Roland DGA (Irvine, California), a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters, has unveiled its new VersaUV LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 – next-generation UV printer/cutters “uniquely engineered to take label, packaging, sign, display, and interior décor production to another level,” said the OEM. The 64-inch LEC2-640 and 30-inch LEC2-330 incorporate a host of innovative features that maximize image quality, increase print speeds, decrease ink usage, and make user operation and maintenance easier. The new models expand Roland DGA’s existing VersaUV product line and introduce new Greenguard Gold certified EUV5 ink – available in CMYK, clear, white and primer, specially formulated to deliver “vivid colour, outstanding detail and stunning textural and dimensional effects.” Together with Roland DGA’s new True Rich Color II print setting, these inks widen the colour gamut and deliver “vibrant graphics with neutral grays, smooth gradations and natural skin tones.” In addition, the new EUV5 white ink is higher opacity, making it more effective when used as a base coat, or when printing on transparent film or dark paper.
“Our new affordable, easy-to-use LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 printer/cutters usher in a new era of UV production,” said Roland DGA UV Printer Product Manager Jay Roberts. “They offer users a wider colour gamut, better colour matching, superior imaging, faster print speeds, and more. With their enhanced capabilities and simple operation, they make producing customer-pleasing output – complete with eye-catching 3D effects – simple and cost-effective. Whether you’re looking to produce adhesive decals, labels, stickers and signs, POP, backlit panels, packaging prototypes or interior décor, the new LEC2 printer/cutters have you covered.”
The Roland DG LEC2-640 and LEC2-330 also feature advanced printhead technology for precision dot placement and control – as well as new, larger, more powerful LED lamps that allow for higher print quality, improved colour saturation, and faster ink curing. This combination produces “stunning images” down to the finest details – from small text to the most elaborate patterns and gradations. Both printer/cutters include new optimized cleaning and maintenance sequences that help keep the printheads clean, and come with a TU4 unit for automatic media take-up. The LEC2-330 is over 100 pounds lighter and 10 inches thinner than Roland DGA’s first-generation 30-inch model, making it ideal for work environments with limited space.
The new 64-inch LEC2-640 is ideal for creating larger signage, displays and interior décor, while the 30-inch LEC2-330 is aimed at label and packaging applications. Both models are capable of printing on actual press substrates, increasing overall versatility and media compatibility while ensuring realistic package prototypes. An optional TB-30 Tension Bar, available for the LEC2-330, enables direct printing on film as thin as 30 microns for flexible packaging. There’s also an optional ET-30 Extension Table for the LEC2-330 that makes it easier to print on a variety of paper stocks and aluminum metalized papers for folding carton packaging jobs – including design comps, prototyping, and colour proofing for food, beverage, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and more.