Roland DG announces new VersaWorks 6 RIP Software for enhanced efficiency and performance

Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices worldwide, today announced the release of Roland VersaWorks 6 RIP and print management software for inkjet printers and printer/cutters. VersaWorks 6 is the latest generation of Roland’s powerful RIP software, offering print service providers the ultimate in productivity, quality output, and ease of use to drive any print business.

VersaWorks 6 includes enhanced functions to streamline the entire printing process by generating high-quality print data that optimises the features of the printer, ink, and media being used. “Our new VersaWorks 6 comes with an extensive range of features that makes the printing process more accurate and reliable for users, while also building upon the superb core functionality and ease of use of the previous popular VersaWorks software”, explains Yohei Shinomura, Manager of Digital Printing Product Management.

To optimise productivity, VersaWorks 6 provides 64-bit native support that maximises performance from the latest 64-bit operating systems, and improves with ease and precision the processing of complicated data, including complex vectors and multiple layers. To further streamline workflows, five print queues each offer unlimited saved settings for recurring jobs, clients and media, so users can save settings for specific client requirements and immediately reload past settings for recurring jobs.

For simple, efficient reworking of data and super-accurate image reproduction, PDF files can be processed natively to render transparencies, drop shadows and other special effects the way they are intended to look in the design. Plus, an easy-to-use colour matching function in VersaWorks 6 ensures consistent colour when using multiple printers of the same model and ink configuration, providing accurate colour control when more than one printer is used for volume production for the same client or for jobs involving large, combined graphics.

Keeping the established user-friendliness of VersaWorks Dual, the intuitive VersaWorks 6 user interface has been redesigned to reflect the latest design trends, and it features more intuitive visual icons to enhance usability even further.

VersaWorks 6 RIP software will be bundled with the Roland DG inkjet printers and printer/cutter models listed below beginning in November 2018, and will be available at from 30th October 2018 as a free upgrade for users in the EMEA region with the models listed below. 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.

Eco-Solvent Printers and Printer/Cutters

  • SOLJET Pro 4 XR-640
  • TrueVIS VG-640 / 540, SG-540 / 300
  • VersaCAMM VS-640i / 540i / 300i, SP-540i / 300i
  • VersaSTUDIO BN-20
  • SOLJET EJ-640
  • VersaEXPRESS RF-640

UV Printers and Printer/Cutters

  • VersaUV LEC-540 / 330
  • VersaUV LEF-300 / 200 / 20 / 12 / 12i
  • VersaUV LEJ-640 / LEJ-640F
  • VersaUV S-Series LEC-330S-F200, LEJ-640S-F200 / LEJ-640S-F300 / LEJ-640S-F400, LEC-330S-B150, LEJ-640S-B150 / LEJ-640S-B250

Dye-Sublimation Printers

  • Texart RT-640
  • VersaWorks 6 will also support the following cutters: CAMM-1 GR-640 / 540/ 420, CAMM-1 GS-24, CAMM-1 PRO GX-640 / 500 / 400 / 300, CAMM-1 GX-24

Roland DG Corporation is a leading manufacturer of digital devices designed to help professionals as well as craft makers and hobbyists transform their imagination into reality. Products include the TrueVIS, SOLJET, VersaCAMM, VersaUV and Texart series large-format inkjet printers and the CAMM-1 and STIKA vinyl cutters for the sign, vehicle graphics, personalisation, apparel and textile decoration industries. In 2017, Roland DG formed DGSHAPE Corporation to develop and market the company’s 3D products, including DWX mills and DWP 3D printer for the dental industry, MPX photo impact printers for the medical device, industrial labelling and personalisation industries and MDX and monoFab series of desktop 3D printers and milling machines for rapid prototyping, manufacturing and hobby industries. The company uses its proprietary cell production technology to manufacture products that are distributed in over 200 countries and regions worldwide.