Roland DG, a leading manufacturer and supplier to the sign and allied industries of inkjet printing, cutting systems and related consumables has announced the launch of the new 64" VersaCAMM VS-640. Available in three configurations, this next-generation printer/cutter continues the record of innovation established by Roland's VersaCamm line, and delivers entirely new application potential with genuine metallic ink and the advanced ink handling technology required to print it. The printer is also available configured to print dual CMYK for top quality output at high production speeds, and as a Hi-Fi colour printer with light cyan and light magenta, plus white ink.
Positioned squarely at professional graphics producers such as sign and display manufacturers, the VersaCamm VS-640 has the potential to redefine what a wide format inkjet printer can do for graphics producers and what wide format digital inkjet print can do for their customers, says Roland DG.
Configured to print Roland's award-winning new Eco-Sol Max metallic ink, the printer produces a dazzling range of pure metallic and pearlescent colours. The user can freely combine silver, process colour and white to effortlessly create a range of specialist effects. Equipped with a VS-640 configured for metallic ink, the user can produce effects that were once the exclusive province of costly offset or screen processes for use anywhere conventional durable inkjet output can be used.
The VS-640 also features a new print head, which enables a greater range of variable dots to be printed. Images rich in colour and density now display even smoother gradations, and solid colours are faithfully rendered free of artefacts. Roland's Intelligent Pass Control further contributes to productivity and quality, elevating the VS-640's Hi-Fi output into a class of its own beyond four-colour.
For users looking for outright productivity, the VS-640 when configured with a dual CMYK ink setup is able to cruise at high production speeds while maintaining quality standards normally associated with unidirectional print. Free from chromatic artefacts, the output stands close comparison with output from printers produced at much slower speeds and gives users of the VS-640 a distinct and measurable commercial edge when addressing the markets for volume print.
Whatever configuration is chosen, the VersaCamm VS-640 provides a robust 64" print and cut platform in one manageable footprint. Easy to work with, maintenance is largely automatic and requires little in the way of operator intervention. The VS-640 boasts the same ink recirculation system as that introduced on the SolJet Pro III XC-540MT, which prevents the pigment in metallic and white ink from settling and thus reduces ink wastage and running costs.
Metallic ink and other configurations ask a lot of the RIP used to drive the printer. Roland VersaWorks 4.0 colour management RIP software is supplied with the VersaCamm VS-640. VersaWorks supports the Roland Color System, which accurately reproduces spot colours from colour charts and swatches. The Roland Metallic Color library in VersaWorks features metallic colours that print using CMYK+MT in a single pass. This palette features over five hundred colours, including gold, silver, bronze and other metallics; users can simply choose a colour from the list in VersaWorks to apply to their graphics.
The VersaCamm VS-640 also features the all-new Roland OnSupport, a diagnostic support package that's a perfect tool for people who cannot afford to be with the printer at any time.
Despite its innovation-led features and the entirely new possibilities they introduce, the Roland VersaCamm VS-640 is priced to appeal to print producers of more or less any size at £17,999, including a take-up unit. This innovative new machine makes its European debut at Sign and Digital UK in Birmingham.
For further information visit www.rolanddg.co.uk