Press Release: Roland Introduces ECO-SOL MAX Ink

IRVINE, California, August 26, 2005 - Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and integrated printer/cutters for the sign making, POP, exhibit, labels and vehicle graphics markets, today announced new and improved ECO-SOL MAX ink. ECO-SOL MAX achieves new levels of performance and represents a major step forward for ink technology.

In addition to the company’s award-winning line of inkjet printers and integrated printer/cutters, Roland has pioneered the development of advanced inks that meet the highest standards for performance, safety and durability, including the first pigment ink for wide-format inkjets. In 2003, Roland broke new ground with the introduction of Eco-SOL INK, the industry’s first eco-solvent ink and a safe, cost-effective alternative to hard solvent inks.
ECO-SOL MAX builds on this advanced ink technology with several enhancements including faster drying time, higher density, wider color gamut, improved scratch resistance, and expanded uncoated media support. In addition, ECO-SOL MAX is virtually odorless, contains no harmful VOCs, and requires no special ventilation or environmental equipment.
"New ECO-SOL MAX ink is an exciting innovation for the wide-format printing industry and a significant upgrade to Roland’s inkjet line," said Barry Johnston, color products division manager, Roland DGA. “ECO-SOL MAX has been refined to deliver unparalleled performance on a broad range of media options. In addition to reducing production costs, these enhancements expand the range of applications available to Roland inkjet customers.”
Faster Drying Time
Featuring an improved drying time, ECO-SOL MAX produces graphics that are dry to the touch after printing. This advantage increases productivity and allows ECO-SOL MAX ink to perform with take-up roller systems for long, unattended production runs, even in high-speed mode.
Ideal for Outdoor Banner Production and Other Complex Applications
For even greater durability, ECO-SOL MAX features improved scratch resistance, critical to the production of outdoor banners and other graphics that involve complex finishing techniques. For outdoor banners, ECO-SOL MAX maintains image quality throughout the printing and finishing processes including welding, sewing, and the attachment of grommets. With higher ink density and wider color gamut, ECO-SOL MAX graphics reflect superb color when viewed at a distance or close up.
ECO-SOL MAX Features
• Quick drying time – For improved production speed
• Improved scratch resistance – For increased durability and easy handling
• Wider color gamut – Delivers vivid, precision printing across the color spectrum with expanded color gamut for reds, blues and greens
• Virtually odorless – Ensures a highly comfortable working environment
• Comprehensive media support - ICC profiles are available for Roland’s full line of value-priced media including uncoated options
• High-density color – Produces glossy finish and vivid solid colors
• Durability – Graphics last up to three years outdoors without lamination
• Eco-friendly – Gentle for users, equipment and the environment
• Versatility - Ideally suited for both indoor and outdoor applications
• Supports Lamination - Great for indoor poster graphics and other applications
ECO-SOL MAX is available immediately from Roland and is compatible with all PRO II V SOLJET™ and VersaCAMM® printers and integrated printer/cutters.
Roland Inks and Media
Reflecting the company’s commitment to providing complete solutions, Roland offers a comprehensive line of tested and certified inks and media. Widely recognized for their performance and durability, Roland inks include the company’s new ECO-SOL MAX ink featured in all VersaCAMM and PRO II V SOLJET inkjets; Roland aqueous ink, available in both dye and pigment options for Hi-Fi JET™ printers; and custom HeatWave® sublimation ink, an option for VersaCAMM integrated printer/cutters and the SOLJET SJ-1045 grand format printer. Roland specialty inks include the industry’s first white eco-solvent ink, available as an option for the SOLJET SC-545EX.
The Roland media lineup includes more than 50 products that have been strategically selected to meet the needs of the company’s diverse customer base in the sign, vehicle graphics, fine art and photography industries. All Roland media products are profiled for performance with the company’s inkjet technologies including VersaCAMM, SOLJET and Hi-Fi JET printers and integrated printer/cutters.
Roland DGA Corporation
Roland DGA Corporation and affiliated companies are pioneers in the development of innovative digital technology for creative professionals. From its inception as part of world-renowned Roland Music, Roland DGA Corp. has introduced an award-winning product line that continues to set new standards for precision, reliability and performance. Professionals worldwide rely on Roland equipment and personnel everyday in the sign, graphic arts, fine art, photography, engraving and 3D modeling industries.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, Roland DGA Corp. serves as the U.S.-based marketing, distribution and sales arm of Roland DG Corporation of Hamamatsu, Japan. Affiliated companies include Roland US and Roland Audio in Los Angeles, CA; Rodgers Instrument Corporation of Hillsboro, OR; and Edirol Corporation of Seattle, WA. Roland DG Corporation is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Roland DGA is ISO 9001:2000 certified, and Roland DG is ISO-9001:2000 and 14001 certified. Roland’s Color Products Division markets the company’s advanced inkjet technologies in North and South America (except Brazil) through its Authorized Resellers. Major products include the SOLJET, VersaCAMM and Hi-Fi JET Pro lines of inkjet printers and printer/cutters. Roland’s newly-formed Advanced Solutions Division is responsible for marketing the company’s complete line of vinyl cutters, engravers, 3D scanning and milling devices, and a photo impact printer.
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Posted: Fri - August 26, 2005 at 04:37 PM