Roland has introduced two VersaUV roll-to-roll wide-format inkjet printer/cutters that use 5 colors of LED-UV-curable inks plus a primer and gloss varnish. The multi-function devices give sign shops and design studios the ability to print, cut, and emboss premium graphics, decals, and displays or labels, and packaging on a single device.
The Roland VersaUV LEC2-640 is a 64-inch roll-to-roll wide-format inkjet printer/cutter that can print, cut, and embellish large-format indoor and outdoor signs, displays and decor with dimensional or textural effects.
The Roland VersaUV LEC2-330 is a 30-inch roll-to-roll wide-format inkjet printer/cutter that can produce labels and prototypes for flexible packaging and folding cartons. The LEC2-330 can be equipped with an optional TB-30 tension bar that enables direct printing on flexible packaging films as thin as 30 microns. An optional ET-30 Extension Table for the LEC2-330 makes it easy to print on a variety of paper stocks and aluminum metalized papers for folding carton packaging projects such as design comps, prototyping, and color-proofing.
Both models can print on actual press substrates. This increases the overall versatility of the devices and helps ensure realistic-looking package prototypes.
“Our new, affordable easy-to-use LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 printer/cutters usher in a new era of UV production,” said Roland DGA UV Printing Product Manager Jay Roberts. “Whether you are looking to produce adhesive decals, labels, stickers, and signs or point-of-purchase displays, package prototypes, and interior decor, the LEC2 printer/cutters have you covered.”
Both printers use Roland’s new GREENGUARD Gold certified EUV5 inks that are formulated to deliver vivid color, outstanding detail, and tactile surface effects on a wide range of paper stocks, adhesive vinyls, and press substrates.
Available colors include Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black, White, Clear, and Primer. The primer extends the range of materials that can be printed. The clear gloss can be applied in layers to add dimension to selected portions of an image.
The higher opacity level of the new EUV5 White ink makes the white ink even more effective when used as a base coat or when printing graphics on transparent film or dark papers.
The LEC2 printer/cutters come with VersaWorks 6 RIP software. In addition to preparing efficient print layouts and optimizing print quality, the RIP software can automatically generate cut lines and apply layers of white or clear ink to the selected areas of the design.
Both models come with TU4 take-up systems that rewind the printed graphics onto another roll.
Compared earlier models in Roland’s line of VersaUV printers, the Roland LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 include:
- advanced printhead technology for precision dot placements and control
- larger, more power LED curing lamps for higher print quality, improved color saturation and faster ink curing
- optimized cleaning and maintenance sequences that help keep the printheads clean for superior graphic results and reliable, long-lasting performance
- a True Rich Color II print setting that widens the color gamut and delivers vibrant colors with neutral grays, smooth gradations, and natural skin tones.
To learn more about Roland DG’s new VersaUV LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 UV printer/printer cutters, visit https://www.rolanddga.com/lec2.
About Roland DGA Corporation
Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution, and service arm for Roland DG Corporation. Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries.
For more information on Roland DGA Corporation or the complete Roland DGA product line, visit https://www.rolanddga.com.
Roland DGA announced the VersaUV LEC2 printers on January 21, 2021