Roland DGA to Demonstrate its Enhanced VersaUV LEF Series UV Printers at the 2018 ISA Sign Expo
Visitors to Roland DGA’s booth at the 2018 ISA Sign Expo can check out Roland’s newly updated VersaUV LEF printers – innovative benchtop flatbeds capable of printing CMYK, White and Gloss inks directly on a vast array of substrates and three-dimensional objects up to 3.94" thick. The 20-inch LEF-200 and LEF-300 models are now offered with an on-board Primer option for improved adhesion on a wide variety of substrates and greater media compatibility. The 12-inch LEF-12i model, like the LEF-200 and LEF-300, now comes with powerful, user friendly VersaWorks® Dual RIP software.
All of Roland’s LEF series UV flatbed printers are perfect for product personalization/customization and the specialty printing markets, which are characterized by small-lot production of numerous products. They make it easier than ever to print vibrant, detailed graphics as well as unique embossing and textural effects on everything from smartphone cases and laptop covers to pens, awards and giftware. The new Primer option further increases the capabilities of these state-of-the-art flatbeds. “This added functionality makes prepping an object for customization before printing full-color graphics simple,” said Jay Roberts, Roland DGA’s Product Manager, UV Printers. “The Primer option ramps up the efficiency, streamlining the process of printing graphics on materials like acrylic and plastic.”
The LEF series flatbeds use Roland’s specially formulated CMYK, White, Primer and Gloss ECO-UV inks for premium-quality printing. Gloss ink can be printed for spot gloss or matte finishes, or for embossing effects. White ink can be printed as a spot color or as a flood behind CMYK on dark backgrounds or clear materials. The Primer option allows users to prepare spot areas for improved White and CMYK adhesion on difficult* substrates. To meet individual business requirements, users can choose from three ink configurations: CMYK+Primer+White, CMYK+Gloss+White, and CMYK+Gloss+White+White.
Every VersaUV LEF series model now comes with VersaWorks Dual RIP software, which includes useful tools and features and designed to optimize efficiency and workflow. VersaWorks Dual boats a new core engine for faster previewing times and improved handling of PDF and PostScript files, including files with transparencies. Without the need to return to design software, users can quickly and easily set up special color layers like White, Gloss and Primer directly in the RIP software, or manage features such as offset, positioning, rotation, and registration.
Roberts expects demand for Roland’s VersaUV LEF series printers to continue to grow over the next several years. “The public’s desire to personalize just about everything is translating into nearly unlimited opportunities for on-demand printing onto an ever-widening range of items,” he noted. “More and more business are using LEF flatbeds to provide custom printing of smartphone cases, accessories, and much more. We’re confident that the recent enhancements to our LEF models will continue to open up new applications and profitable opportunities for users.”
To learn more about the Roland’s VersaUV LEF series UV printers, or the complete Roland product lineup, visit www.rolanddga.com.
*Ink adhesion results may vary depending on the substrate and printing conditions. For best results, test print on actual substrates prior to final production.
About Roland DGA
Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales and distribution arm for Roland DG Corporation. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries. To learn more about Roland DGA, visit www.rolanddga.com.