Roland DG wins Label Industry Global Award for New Innovation

Roland DG America has earned the 2010 Label Industry Global Award for New Innovation. The award was given this week at Label Expo Americas in Chicago and reflects the innovative technology behind Roland's VersaUV wide format UV-LED inkjet printer/cutter line. The recognition builds on a growing list of accolades for VersaUV, including past DPI and EDP awards.

"We are honored by this recognition and proud to provide label and packaging professionals with the most innovative inkjet printer in the industry," said Rick Scrimger, vice president/general manager for Roland DGA Corp. "The VersaUV's ability to print on virtually any substrate (including clear media using white ink),simulate spot varnish, embossing and other textured effects, as well as cut complex shapes without setting up a die, makes it the ideal printer for short-run labels and packaging prototypes."

Offered in 54" and 30" models, VersaUV transforms the production process for labeling and packaging businesses, going beyond traditional CMYK and White inks to produce layers of Clear Coat as well for striking textures and effects. Low-heat LED lamps are compatible with substrates ranging from synthetic paper, polyester film and paper to vinyl, banner media, PET, leather, plastic, polycarbonates and paper boards. The LEC is designed for ease of use and efficiency, is Energy Star certified and features an advanced ink circulation system to minimize time and costs. In addition to contour cutting, the VersaUV perforates and creases graphics for a complete production solution all in one device. VersaWorks RIP software is included and features the Roland Texture Library with more than 70 textures that can be applied easily to graphics.