Roland DGA Corporation has expanded its TrueVIS Value-Up program.
In addition to the previously eligible VG series, SG series models are also included in the program. Existing customers can download free firmware updates which enable their devices to run with the improved TR2 second-generation TrueVIS inks.
Beginning in February 2021 (final date of discontinuation is subject to change based on the rate of conversion), first-generation TR inks will no longer be available from the company. As such, consumers are encouraged to complete their ‘Value-Up’ by January 2021.
Roland’s improved TR2 inks offer significant performance and cost benefits over the original formulations, while the firmware update also enhances the capabilities of first-generation devices to perform similarly to second-generation equipment.
“Doing this simple upgrade will allow owners of our older models to reap the benefits of our TR2 inks as well as many of the advanced capabilities of our updated printers and cutters,” said Roland’s product manager of digital print, Daniel Valade. “This conversion will also enable resellers to market and support a single ink for its TrueVIS customers.”
While Roland will continue to offer the original ink formulation until the end of January 2021, the company recommends switching over to the inks as soon as possible. By following a simple conversion procedure that includes raster image processor (RIP) software upgrades, owners can take advantage of the following improvements and features:
- The ‘True Rich Color’ preset maximizes imaging capabilities to produce vibrant graphics.
- Output with VG series printer and cutters using TR2 inks is certified for long-lasting results by the 3M MCS Warranty and the Avery Dennison Integrated Component System (ICS) Performance Guarantee.
- TR2 inks offer increased scratch and alcohol resistance and washability.
- Ink consumption is reduced due to an automated maintenance sequence.
- Owners have options to improve accuracy and usability, including crop mark options for increased stability when sectioning laminated printed materials, a ‘PerfCut’ mode for printing, cutting, die-cutting, and more.
- The Roland DG Mobile Panel 2 provides control functions, including test-printing and cleaning from a smartphone or tablet using a Bluetooth connection.
- Upgraded devices will support the latest TU-4 take-up unit (sold separately), enabling various media to be taken up with increased accuracy and stability.
- If a printhead has missing nozzles, a function allows for continuous production using the remaining parts.