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Roland Introduces SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 Printer-Cutter

(October 2012) posted on Mon Sep 17, 2012

Features an eight-channel printhead design and new Eco-Sol Max 2 inks.

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Roland DGA has introduced its SolJet Pro 4 XR-640 printer-cutter, which features a new printhead design, accelerated print speeds, and new, reformulated Eco-Sol Max 2 inks in nine colors, including white, metallic silver, and light black.

The 64-inch Pro 4 offers a dual inline and mirrored printhead configuration yielding a maximum print speed of 528 sq ft/hr at 360 x 720 dpi (standard speed on banner is 183.5 sq ft/hr; standard speed on vinyl is 166 sq ft/hr). Print speeds for white and metallic inks are more than 50 percent faster than those of previous SolJet models, Roland reports. Top resolution is 1440 dpi.

The printer, which allows for 7- or 8-color configurations, utilizes the company’s new Eco-Sol Max 2 eco-solvent inks (440-ml cartridges), developed for the Pro 4 and designed for long-term outdoor durability, scratch- and chemical-resistance, broad media support, and a wide color gamut. New to the Max 2 line are three specialty inks are a new light black; a reformulated white; and an improved metallic silver, which can be printed as a pure spot color or combined with CMYK.

Additional features include: an automated ink-circulation system to reduce ink usage and maintenance requirements for white and metallic silver inks; a three-stage heater and optional dryer unit; a built-in take-up system that can handle media rolls up to 88 lbs; and version 4.8 of Roland’s VersaWorks RIP software, which includes a built-in Pantone spot color library, a new predictive ink calculator, variable-data printing, a spot-color replacement feature, and more.

Price: $29,995.