Dutch sign specialist Gielen Reclame (Valkenswaard) beta tested the new 8-color TrueVIS VG2 printer/cutter from Roland
– and bought two.
“The addition of the new orange ink now provides us with the opportunity to make even better prints with certain corporate identity colors," said Chris Gielen, owner of Gielen Reclame.
Gielen Reclame is one of the three European companies – along with a sign maker in Denmark and Renault F1Team – to try the new generation TrueVIS from Roland DG to extensive practical testing. The Dutch company already owns six Roland printers.
The TrueVIS VG2 is the latest generation printer/cutter from Roland DG.
"In its development, we were able to build on more than 30 years of knowledge and experience with 16 previous generations of products in the print & cut market segment that is so important to us," said Karel Sannen, marketing manager at Roland DG, Benelux. “We have introduced more than 40 new and improved functions and features - in the hardware, but also in the software and the ink, including orange ink for an even wider color gamut. Together, these improvements ensure even better performance than previous generations. I am convinced that the TrueVIS VG2 truly sets the new standard in large format printing solutions. And that's why I am happy that our beta test customers endorse that view as well.”
The TrueVIS VG2, introduced in March, is available in various ink configurations, including CMYK x 2 and CMYKLcLmLk with orange or white in the eighth color channel.
Gielen opted for orange as the eighth color because he already has white ink on another Roland system.
“We do a lot of printing for motorsport companies, and you can get great effects with a different type of foil, for example metallic, with white ink," he said. "On the other hand, the orange ink now offers us the option of making even better prints of difficult corporate colors. 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 brown-ish when produced with four-color process printing, irrespective of what the Pantone color guide you placed next to it showed. Or you had to work with an additional PMS spot color. Four-color inkjet can have the same problem, but Roland has now solved this with its new orange TR2 ink.”