Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of the VersaUV LEF2-200 20” benchtop UV flatbed printer.
This latest model forms part of Roland DG’s popular range of LEF-series desktop and benchtop UV printers, with the LEF2-200 inheriting their renowned ability to print amazing graphics and life-like textures, including premium finishes such as simulated embossing, onto a vast array of materials up to 100 mm (3.94 in.) thick. In addition, this new model offers an array of new enhancements that make the LEF2-200 even easier and more efficient to use, on top of its already-strong market reputation.
Likely to appeal to promotional print companies, retailers, screen and pad printers, sign shops, commercial printers, product manufacturers, industrial businesses and designers, the LEF2-200 can print onto virtually any surface, with typical applications ranging from customised promotional goods, gifts, souvenirs, stationery, electronics, awards, signs, packaging, industrial items and prototypes.
“The VersaUV LEF2-200 makes it very simple to print premium-quality photographs, graphics and text on almost anything,” said Kohei Tanabe, President of Roland DG’s Digital Printing Business Division. Its ECO-UV ink cures instantly on the surface of the material, so that it’s possible to print directly onto PVC and plastics, canvas, wood, leather, fabric, etc. Plus, alongside full colour printing, you can also produce premium gloss and matt finishes as well as simulated 3D embossing for amazingly life-like textures with multiple layers of Clear ink. Capable of printing on corners and curves as well as soft materials such as leather and fabric. Simply put, the advanced Roland ECO-UV ink formulations are designed for both flexibility and beautiful imaging.
According to Tanabe, the new LEF2-200 incorporates a host of advanced functions to simplify high quality printing. A Start Timer Function completes the setup procedures of printhead cleaning and white ink circulation automatically by your designated start time – even getting it ready for when you arrive at the office or workshop. A positioning jig makes it easy to align items on the print table. Plus, the VersaUV LEF2-200 includes the latest VersaWorks 6 RIP software, featuring an intuitive interface for easy operation and job management. The LEF2-200 also adopts a new cleaning system to increase reliability. Plus, a Head Refresh Feature removes any ink remaining on the printheads and cleans the printhead surface to maintain the health of the printer. An airtight cover protects operators from UV light and prevents dust from settling onto the surface of materials while printing.
"With the LEF2-200, now anyone can print stunningly realistic and colourful images onto many different materials that you might not think possible,” Tanabe said. "To be able to offer this print capability even to people who are inexperienced in using this technology, we focused on ease of operation and the highest levels of reliability so that everyone can enjoy printing graphics and textures with confidence. In summary, this LEF2-200 adds incredible value and opportunity for business growth."
Those interested in seeing the LEF2-200 in action can view the device at Roland DG’s stand (F30) at Sign and Digital UK 2019. To register for free, visit the Sign and Digital UK website