Roland DG TrueVIS VG2 from QPS makes 'massive difference' to Source Signs

July 02, 2020
Source Signs' Ryan Tardiff alongside the new Roland TrueVIS VG2-640 printer Source Signs' Ryan Tardiff alongside the new Roland TrueVIS VG2-640 printer

Glasgow's Source Signs says replacing its second-hand Roland VersaCAMM with a brand-new Roland TrueVIS VG2-640, supplied by Quality Print Services (QPS), has made 'a massive difference' to its turnaround speeds.

As an authorised Roland supplier, QPS was able to offer Source Signs a great deal on the new TrueVIS under the VersaCAMM scrappage scheme. The TrueVIS VG2 has been designed off the back of Roland's four decades' experience in market-leading integrated printer/cutter technology, taking older ranges like the VersaCAMM and making numerous improvements. Launched in 2019, the TrueVIS VG2 has won several awards for its all-round production efficiencies and quality of output.

Source Signs had been using its Roland VersaCAMM for around five years, a production machine that took over from a wide format printer from another brand. The family-run business specialises in the construction industry, providing health and safety signage, construction management signs, vehicle graphics and banners, while also catering for retail and other markets.

Following its installation at the beginning of June 2020, Charles O'Brien, managing director at Source Signs, says the new machine has made a significant impact, for example the possibility to finish prints in just six hours.

Source Signs has replaced its old VersaCAMM with a new Roland TrueVIS VG2-640 from supplier QPS and taken advantage of its six-hour turnaround potential

The TrueVIS VG2 is a similar platform to the VersaCAMM so it was easy to learn but has much quicker drying ink," he says. "This faster turnaround has made a massive difference. We can provide a next-day service if the client needs it, and urgent work is very common in the construction industry.

"The VG2's roll-up feature also means it takes up less space in the print room and keeps the graphics off the floor. But my favourite thing is the LED light - it's a little design feature but it makes it much easier to see colour differences."

Roland launched the TrueVIS VG2 with over 40 enhancements over previous models, some small like the additional light and some major, such as quick-drying TR2 inks. Users can choose from several ink sets including Green and Orange options, but Source Signs says the quality of the four-colour configuration is high enough to meet its needs.

The TrueVIS VG2 from Roland is a fantastic machine for print businesses who need to turn colour-accurate work around quickly, so it's the perfect fit for Source Signs. They have been a service customer of ours for several years, so we didn't hesitate in recommending the VG2."

Chris Bailey, Managing Director of QPS

Charles O'Brien adds: "The TrueVIS was installed by the same QPS engineer who regularly serviced our old machine, so we knew him, and he knew our needs. The whole service was great."

For further information on Source Signs, please visit www.sourcesigns.co.uk.

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