VW-S1 FAQs | Roland


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VW-S1 is a simple, easy-to-use color measuring device that allows you to make adjustments and share similar color accuracy between two same printers using the same ink types. It can be used to control color “before and after” replacing a print head on a printer.
VW-S1 is designed for those who do not have color management or profiling knowledge but would like basic assistance in closely matching output from two or more printers that are the same model. It’s perfect for print service providers who do not want to spend the time or money on expensive color measuring devices or color management training.
Even if the same settings are used on the same models, every printer’s color output will vary or “drift” slightly from one printer to another. In most cases, this is due to print head aging or the replacement of print heads. Variances in color output can also be caused by slight differences between print heads on each printer, temperature or humidity changes in the operating environment, and the duration and use of each printer.

The VW-S1 is an easy-to-use, affordable color matching tool offering the following primary features and benefits:

  • Small and compact compared to other commercial spectrophotometers
  • Simple to operate – requires very little training
  • Allows those without a high skill level to achieve superior color matching results
The VW-S1 is priced at $469.99 (MSRP) and integrates smoothly with Roland DG VersaWorks 6.8.0 RIP software.
VW-S1 will be available beginning October 12, 2020.
The same computer you are running the VersaWorks driving your printer.
The VW-S1 is not a color management software package, but rather a simple color matching assistant for users who are less experienced in color management. VW-S1 works within VersaWorks 6.8.0, saving time by not requiring the operator to use third-party color management software. Instead, it integrates directly into VersaWorks’ Printer Color Match Settings.
The VW-S1 integrates with VersaWorks easily, efficiently and effectively, without loss of time.
By utilizing Printer Color Match Settings in VersaWorks, the VW-S1 captures color data between two of the same printers, using that color data to make the color between the two printers similar. The VW-S1 manages one printer’s color space by using the color of another.

VW-S1 works with Roland DG VersaWorks 6.8.0 software.

  • Operating system (OS) Windows 10 (64-bit edition)
  • Windows 10 (32-bit edition), 8.1 or 7 is not supported
  • CPU Intel Core i series or higher recommended
  • RAM 4GB or more is recommended
  • Video card and monitor supporting 1280 x 1024 or more is recommended, 32-bit true color
  • Available hard disk space of 2 GB or more
  • Interface USB port for USB cable integration with the VW-S1 device