Roland DGA Corporation (Irvine, California) has unveiled two new belt-driven hybrid UV printers recently added to its VersaUV LEC2 S-Series. The LEC2-330S B-200 and LEC2-640S B-200 hybrid inkjet printers, use a conveyer belt to transport media along the bed to a stationary printing gantry for increased versatility. The new hybrids also maximize creative options by printing directly – not only on rigid and flexible substrates, but also on roll-to-roll media. The LEC2 S-Series offers the same outstanding image quality and print speeds as the LEC2 S-Series flatbed models in addition to faster loading and unloading times. Both the 30-inch LEC2-330S B-200 and 64-inch LEC2-640S B-200 are capable of printing directly on materials or three-dimensional objects up to 7.87 inches thick and supporting up to 44 lbs. per square foot. Their combined capabilities make these inkjets ideal for product customization and personalization, traditional signage, posters and banners, backlit and POP displays, tradeshow graphics, window coverings, interior décor, and more. The added roll-to-roll functionality also enables users to create longer retail signs and print onto unique, thicker roll media such as natural or synthetic leather, felt, rubber mat and plastics.
Both hybrid models also allow users to choose higher print quality and/or higher-volume production to meet their specific needs. The ability of the belt-driven hybrids to prevent wrinkling when printing on stretchable media also eliminates a common problem when roll-to-roll printing. Like the LEC2 S-Series flatbeds, the belt-driven hybrid models use specially formulated Greenguard Gold certified wide-gamut EUV5 inks. Users can choose from six different ink configurations, including dual CMYK for increased productivity, or CMYK with red, orange, white, gloss, and primer options. White and gloss specialty inks make it easy to print stunning dimensional and textural effects directly onto a vast array of substrates and objects, while the onboard primer allows for improved adhesion and greater media compatibility.