Roland DGA Corp. has introduced ECO-UV S, the next generation of the company's ECO-UV ink formulated to deliver exceptional elasticity and flexibility. Offered in CMYK and White, ECO-UV S is developed specifically for use with four of Roland's VersaUV UV-LED inkjet printers, including the 64-inch LEJ-640 printer, 54-inch LEC-540 printer/cutter, and both the 30-inch LEC-330 and LEC-300A printer/cutters.
"With ECO-UV S ink, users can create realistic packaging prototypes using shrink films or other packaging materials, enabling them to explore a wide range of design options," said Hiroshi Ono, group product manager for Roland DGA Corp. "ECO-UV S expands up to 220 percent, allowing graphics to stretch around uneven shapes, indentations, corners and curved surfaces."
Greater elasticity allows ECO-UV S prints to mold perfectly to the contours of PET bottles and plastic cups, and ensures flawless results on vacuum-formed plastic that is commonly used for items ranging from food service trays to auto parts packaging and consumer electronics cases. Users can also create three-dimensional wide-format graphics, including POP displays, signage and interior décor items.
ECO-UV S ink was developed exclusively for the VersaUV. Winner of DPI, EDP and Label Industry Global Innovation awards, VersaUV features low-heat UV-LED lamps that cure UV ink instantly across a wide range of materials. VersaUV LEC series printer/cutters print, crease, perf-cut and produce embossing effects on flexible and semi-rigid media for custom graphics, packaging prototypes, control panels and short-run labels. The 64-inch LEJ-640 hybrid printer prints and produces embossing effects on both flexible roll media and rigid substrates up to a half-inch thick for high-impact wide-format signage, displays, window graphics, packaging prototypes, POP and interior décor items.
Priced at $104.99 per 220 ml cartridge, ECO-UV S is offered exclusively for wide-format VersaUV models setup with the CMYK + White + White ink configuration. Current VersaUV customers can easily transition to ECO-UV S.