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Roland Introduces Wider and Faster VersaCamm

Offers VersaWorks software RIP

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The eco-solvent printer/cutter family from Roland just got larger"?the new VersaCAMM SP-540V accepts media up to 54 in. wide and can print graphics up to 114 sq ft/hr with a 360 x 720 dpi billboardprinting mode.

"At 54 in. wide, the new SP-540V will open up even more possibilities for graphics production," said Ken VanHorn, Roland DGA product manager. "Graphics professionals will be able to quickly print and cut durable full-size banners and vehicle wraps on uncoated media."

Like the other VersaCamm printer/cutters, the SP-540V uses Eco-SOL ink, which Roland claims will aggressively bond to both uncoated and coated media. The inks offer water-, scratch-, and UV-resistance for up to 3 years outdoors and come in 220-ml no-mess cartridges.

The SP-540V also offers a new software RIP, VersaWorks. Built upon the Adobe Post- Script CPSI 3016 engine, VersaWorks supports true Adobe PostScript 3 and includes color-management tools, a graphical interface, ICC profiles, layout tools (such as nesting and tiling) and an automatic update feature.

As an integrated printer/cutter, the VersaCamm can automatically contourcut printed graphics without reloading or repositioning them. To laminate graphics, users remove prints, laminate, and then reload them for precision cutting. The Quadralign four-point optical-registration system automatically realigns the cutting path and compensates for skew and distortion. The VersaCamm also functions as a stand-alone vinyl cutter.

Suggested list price: $18,995. (Roland DGA: www.rolanddga.com)

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