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Roland DG has announced an upgrade to its VersaCAMM print and cut series, the VS-i, which is cheaper than its predecessor (at launch) despite being faster and having more colour options.
The new VS-i series is available in three widths, including the 762mm VS-300i, the 1,371mm VS-540i and the 1,625mm VS-640i, and is equipped with Roland’s latest Eco-Sol MAX2 inks, which were previously only available on the SolJet Pro4.
Users can choose from nine available colours (CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk, white, metallic) in either four, seven or eight-colour configurations, including: dual CMYK; CMYK, Lc, Lm, Lk; or CMYK, Lc, Lm plus either Lk + white, Lk + metallic, or white + metallic.
The higher density of the white and metallic inks is said to have enabled a 1.5x increase in production speed for white and up to twice the speed for metallic versus the previous model.
Maximum four-colour CMYK print speed is 25.9sqm/hr for the VS-540i and 26.9sqm/hr for the VS-640i in banner print mode at 360x720dpi, dropping to 5.7sqm/hr and 5.9sqm/hr respectively at 1,440x720dpi.
Maximum four-colour CMYK vinyl print speed is 9.82sqm/hr for the VS-300i, 12.2sqm/hr for the VS-540i and 13.1sqm/hr for the VS-640i, falling to 3.66sqm/hr, 4.3sqm/hr and 4.4sqm/hr respectively at 1,440x720dpi.
All models come with the latest version of Roland’s VersaWorks RIP, which has an in-built Pantone spot colour library and predictive ink usage calculator, one-year on-site parts and labour warranty, and a place on and introductory or intermediate digital print course at the Roland DG academy.
The VersaCAMM VS-i series is suitable for applications including banners, signs, POP, labels, stickers, heat transfers, window graphics, vehicle wraps and fine art prints.