Roland DGA Corporation has announced the new VersaCAMM SP-i series of inkjet printer/cutters featuring Roland print/cut technology, which combines precision printing and contour cutting all in one device through one seamless workflow.
The new VersaCAMM SP-i series includes the 30-inch SP-300i and the 54-inch SP-540i inkjet printer/cutters, engineered from the ground up to enhance the productivity of creative professionals everywhere?from marketing departments and retailers to sign shops and screen printers. As integrated printer/cutters, VersaCAMM SP-i inkjets make it easier and faster to produce graphics of virtually any size and shape. Applications include POP displays, labels, decals, vehicle and floor graphics, heat transfers for apparel, posters, banners, signs and more.
VersaCAMM SP-i printer/cutters feature several enhancements over the previous models including Roland Intelligent Pass Control for new levels of productivity and higher image quality, a new heavy duty media handling system for stable media feeding through long production runs and new VersaWorks 3.2 RIP software.
"With Roland Intelligent Pass Control, the SP-i series now offers even faster production printing and higher image quality for greater productivity than ever before," said Andrew Oransky, director of product management for Roland. "These benefits combine with our industry-leading print/cut technology and proven reliability to deliver unparalleled performance and value. No other entry level inkjet device compares."
Roland Intelligent Pass Control optimizes VersaCAMM SP-i image quality by overlapping and feathering consecutive passes so they literally become one continuous image. As a result, SP-i prints reflect smoother gradations and dense, flawless solid colors in every print mode.
Roland Intelligent Pass Control also increases productivity by allowing users to achieve outstanding image quality at higher print speeds. VersaCAMM SP-i inkjets print up to 50 percent faster in Standard print mode than the previous models. Print speeds vary depending on the media and print mode selected.
Designed for both novices and experienced graphics professionals, the VersaCAMM SP-i inkjets are designed for the production of complex graphics?printing and then automatically contour cutting images without any steps in between. As a result, the SP-i series can be operated unattended. The print/cut feature also enables the VersaCAMM to print and cut without registration or crop marks. This both reduces media waste and increases usable print area.
The VersaCAMM SP-i series features a new heavy-duty media handling system that ensures stable media feeding through long print runs. With the new system, the SP-300i handles rolls weighing up to 44 pounds and the SP-540i accepts up to 66 pounds.
The VersaCAMM SP-i series also supports an optional automated media feed and take-up system to facilitate precision unattended printing. The TU2-30 and TU2-54 include convenient front-mounted take-up rollers and advanced tension-controlled take-up units for optimum media feed and tracking. The SP-i series includes an integrated two-stage heater system which dries prints quickly even in high-speed mode for immediate finishing, installation or collection by the take-up system.
In addition, an automated maintenance system ensures trouble-free operation and a new maintenance cover provides easy access to print heads for manual cleanings when needed. With the SP-i series, both 30-inch and 54-inch models come equipped with Ethernet connections.
VersaCAMM SP-i inkjets come with Roland's ECO-SOL MAX eco-solvent ink, offering dense, rich colors, fast dry time, wide gamut, uncoated media support and exceptional durability of up to three years outdoors without lamination.
The VersaCAMM SP-300i and SP-540i take full advantage of new Roland VersaWorks 3.2 RIP software. This true Adobe PostScript 3 RIP is designed by Roland to ensure exceptional production output with unmatched ease of use and incorporates the latest Adobe CPSI 3018 engine for faster RIP processing, better color and smoother gradations. VersaWorks 3.2 uses Roland Intelligent Pass Control to optimize the output quality on the SP-i series and estimates the ink usage and print time for each graphic produced. VersaWorks can control up to four Roland devices including printers, printer/cutters and cutters. It prints cutter crop marks for an automated print/laminate/cut workflow. With Roland@NET, updates are free and easy, automatically uploaded through an Internet connection.
VersaCAMM SP-i Series Features
? 30-inch and 54-inch wide-format inkjet printer/cutters
? Integrated print/cut technology prints and contour cuts designs in one seamless workflow
? Roland Intelligent Pass Control for outstanding print quality and increased productivity
? ECO-SOL MAX eco-solvent ink for dense, rich colors, fast dry time, wide gamut, uncoated media support and exceptional durability of up to three years outdoors without lamination
? Heavy-duty media handling system supports rolls weighing up to 44 pounds for the SP-300i and 66 pounds for the SP-540i
? VersaWorks 3.2 RIP software
? Integrated heater system
? Ethernet connectivity
? Automated maintenance system with new, redesigned maintenance cover
? Optional take-up system
? One-year standard warranty
New SP-i models are available through Roland Authorized Dealers and priced as follows:
? VersaCAMM SP-300i?$12,495
? VersaCAMM SP-540i?$17,895
? Optional TU Series Take-Up System?$2,094.75