Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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S D G M A G . C O M • A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • 1 1 gies like latex, eco-solvent inkjets require far less heat for printing and curing. This is important, as high heat can have an adverse effect on some printable materials causing undesirable results. There has been significant growth in the area of UV-curable inks, however, in many cases, this is an 'add-on' technology to the core eco-solvent print and cut devices that drive most of the business within our industry." He says that the most popular applications for eco-solvent print- ers and printer/cutters include: Signs and banners, vehicle wraps and graphics, backlits, die-cut labels and decals, wall graphics and heat transfer graphics. New Units from Roland "Roland's next-generation eco-solvent inkjets—such as our TrueVIS VG2 and SG2 models—offer unsurpassed versatility, reli- ability, productivity and image quality, making them perfect for all these applications and more," says Valade. Valade notes that Roland's new TrueVIS VG2 series printer/ cutters and new TR2 ink—both SGIA 2019 "Product of the Year" winners—usher in a new era of wide-format imaging performance. "Comprehensive TR2 ink color choices—including Orange, White and C M Y K LcLm—offer an expanded gamut and vibrant colors. For true unattended production, machine efficiency and print-and-cut accuracy have been optimized with a new included take-up system, auto-adjusting pinch rollers, slide-out ink pouch trays, and more. In addition, TR2 inks with VG2 printed graphics have earned certifications The XpertJets also run Mutoh's new MS41 inks, which have a wide color gamut, bet- ter dot gain and are formu- lated to make maintenance easy. Pictured the Mutoh XpertJet1682SR. Image cour- tesy of Mutoh America. A project created using the JV300 Plus series. Images courtesy of Mimaki USA. This backlit sign was created on the Roland TrueVIS VG2 printer- cutter. Image courtesy of Roland DGA.

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