The AP-640 (CMYK) was honored in the Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category, while the LG-640 (CMYKReOrWhWh) received its award in the Outstanding UV 54”/64” Printer category.
Digital imaging leader Roland DGA Corporation has announced that two of its TrueVIS™ Series wide-format inkjets – the AP-640 Resin printer and the LG-640 UV printer/cutter – have earned coveted BLI (Buyers Lab) 2024 Pick Awards after receiving high marks in evaluation tests conducted by Keypoint Intelligence. The AP-640 (CMYK) was honored in the Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category, while the LG-640 (CMYKReOrWhWh) received its award in the Outstanding UV 54”/64” Printer category.
Keypoint Intelligence is the world’s leading independent provider of testing and analysis for the document imaging industry and has been evaluating equipment for business users for more than 60 years. Test reports released are highly regarded as an unbiased resource used by many companies and public organizations when selecting hardware devices.
“We are thrilled that the new AP-640 Resin printer and LG-640 UV printer/cutter – which recently joined the best-selling VG3 and SG3 eco-solvent models in our expanded TrueVIS product family – are receiving the recognition they deserve,” said Roland DGA President Amado Lara. “These innovative inkjets offer significant advantages over the competition, allowing print professionals to optimize output quality, increase productivity, and maximize profitability.”
Keypoint Intelligence’s Director of Lab Services EMEA/Asia, David Sweetnam, said, “We were very excited to test the newest models in the TrueVIS Series that reproduced stunning, vibrant graphics with photographic quality even at high speed, and the results exceeded our expectations.”
According to Sweetnam, the requirements to be considered for a 2024 BLI Pick Award were more demanding than in previous years. “In response to the ever-advancing state of technological innovation, we have established even stricter criteria for evaluations and Pick Award eligibility this year,” he noted. “The AP-640 and LG-640 were thoroughly and rigorously evaluated for print quality, usability, and productivity and had excellent results.”
Sweetnam added, “The AP-640 Resin printer passed our extensive tests with flying colors, demonstrating high performance for color gamut, color-matching results, image quality, stable wallpaper consistency, productivity, and usability. We were especially impressed by the largest color gamut measured of any latex/resin printers tested to date, and how it accurately reproduced Pantone brand colors, as well as the very stable reproducibility with minimal color and dimensional differences over a 30m wallpaper printing test. We believe this recently introduced printer is going to be a strong rival against its competitors.”
“The LG-640UV printer was evaluated for two ink configurations – dual-CMYK and CMYKReOrWhWh,” Sweetnam pointed out. “The dual-CMYK model is truly a printer designed to offer the highest levels of productivity, while also providing high-quality output with impressive color gamut and color accuracy. The other model with CMYKReOrWhWh ink is designed to offer the highest levels of flexibility to provided high-quality output results in the most appropriate print mode, whether the job requires strict print quality or high productivity. There is no doubt that the LG Series will be a formidable competitor as Roland DG expands its competitive edge in the UV market.”
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