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Roland adds to print/cut offering

Roland adds to print/cut offering

Roland continues to grow its wide-format printer range with the addition of two entry-level print/cut options and a highly productive 30in VersaUV LEC UV ink curable printer/cutter. The first opportunity to see the new machines in action will be at Sign and Digital Ireland taking place at RDS Simmonscourt, Dublin, 23 - 24 September, where you will also be able to get a sneak worldwide preview of a machine not yet available for release.

With the addition of new SP-i models, the Roland VersaCamm series now includes four print/cut models: the 54in VP-540i and 30in VP-300i, and the more affordable 54in SP-540i and 30in SP-300i.

"We remain committed to providing our customers with a wide selection of inkjets to support their business demands in this challenging economic environment," said Brett Newman, head of product management, Roland DG (UK).  "The new SP-540i and SP-300i are our most powerful entry-level printer/cutters to date thanks to the addition of innovative Roland Intelligent Pass Control technology. The upgrade ensures superior image quality and 1.5 times the productivity of the previous SP models in standard print mode.  Easy-to-use Roland VersaWorks 3.2 operation software complete with ink consumption and print time calculation tools is also included, making the SP-i a complete digital printing solution."

New Roland VersaCamm SP-540i and SP-300i feature integrated print/cut technology for the creation of labels, decals and other graphics of any size and shape. They use Roland Eco-Sol Max inks that are virtually odour free and packaged in easy-handling sealed cartridges. The printers can handle a wide variety of media including adhesive-back vinyl, banner, paper, film, tarpaulin and heat transfer paper on rolls up to 30kg for the SP-540i and 20kg for the SP-300i.

The SP-540i and SP-300i come complete with VersaWorks 3.2, Roland's own easy-to-use Rip software that includes the Roland Color System which enables users to accurately reproduce spot colours using Roland Color charts and swatch books. Variable data printing (VDP) makes it easy to create a series of individualised prints based on one template. In addition, VersaWorks estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic so users can accurately monitor their time and costs. Users can also update VersaWorks software automatically through the Internet. VersaWorks supports Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 and later versions of the Windows operating system.

The new 30in LEC-330 VersaUV LED UV inkjet printer/cutter prints CMYK plus white and gloss and is thus more versatile as well a more productive than the LEC-300, and is being aimed at commercial printers looking for new revenue streams.

"The new LEC-330 offers greater media compatibility, production-level print speeds and three unique ink combinations," said Mat Drake, print product manager, Roland DG (UK). "Designed for a host of short-run production, packaging prototyping and labelling applications, the LEC-330 is an exceptional tool that can save time, lower pre-press costs and generate new revenues for commercial printers."

The LEC-330 includes an artistic print mode (1440 x 1440dpi) for detailed graphics and text. It prints on media, including rigid substrates (except metals), up to 1mm thick.


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