Introduction of New White and Metallic Silver Inks
Roland DG Corporation has announced that it will start shipping the newly-developed Eco-Sol Max2 white and metallic silver inks for use in the SolJet Pro4 XR-640 eco-solvent printer/cutter. The new inks have been developed for a wide range of applications, including window graphics, vehicles graphics, large posters, decals and labels.
“The XR-640 is an eco-solvent inkjet printer that was announced in September of this year as our flagship model,” said Yohei Shinomura, Roland DG product manager. “This printer which will now start shipping with the new white and metallic silver inks has achieved excellent productivity; almost double that of its predecessor's in the same class. In fact, the standard mode of the XR-640 can match the image quality and density of its predecessor's high quality mode. As a result, you can now print high quality large-scale items in a much shorter time frame.”
Roland maintains that the newly developed white ink has drastically improved density, which is particularly useful for the production of items using transparent film. It cited for example that when producing decals to be applied to vehicles or bicycles, colours can be finished exactly as desired. This is achieved by first printing a base layer with white ink that has excellent concealment properties, and then carrying out full-colour printing. Also, the pigment of metallic silver inks is more reflective for higher brightness. This is designed to produce applications that have greater impact and higher added value than before.
In addition, the XR-640 has a refined automated ink circulation system, which prevents the pigment in white and metallic silver ink from settling. Roland added that as well as maintaining a stable output quality, waste of white and metallic silver inks required for maintenance has been cut by around 50 per cent in comparison with its predecessor’s model, contributing to a significant reduction in running costs.
About the SOLJET PRO4 XR-640
The 64” wide XR-640, combines accelerated print speeds with Roland's integrated print/cut technology, a new print head design, and new Eco-Sol Max2 inks in nine colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), plus light cyan (Lc), light magenta (Lm), white (Wh), metallic silver (Mt) and new light black (Lk). The XR-640 is designed for volume production as well as allowing for the creation of high-end effects and finishes.
For more information visit www.rolanddg.co.uk/Max2
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