Roland DG AP-640 resin and LG-640 UV models of its TrueVIS series wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters have earned BLI (Buyers Lab) 2024 Pick Awards after receiving high marks in tests conducted by Keypoint Intelligence. 


rollog23bvThe AP-640 (CMYK) was honoured in the Outstanding Entry-Level CMYK Eco-Solvent/Latex 54”/64” Printer category while the LG-640 (CMYKReOrWhWh) was awarded in the Outstanding UV 54”/64” Printer category.

In January 2023, a total of six new resin and UV models were added to the TrueVIS lineup.

“The TrueVIS series are our flagship large-format inkjet printers with sales of more than 30,000 units,” said Tony Miller, president of Roland DG’s Global Sales and Marketing Division. “They have won worldwide acclaim from graphics production professionals for their ability to produce durable graphics with the extraordinary power to excite hearts and minds.”

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 reproduce stunning, vibrant graphics with photographic quality even at high speed, and the results exceeded our expectations. 

“In response to the ever-advancing state of technological innovation, we have established even stricter criteria for evaluations and Pick Award eligibility this year. The AP-640 and LG-640 were thoroughly and rigorously evaluated for print quality, usability, and productivity and had excellent results.

“The AP-640 resin printer passed our extensive tests with flying colours, demonstrating high performance for colour gamut, colour matching results, image quality, stable wallpaper consistency, productivity, and usability. We were especially impressed by the largest colour gamut measured of any latex/resin printers tested to date, and how it accurately reproduced Pantone brand colours, as well as the very stable reproducibility with minimal colour and dimensional differences over a 30m wallpaper printing test. We believe this recently introduced resin printer is going to be a strong rival against its competitors.

“The LG-640 UV printer was evaluated for two ink configurations, Dual-CMYK and CMYKReOrWhWh,” Sweetnam said. “The Dual-CMYK model is truly a printer designed to offer the highest levels of productivity, while also providing high quality output with impressive colour gamut and colour accuracy. The other model with CMYKReOrWhWh ink is designed to offer the highest levels of flexibility to provide 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.” 

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 organisations when selecting hardware devices. 


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