Roland DGA (US) has launched its new VersaUV LEC2 S-Series UV flatbed printers designed to maximize direct-to-object printing options with vibrant graphics. Local availability is not yet known.
“Available in two flatbed sizes (64-inch, 1632mm and 30-inch, 762mm widths), the LEC2 S-Series printers offer print providers and manufacturers the best of both worlds – direct to product customization, plus direct printing on flexible and rigid materials that allows for an extensive range of merchandising, packaging, sign, and display application opportunities,” a company press release said.
“Our VersaUV LEC2 S-Series printers will appeal to signmakers, personalization houses, industrial printers and packaging experts looking for differentiated profit opportunities, shorter time-to-market capability, and cost savings,” said Roland DGA’s UV printer product manager, Jay Roberts. “They’re perfect for existing users of Roland DG LEF benchtop UV printers, or as an upgrade for existing roll-to-toll printer users, businesses looking to enter the world of UV printing, or operations with more industrial scale requirements. The versatility of configurations enables a range of exciting applications that offer increased profit margins and new business opportunities – both critical to success in today’s competitive print market.”
In addition to the available 64-inch and 30-inch widths, Roland DG offers two different carriage sizes and four different bed sizes to choose from, including a full-sized model that prints on full-boards. “All LEC2 S-Series printers boast up to 7.87 (200mm) inches of height clearance and are sturdy enough to support up to 2,373 pounds (100kg),” the company said. “This makes the LEC2 S-Series unbeatable for wide range of range of applications, including product personalization, package prototyping and short runs, tradeshow and retail signage, POP displays, interior décor, and printing onto panels, sheets, tables and heavy boards.”
Each LEC2 S-Series model uses Roland DG’s GREENGUARD Gold certified, wide-gamut ECO-UV inks. Users can choose from eight different ink configurations, including dual CMYK for increased productivity, or CMYK with optional Red, Orange, White, Gloss and Primer. White and Gloss specialty inks make it easy to incorporate dimensional and textural effects directly onto an array of substrates and objects, while the onboard Primer allows for improved adhesion and media compatibility.
A True Rich Color preset within the bundled VersaWorks 6 RIP software works with the new Orange and Red ECO-UV 5 ink options to widen the colour gamut, open up new creative opportunities, and increase colour-matching accuracy. In addition to the new Orange and Red process colours, specific Pantone and DIC colours can now be achieved.
For maximum productivity, LEC2 S-Series flatbeds offer an intuitive Distance Print Mode that maximizes print consistency on objects that are flat, irregular or curved. A “Reverse Blow” setting removes material from the bed for clean, efficient production.
A separate control tower with touch panel controls allows for the creation of a safe operator area. An emergency stop perimeter around the base (and on the side of the device) safeguards those operating the printer.
VersaWorks 6 software comes standard with LEC2 S-Series devices, which includes a Harlequin RIP dual core engine with 64-bit native processing for enhanced speed and file handling, a drag-and-drop interface, nesting, cropping and tiling features, a special Color Plate Generation function that allows you to automatically generate White, Gloss, and Primer layers directly in the RIP, variable data printing and more.
For more information, visit https://www.rolanddga.com/LEC2S
Or Roland DG Europe: https://www.rolanddg.eu/products/printers/versauv-lec2-s-series-uv-printers
For local availability information: www.rolanddg.com.au