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Roland DG has launched a new high-volume wide-format inkjet, the Soljet EJ-640.

The 64in (1.6m)-wide machine features dual staggered printheads, an integrated tri-heater system and, the company said, is “built for optimum performance in a high-volume production environment”.

The EJ-640 uses one-litre ink cartridges, available in four- or seven-colour configurations and in a mirrored CMYK ink configuration, can achieve speeds of up to 102sqm and resolution of up to 1,440dpi, using specifically designed EJ Ink, which has been developed alongside the machine.

This, Roland DG said, substantially lowers operating costs for high-volume and long-run print jobs. In four-colour CMYK mode, up to two litres of ink can be loaded for each colour, which, along with the Roland Ink Swit- ching System, enables continuous printing. 

The EJ-640 uses two of Roland’s latest gold printheads, as used in the Soljet Pro4, VS-I and RF-640 devices.

The accompanying Roland VersaWorks Dual RIP software also enables PDF and PostScript files to be processed natively, including files with transparencies, Roland DG said. The EJ-640 has some similarities to Roland DG’s XF-640, released in April 2013.