Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers, printer/cutters, vinyl cutters, and other advanced digital devices, has announced the newest addition to its VersaStudio series of desktop devices – the compact and powerful Roland GS2-24 Vinyl Cutter. The new VersaStudio GS2-24 offers “a combination of media compatibility, precision, quality, and ease of use at an affordable price.” The first Roland DG cutter to be offered under the VersaStudio brand, the GS2 provides small and home-based businesses with a professional cutting solution that “offers next-level performance over devices currently on the market,” said the OEM.
In addition, with its increased cutting pressure of up to 500 gf and a maximum cutting speed of 850 mm per second, the GS2 can cut a wide variety of materials – from thin heat transfer sheets and window films to thick paper and rubber sheets for sandblasting, as well as commonly used vinyl sheets – quickly and accurately. Its small footprint allows it to fit easily on a desktop, or users can free up desk space by using the included stand.
The GS2-24 is ideal for a wide range of applications, including sports apparel, T-shirt customization, indoor and outdoor advertisements and signs, vehicle graphics, office displays, and more. Stickers and labels can also be produced easily and efficiently using illustrations or photos printed on commercial inkjets. The GS2 reads the four crop marks on the printed material and automatically cuts along the specified cut line, thus enabling speedy and precise finishing of stickers with complex shapes that would be difficult to produce by hand.
Built-in Roland DG CutStudio design software makes it easy to cut text, simple shapes and illustrations, and extract outlines from image data. The GS2 also comes with dedicated plug-in software for outputting directly from AdobeIllustratorand CorelDraw. The GS2-24’s compatibility with Roland DG Connect – a cloud-based app that provides a more powerful operating environment, improved workflow, and increased business insights – also includes a dashboard function that helps maximize work efficiency by allowing users to visualize product availability and performance in an easy-to-understand manner.