Roland DG has announced a faster version of its 64ins wide VersaExpress RF640. New features include the Printer Assist iPad app that allows operators to monitor the printer status and manage jobs and cleaning functions. There’s a new ink switching system that allows users to load a backup cartridge that automatically discharges ink to the printer when the primary cartridge is empty for an unattended continuous printing.
It uses an eight channel greyscale print head with seven different drop sizes. The printer runs two sets of CMYK and can achieve up to 48.5 square metres per hour. The inks are Roland’s Eco-Sol Max2, but Roland says that it has optimised the profiles for up to 20 percent savings on ink consumption. There’s automated cleaning, which should help to extend the life of the printheads.
There are new media loading levers both front and back together with special media brackets that support even the heaviest media rolls as they are loaded into place.
It’s priced at £9,999 and comes with a free take-up system and Roland’s own VersaWorks RIP.