Product of the Month

Roland VersaExpress RF-640 8 Colour

An extended inkset makes this eco-solvent stalwart stand out, Words by Barney Cox

What does it do?
Based on Roland DG’s established VersaExpress RF-640 1.6m/64in roll-fed eco-solvent printer, the new eight-colour incarnation adds orange, green, red and light black to the standard CMYK set and is the first eco-solvent machine to offer that configuration of colours.
“It reaches the colours that other eco-solvents can’t, enabling it to hit 99% of the Pantone+ solid coated colour range,” says Roland DG head of sales for UK and Ireland Rob Goleniowski.

Type Roll-fed eco-solvent piezo printer
Width 1.6m
Number of colours Eight: CMYK plus red, orange, green and light black
Speed Up to 10.5sqm/hr
Workflow ErgoSoft RIP
Price Printer £12,999

IMP Software

A single software that handles estimation & layout planning for sheetfed & web offset, digital, large format, flexo and digital web presses.

What does the software do?
The software generates Cost Based Print Ready Layouts such as imposition for books, step & repeat and nesting for die cut jobs like folding cartons, blisters, labels and signage. Optimise hundreds of jobs of different sizes, shapes, varying quantities and colours employing a highly sophisticated ganging algorithm.
It is

EFI Vutek h3

A next generation mid-range hybrid built entirely from the ground up, words by Richard Stuart-Turner.

What does it do?
The belt-driven 3.2m-wide h3 is built to sit above the GS and just below the HS in EFI’s Vutek printer portfolio, but is a completely new hybrid platform that is not based on either.
With three rows of Ricoh Gen 5 printheads that have a minimum drop size of 7pl and operates in greyscale mode, the 10-channel machine can print up to nine layers in a single pass and runs at up to

Star product Screen PlateRite Ultima 16000N

Latest addition to Screen’s VLF PlateRite range of platesetters.

What does it do?
The PlateRite Ultima 16000N is the latest version of the 16-up (1,470x1,180mm) member of Screen’s range of thermal platesetters. It is offered in a range of configurations depending on the user’s plate volume and automation needs ranging from totally manual loading and unloading through to fully automatic plate handling with up to six plate cassettes online.

Maximum plate size: 1,470x1,180mm