New 64" high-speed production printer bundled
with Roland’s first Printer Assist iPad app.
Roland DG has released details about the launch on July 1st of its new and improved 64-inch wide high-speed production printer, the VersaEXPRESS RF-640. The new machine is capable of printing at speeds up to 48.5 m2/h and has a wide range of new features and enhancements. It’s being priced at an attractive £9,999 which also includes a free take-up system.
“Digital sign makers and wide format printers need affordable volume production solutions that will help them increase productivity and profits. The new RF-640 is the ideal production tool because it delivers high speed, outstanding print-quality, ease of use, simple maintenance and unsurpassed reliability. All this whilst keeping operating costs low. That translates into increased output, satisfied customers and increased return on investment,” said Rob Goleniowski, Sign and Graphics Business Manager., Roland DG.
Making its technology debut as a new feature on the RF-640 is the Roland Printer Assist iPad app which has been added to allow for the remote management of printer functions. Roland DG said that this intuitive new app will allow operators to monitor printer status, manage jobs and cleaning functions easily from an iPad. Another feature, the new Roland Ink Switching System has been incorporated on the new printer to further increase productivity by supporting unattended continuous printing. This is designed to allow users to load a backup cartridge that automatically discharges ink to the printer when the primary cartridge is empty.
Additional features on the machine include new media loading levers positioned in both the front and back, and special media brackets that support heavy media rolls as they are loaded into place.
The RF-640 prints is being marketed by Roland DG as printing beautiful, saturated colour with virtually no banding – even at higher speeds. It has a mirrored CMYKKYMC gold-plated print head firing seven different droplet sizes to create high-end graphic results on a wide range of media at speeds up to 48.5 m2/h. Roland Intelligent Pass Control is also part of the package to further enhance image quality by minimising any trace of bleeding as well as ensuring precise media feeding between passes.
Specially designed to take advantage of Roland’s high density GREENGUARD Gold certified low-VOC ECO-SOL MAX2 inks, and combined with new optimised profiles, the RF-640 is being marketed as having the ability to deliver vivid, rich colours with ink savings of up to 20 per cent when compared to previous models. An automated cleaning function is also included to minimise ink usage and prolong print head life.
The price of the printer also includes Roland’s user-friendly VersaWorks RIP® software included in the price of the printer. VersaWorks includes media profiles, nesting, cropping, predictive ink and media usage and other production tools. It also features the built-in Roland Color System and PANTONE® libraries for spot colour matching.
For more information, please visit www.rolanddg.co.uk or to book a demonstration call 0044 (0) 845 230 90 600044 (0) 845 230 90 60, or contact your local Authorised Roland Dealer.
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