Roland DG Offers Customers Free VersaWorks Dual RIP Software Upgrade

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today has launched a programme enabling customers to upgrade their existing eligible devices to its powerful Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software, free of charge.

The free upgrade programme demonstrates Roland’s commitment to supporting customers in their business growth by providing access to the very latest performance-enhancing RIP technology. Roland VersaWorks Dual builds upon the intuitive, easy-to-use capabilities of VersaWorks to provide high-quality printing while adding enhanced processing and editing functions to increase even further the efficiency and ease of production. Roland VersaWorks Dual enables users to work not only with PostScript® files, but also allows for native processing of PDF files to ensure transparency effects are processed accurately. This saves time by avoiding the need for additional editing processes such as flattening.

White or clear ink data can be generated easily in the RIP, ideal for use in producing transparent window graphics, stickers and personalised accessories with special effects. The position and size of special colour data can also be adjusted in the RIP for perfect registration. Features such as rotation and mirroring of data can be configured in the RIP, without the need to return to graphic design software. For LEF users, the Maintain Clipped Position function enables the printing of designated images only. This feature is particularly useful when extra processes such as clear effects are required for printing specific items.

‘A major benefit for Roland customers,’ said Akinaga Nozawa, product manager of Roland DG’s digital printing business, ‘is that our software is tailored exclusively for Roland DG printers and printer/cutters, and is thus optimised to maximise their performance and ease of use. Our proprietary colour management tools and other production-enhancing functions have become important factors in the popularity of Roland products worldwide.’

Now that Roland VersaWorks Dual supports native PDF processing,’ Nozawa continued, ‘we believe our printers provide an even greater level of value for not only the printing of signs and graphics, but for decorating a wide range of original goods and for prototyping applications such as packaging printing and press proofs. We value the loyalty of our customers and the free upgrade programme reflects the importance we place on providing our users with on-going support which helps them to achieve the best possible results in terms of quality, productivity and return on investment. We are committed to developing powerful, world-class RIP software that makes customers’ work even easier, while expanding their creative potential.’

Roland VersaWorks Dual is now available for the following models:

For customers who are already using VersaWorks Dual, a free upgrade to the latest version is also available.

To find out how to upgrade your Roland device to VersaWorks Dual RIP software CLICK HERE.