Roland DGA Corp.

VersaCAMM VS-640 and VS-420

Roland DGA Corp. has introduced two VersaCAMM VS eight-color wide-format metallic inkjet printer/cutters: the 54-inch VS-540 and 42-inch VS-420. The new VS models join Roland's best-selling 64-inch VS-640, which was introduced earlier this year as the company's largest and most advanced VersaCAMM to date.

"With the VS series, we've combined the best elements of more than two decades of Roland innovation into a single digital printing platform that combines versatility with affordability," said Dana Curtis, product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "The new printer/cutters have advanced features, including integrated contour cutting, automated maintenance, precision spot color management, intuitive menu functions and unprecedented print quality. Each model offers users a choice of either production level print speeds or industry-first metallic silver and white inks."

VersaCAMM VS printer/cutters come in a choice of three ink configurations: CMYKLcLm + White + Metallic Silver, CMYKLcLm, and double CMYK. Featuring CMYKLcLm + White + DPI award-winning Metallic Silver ECO-SOL MAX ink, the VersaCAMM VS creates premium metallic graphics on demand. The VS series produces a metallic color palette previously available only through screen printing, offset printing or hot stamping. ECO-SOL MAX achieves outstanding outdoor durability on coated and uncoated media for a broad range of applications.

Equipped with Roland print/cut technology, the VersaCAMM VS prints images and then automatically contour cuts them on one device through one seamless workflow. VersaWorks RIP software is shipped with the printer/cutter and features the Roland Metallic Color Library of 512 metallic spot colors that can be reproduced easily. VersaWorks also includes the new Roland Metallic Texture System Library which has 26 metallic patterns and textures that can be applied to designs for even richer effects.

VS users can choose from two new metallic print modes, blended or layered. Blended mode prints CMYKLcLm and Metallic Silver ink together for more natural metallic colors. Layered mode prints Metallic Silver first, followed by CMYKLcLm in one pass, adding richness to metallic effects. A two-stage heater expedites production, and Roland's Advanced Ink Circulation System prevents the pigment in metallic and white inks from settling.

VersaCAMM VS features the Roland OnSupport system for remote print management. When a job is completed or ink runs low, notifications are sent to an e-mail address which can be accessed by a smart phone or computer.

VersaCAMM VS printers/cutters are available through authorized Roland dealers and priced at $26,495 for the original VS-640, $22,995 for the new VS-540 and $18,995 for the new VS-420.

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