Roland DGA takes home multiple SGIA awards

Roland DGA Corporation, a provider of wide format inkjet printers and other advanced digital imaging devices, has nabbed three gongs at the recent 2019 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) awards.

The company won the prestigious awards for three of its products – the TrueVIS VG2 series printer cutters, TR2 ink, and the Texart RT-640M multi-function dye sublimation printer in the following categories:

  • TrueVIS VG2 printer cutters: Roll-to-Roll/Solvent/Latex (under 80 inches)
  • TR2 ink: Digital Inks – Eco-Solvent/Solvent/Latex
  • Texart RT-640M: Roll-to-Roll Disperse Ink on Textile

SGIA’s recognition of the TrueVIS VG2 series comes on the heels of the same product winning the Innovation Award at the 2019 ISA International Sign Expo earlier this year in Las Vegas.

“Considering that there were more than 200 entrants this year in 72 different categories, having not just one but three Roland products win top honours is quite an accomplishment,” Roland DGA president and CEO Andrew Oransky said.

“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.”

He added that 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.

The next-generation printer cutters incorporate FlexFire print heads that jet Greenguard Gold Certified TR2 inks in three different configurations with CMYK, in addition to light cyan, light magenta, light black, white or orange options.

These ink choices, including new orange ink, allow for a wider gamut and more colour control.

The VG2 series has also earned certifications for long-lasting results from media manufacturers, including the 3M MCS Warranty and Avery Dennison’s ICS Performance Guarantee.

As for the new Roland Texart RT-640M, it is an intelligent multi-function dye sublimation printer that gives users the freedom to print directly onto coated polyester fabrics, or to sublimation transfer paper, using Texart SBL3 sublimation inks.

The RT-640M aims to simplify 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.

Roland DGA has also most recently embarked on a new retail frontier to capitalise on individuals’ increasing desire to create their own, uniquely designed and decorated items.

The company’s COTO business division has developed proprietary design and print management software, enabling customers to design their own gifts, apparel and mementos.

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