Roland DGA Corp. today introduced the 64-inch VersaUV LEJ-640 UV-LED wide-format hybrid inkjet printer. Based on award-winning VersaUV technology, the LEJ-640 prints CMYK, white and clear on virtually any substrate from roll media to half-inch thick board stocks for premium custom graphics with unique special effects and finishes.
"As our newest addition to the VersaUV line, the LEJ-640 takes package prototyping and specialty printing to the next level with support for thick media, including corrugated cardboard, foam board and other rigid substrates," said Hiroshi Ono, group product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "The LEJ-640 also prints and simulates embossing on virtually any flexible packaging media, as well as on a wide variety of materials used for press proofs, membrane panels, wide-format signage, POP, window displays and interior décor items."
For optimum versatility, the LEJ-640 accommodates both roll-fed and flat media substrates and comes equipped with a built-in sensor that ensures proper print head positioning. These advanced media handling systems enable flawless results on papers, films, vinyl, PET, leathers, plastics, polycarbonates and a wide range of board stocks. Safe-to-use UV-LED lamps are energy efficient and require no warm up time. The LEJ-640 features a high-quality, artistic print mode (1440 x 1440 dpi) for images that rival offset and flexographic print quality.
The LEJ-640 is offered in three ink configurations: the standard CMYK + White + Clear configuration, CMYK + White + White for high-opacity white printing on transparent films, and CMYK + Clear + Clear for thick dimensional effects such as embossing. Clear ink can be layered to produce both gloss and matte finishes, including 72 ready-to-apply patterns from the Roland Texture Library that is part of Roland's VersaWorks RIP software.
To ensure the ultimate in reliability, the LEJ-640 is backed by the Roland OnSupport system, which allows remote monitoring of production activities. When a job is completed or ink runs low, an email notification is sent to any designated smart phone or computer. Unattended operation and easy maintenance are further supported by an Automated Ink Circulation System that prevents pigments in the white ink from settling, thereby minimising waste and ensuring continuous uninterrupted printing. A built-in take-up system is also included, supporting media rolls up to 88 pounds.
The VersaUV series also includes the 54-inch LEC-540 and 30-inch LEC-330 UV-LED inkjet printer/cutters. VersaUV technology was introduced in 2008 and has since been recognised with prestigious DPI, EDP and Label Industry Global awards for outstanding innovation.