Roland DGA Corp., based in Irvine, CA, USA, has won a silver award in the 2012 Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) Golden Leaf Awards competition, placing second in the Special UV Coatings category, for it's VersaUV LEC printer/cutter line.
Presented at the 2012 FSEA/IADD Joint Conference in Las Vegas, the company says this award reflects the outstanding image quality and versatile finishing capabilities of the LEC series, featuring Roland ECO-UV inks. This most recent award builds on a growing list of accolades for VersaUV technology, including past DPI, EDP and Label Industry Global Innovation awards.
“We are honored by this award and proud to showcase the many benefits of Roland VersaUV technology for short-run labeling and package prototyping applications,” says Hiroshi Ono, group product manager for Roland DGA Corp. “The VersaUV LEC series is the only digital printer line on the market that prints on virtually any substrate, including clear media using white ink, creates spot varnishing and embossing effects, and cuts complex shapes without setting up a die.”
Offered in 54- and 30-inch models, LEC printer/cutters transform the production process for labeling and packaging businesses, going beyond traditional CMYK and white inks by offering clear ink as well, which can be layered to create striking tactile effects, featuring both matte and gloss finishes on the same print. According to the company, when cured with low-heat LED lamps, Roland ECO-UV inks yield exceptional image quality and 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 series is Energy Star certified and includes VersaWorks RIP software. It is compatible with proofing and color management software from GMG, CGS and EFI.