Roland DGA Corporation - 10/23/2008
Roland’s New 30" VersaUV Inkjet Printer/Cutter Wins Prestigious DPI
Product of the Year Award
Roland announced that the company’s new VersaUV LEC-300 30" UV inkjet printer/cutter was named 2008
DPI Product of the Year for the Output Device Poster Category in SGIA’s annual competition. Roland’s
VersaWorks 3.0 RIP software earned a DPI Partner Award for the Output Device Poster Category for its role in
producing the winning print.
Entries for the DPI Product of the Year competition were judged on the Expo show floor at the recent SGIA
conference in Atlanta by a team of digital imaging professionals. In the Output Device category, entrants were
required to submit a test print produced from the nominated device. The image, designed by SGIA, was
intended to challenge the output device’s capabilities. Roland’s VersaUV LEC-300 outperformed all competing
products to take top honors.
"Each year, the DPI Product of the Year award recognizes products that deliver the highest levels of print
quality," said Rick Scrimger, vice president and general manager for Roland. "We are proud to receive this
prestigious award. The VersaUV LEC-300 is a groundbreaking new UV inkjet device, combining a new
generation of LED-curable inks with renowned Roland print/cut technology for unmatched image quality and
DPI Product of the Year: VersaUV LEC-300
The revolutionary new VersaUV LEC-300 is the industry’s first wide-format UV inkjet printer/cutter and uses safe,
low-heat LED lamps. The LEC-300 prints CMYK + White + Clear on a wide range of substrates including foils,
metallic and synthetic papers, BOPP, PE, and PET film for unmatched color, texture and dimension.
At 30” wide, the LEC-300 is a highly versatile production tool that can be used for both short production runs and
pre-press applications such as label proofs, packaging comps and prototypes. Clear coat adds remarkably rich
special effects ranging from high-gloss finishes for area highlights to custom-textured effects such as faux leather
and crocodile embossing.
New Roland ECO-UV inks produce graphics that are easy to handle and can be stretched across both curved
surfaces and sharp edges without cracking. Priced at $49,995, the VersaUV comes with VersaWorks 3.0 RIP
software and Roland’s Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty.
DPI Partner Award: Roland VersaWorks 3.0 RIP Software
Developed for the company’s wide-format inkjet devices, VersaWorks 3.0 combines powerful features with an
easy-to-use interface for outstanding results print after print.
Based on the latest Abobe CPSI engine (3018), VersaWorks 3.0 is more robust and precise than ever before
and features advanced print server functions allowing users to manage up to four Roland devices simultaneously.
VersaWorks 3.0 also offers support for Roland’s GX series cutters which allows professionals to manage stand-
alone cutting operations or pair a Roland cutter with a Roland VersaArt printer for print/cut applications. A new
PerfCut function enables users to produce precision perforated cut lines as well.
In addition, VersaWorks includes proven productivity tools such as the Roland Color System for easy, precise
spot color matching, the Max Impact Preset for richer color contrast, and Variable Data Printing. Other
VersaWorks features include embedded ICC profile support, ink level adjustment tools, software proofing
capabilities and advanced cropping, tiling and nesting options. VersaWorks supports Windows 2000/XP and
Roland Receives SGIA Magnus Award
In addition to receiving the DPI Product of the Year Award, Roland was honored with the 2008 SGIA Magnus
Award reflecting the company’s contributions to the SGIA organization and overall industry. In particular, the
award recognizes Roland’s 2007 - 2008 association membership campaign, an extensive outreach to Roland
customers encouraging them to join leading industry organizations including SGIA to further their education
and training goals.