Roland DG Australia has received three awards at the 2010 European Digital Press (EDP) Awards.
EDP Association serves as an industry forum and valuable resource for association members and the digital printing industry.
The annual awards program (EDP Awards) is designed to acknowledge and award the latest developments in R&D in the digital printing industry.
The coveted EDP Awards are judged on innovation and recognise the best products of the year introduced in the European market.
Roland DG's innovative inkjet technologies were recognised in the following three categories:
Best Wide Format Print & Cut Machine: VersaCAMM VS-640 64" Wide-Format Metallic Inkjet Printer/Cutter
The VS-640's compact design, accelerated print speeds and the option of white plus a metallic ink configuration generating more than 500 metallic colours made this product a clear winner.
The VS-640 combines a new generation of print head technology and an ink circulation system with improved ink flow and circulation.
The VS-640 also features Roland OnSupport software, which alerts users via email of low ink, print finish status and emergency stops.
Best Emerging Technology Printer: SOLJET PRO III XC-540MT 54" Wide-Format Metallic Inkjet Printer/Cutter
The XC-540MT wide-format metallic inkjet printer/cutter features six colours, CMYK+Metallic Silver+White (CMYK+Mt+W), Print & Cut and amazing production print speeds. The metallic ink can be incorporated easily into the workflow using Roland VersaWorks RIP software.
Best Alternative Ink Technology: ECO-SOL MAX™ Metallic Ink, Roland’s ECO-SOLVENT Metallic Ink
The Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX™ ink can be used to create vibrant silver text and graphics previously impossible with any inkjet printer.
The new metallic ink can be printed as a spot colour or combined with CMYK inks to produce a range of coloured metallic effects. The ink was first introduced in 2009 with the XC-540MT and is now available with the VS-640 including the new metallic colour library with more than 500 metallic colours.