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Roland DG has launched a new heavy-duty addition to its VersaUV flatbed line, the VersaUV LEJ-640FT, which features extra inks.

The six-colour printer- CMYK plus white and gloss  is larger than the VersaUV LEF-300, released in January and can print on flexible or rigid substrates or objects up to 150mm in height, - 50mm more than the LEF-300 - and 100kg in weight, the company said.

The LEJ-640FT has a 1,606x2,490mm print area and is therefore suitable for a range of companies offering printed products as diverse as signage, packaging prototypes or guitar cases. It can print at up to a 1,400dpi resolution, according to Roland DG.

Business development manager Mark Elvidge, said the new printer had “impro-ved production workflow, a large, robust print area and advanced Eco-UV inks.

Like its smaller sibling the LEJ-640FT comes with Roland DG’s Versaworks RIP software and Roland OnSupport which enables operators to remotely track production and get automatic alerts to a computer or smart phone, but has an upgraded feature.

The flatbed also has quadruple zone vacuum technology, which allows an operator to print on a large space or lots of smaller substrates, allowing them to run multiple jobs at the same time.

According to the manufacturer, since the LEJ-640FT does not need an external compressor, the floor space it takes up is greatly reduced and the machine is more accessible from all sides.