidact, perfectionist.

  2. What's the best advice you've ever received?

    Think before you do.

  3. What's your favourite social media platform?

    I don't like social media, I prefer face to face.

  4. In your free time you enjoy…

    Sports that require gasoline.

  5. What don't people know about you?

    I cannot tell you this because then they'll know!

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