Printer/cutter offers versatile, on demand output
Roland DG Corporation has launched the VersaUV LEC2-300 30” (762 mm) UV printer/cutter which is said to deliver exceptional print quality for bespoke POS and signage.
President Kohei Tanabe says: “The newly released LEC2-300 builds on the best feature of the series, making it both easy and economical to produce high value added prints in quantities as few as one. Features include a newly developed printhead and LED lamps and updated functions for an even higher level of print quality in a compact and stylish design.”
The LEC2-300’s UV ink is designed to adhere to the surface of a material, making printing possible on a diverse range of media from adhesive sheets for stickers and labels to PET or PVC-based substrates and even textiles, thin paper, canvas and tarpaulin. In addition to CMYK ink, the LEC2-300 can be used with clear (gloss) and white ink configurations for exceptional, premium value printing, including full colour prints with matt or gloss finishes, simulated embossing and other custom-textured effects.
The contour cutting function has been further enhanced to cut out printed graphics to any shape with exceptional precision. The automated process eliminates the need for platemaking and die punching for trimming adhesive decals, labels and stickers. Combined with the Multiple Print function and a precision media take-up system, high volume jobs can be printed efficiently with unattended operation. The newly developed printhead and LED lamps deliver exceptionally rich and vibrant print quality. This combination “delivers stunning print finishes from small, detailed text and graphics to elaborately textured patterns and gradations”. White ink density has been increased by up to 40% of the previous model to provide much higher opacity and coverage.