Roland launches 640FT flatbed

Roland DG has announced another UV flatbed printer, the VersaUV LEJ-640FT, which uses LED curing. It appears to be an updated version of the LEJ-640F that was launched back in March 2014.

It has a print area of 1606mm x 2490mm and will print to objects up to 152mm high, weighing up to 100kg. The vacuum bed can be split into four zones.

Roland appears to have improved the power supply so that it can now be run off a 220V AC supply rather than a three phase 380V system. Nor is there any need for a separate compressor to run the vacuum bed, though the older machine would take substrates up to 200Kg.

The resolution appears to be the same, ranging from 540×720 dpi through to 1440 x 1440 dpi. Productivity is up to 12.4 sqm/hr.

It’s a CMYK printer but with two further ink channels giving a choice of configurations of two white channels, two gloss channels or one channel of each. The gloss ink can be layered to create textured effects. It’s worth noting that the print area is slightly reduced for the white and gloss effects. It uses Roland’s Eco UV inks with a choice of 220mm and 500mm cartridges priced at £54.99 and £99.99 respectively.

It comes with Roland’s VersaWorks RIP. The printer itself costs £64,999. There is an existing roll-fed version, the LEJ-640 with the same inkset, resolution and productivity.

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