Roland DG has added the VersaUV LEF-200 flatbed printer to its range, to meet the growing desire businesses have for personalisation and bespoke goods and services
The LEF-200 is the latest in their benchtop UV-LED flatbed inkjet line-up, which enables a range of items, objects and accessories to be customised.
The LEF-200 offers “outstanding print quality, greater media compatibility, and ease of use” for the personalisation and custom printing markets. With a print bed of 508x330mm (20”x13”), the LEF-200 prints high-quality full-colour, white and clear inks on a wide variety of materials, including three-dimensional items up to 100mm (4”) thick.
It features a new on-board primer ink option for priming objects quickly and conveniently, says the company. The Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software, included in the price of the LEF-200, simplifies the process of producing graphics with special effects.
The LEF-200 incorporates Roland DG’s proprietary CMYK, white and clear ECO-UV inks for premium quality printing. Clear ink can be printed for spot gloss or matt finishes, as well as unique embossing effects. White ink can be printed as a spot colour or behind CMYK on dark backgrounds or clear materials. To meet individual business requirements, users can choose from three ink configurations: CMYK+White+ Primer, CMYK+White+Clear, and CMYK+White+White.
Yuko Maeda, division president of Roland DG business development unit, said: “We have added usability enhancements to the LEF-200 for greater efficiency.” Roland VersaWorks Dual enables users to work not only with PostScript® files, but also allows for native processing of PDF files to ensure transparency effects are processed accurately. White or clear ink data can be generated easily in the RIP, ideal for use in producing transparent personalised accessories with special effects.
The position and size of special colour data can also be adjusted in the RIP for perfect registration. Features such as rotation and mirroring of the data can be configured in the RIP as well, without the need to return to your graphic design software.