Roland introduces larger, faster SolJet printer, cutter


Roland DG have announced the launch of a new 64 inch print – cut device featuring an advanced eight channel print head and integrated contour cutting.

At 64 inches wide, the SolJet Pro4 XR-640combines accelerated print speeds with Roland’s renowned integrated print/cut technology, an innovative new print head design, both seven- and eight-colour configurations, and new Eco-Sol Max2 inks in nine colours: cyan, magenta, yellow and black, plus light cyan, light magenta, white, metallic silver  and new light black.

“As the industry’s first printer/cutter to offer this much power and versatility, the XR-640 is designed to maximise profitability in a production environment,” said Brett Newman, Technical Director, Roland DG (UK).“The new high-density ink including white and metallic allows creative’s’ to open up new profitable applications. The new light black ink and expanded colour gamut delivers the ultimate in print quality and colour reproduction.”    
 
The XR-640 is purpose built for production printing with a dual inline print head configuration that yields outstanding image quality at a maximum print speed of 49.1m2/h(528.1 sqft./hr).  The XR-640 fires droplets of seven different sizes for exceptionally smooth gradations and flawless solid colours.  Integrated contour cutting produces graphics of any shape in one seamless workflow.
 
The Pro4 XR-640 features Eco-Sol Max2, a new generation of Roland’s award-winning eco-solvent ink, in four configurations: CMYKLcLmWhMt, CMYKLcLmLkWh, CMYKLcLmLkMt and CMYKLcLmLk.  Eco-Sol Max2 dries fast and offers outstanding long-term outdoor durability, scratch and chemical resistance, broad media support and a wide gamut.  Fully optimised for the XR-640’s new print head design, Eco-Sol Max2 is ideal for popular applications, including banners, signage, POP, decals, labels, vehicle graphics, backlit displays, building wraps, package prototypes and photographic reproductions. 
 
Eco-Sol Max2 adds value and impact to graphics with three specialty inks. New light black ink ensures a neutral grey for smooth grey scale gradations, natural skin tones and precise photographic images. An improved reformulated white ink offers even greater opacity for exceptionally bright white text, graphics and floods.  Metallic silver, also improved for brighter colour, can be printed as a pure spot colour or combined with CMYK to create hundreds of shimmering metallic colours and effects.