Roland DGA Introduces VW-S1 Densitometer

The color-matching device works with VersaWorks 6.8 RIP and print management software.

Roland DGA Corp. (Irvine, CA) has introduced the new VW-S1 densitometer – a device that makes color matching easier and more cost-effective, per the company. Designed to work in tandem with Roland DG’s updated VersaWorks 6.8 RIP and print management software, the VW-S1 permits users to make adjustments and share color accuracy between two like printers using the same ink type. It comes bundled with new Roland DG inkjets and is also available for current VersaWorks users to update to, free of charge.

Color matching is one of the key functions of Roland DG’s feature-filled VersaWorks 6.8 software, which enables users to accurately control color differences between printers. This process typically involves printing a color chart for each printer that needs to match colors, then measuring the results with a spectrophotometer to generate individual values that are compared and automatically adjusted for. Until now, using a spectrophotometer – a device that requires a high skill level and can cost $1,500 or more – has been considered essential for the process. The new VW-S1 densitometer offers Roland DG users a more affordable option. It’s also simple to operate, making it ideal for those with little or no color matching experience, according to the statement from the company.

The VW-S1 is designed for anyone who produces a high volume of work from one client using multiple printers, or for those who print large, combined graphics with two printers and need the final output from each printer to be as consistent as possible. It can also be used to match the original color of a printer that is slightly off compared to when it was installed due to aging or replacement print heads.

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The VW-S1 densitometer from Roland DGA

The VW-S1 densitometer from Roland DGA

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