Roland DG has released the latest version of its VersaWorks 6 RIP software, which comes with ‘important new functions’ for inkjet printers and a free upgrade service for customers using compatible models.

Included with the company’s inkjet printers and printer/cutters, the software is designed to maximise the characteristics of printer, ink and media to enable high-quality printing and improved efficiency for print production.

The main features of the new software include a ‘True Rich Color’ print setting which Roland says enhances the colour reproduction capability and the colour gamut of printers and inks.

VersaWorks 6 is also equipped with a ‘Job Assistant’ function that can automatically add contour lines for cutting PDF design data within the RIP software. Even if the cut contour line is missing in a submitted file, printing and cutting can now be performed quickly without returning to the design editing software, allowing jobs with short delivery times to be reliably met.

Finally the software is compatible with most popular spectrophotometers used in wide-format printing, including  Barbieri, Spectro LFP qb and Spectropad options.

‘By providing our users with the latest version of VersaWorks 6, we believe that we can strongly support our customers’ printing businesses in terms of both quality and efficiency,’ said director of business development and product management Paul Willems. ‘In addition to the printer itself, we will support our customers’ creativity by offering a total solution that includes software and application assistance.’