Roland DGA Corporation - 8/29/2007
Roland Adds 74" Model to its AdvancedJET Line of High-Speed
Industrial Inkjet Printers
Irvine, CA, August 29, 2007 - Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and
integrated print/cutters, today introduced a new addition to its AdvancedJET series of industrial inkjet printers,
the 74"-wide AJ-740.
The new AJ-740 joins the 104" AdvancedJET AJ-1000, highly regarded as the fastest printer in its class.
Featuring Roland’s powerful AdvancedJET grand-format engine, the AJ-740 is also built for high-speed
applications, offering an impressive maximum print speed of 872 sqft./hr. and a precision print mode of 473
sqft./hr. These accelerated print speeds make the AJ-740 ideal for volume printing of banners, billboards,
vehicle and fleet graphics, and other outdoor signage.
"Across the digital printing industry there is a rising demand for more productive and flexible printers capable of
handling high-volume and rush jobs, as well as small lot production," said Rick Scrimger, vice president and
general manager of Roland’s Color Products Division. "Delivering grand-format performance in a 74" model,
the AdvancedJET AJ-740 positions shops of all sizes to succeed and profit in this highly lucrative and competitive
marketplace. The AJ-740’s compact design makes it easier to implement than a typical grand-format printer."
Featuring six ultra-wide piezo print heads and an advanced precision firing pattern, the AJ-740 produces brilliant
CMYK+LcLm graphics on both coated and uncoated media with excellent results at even the highest print
speeds. The optional MU-740 Mesh Printing Unit attaches and detaches quickly for easy direct printing onto
economical unlined mesh media.
Unlike other industrial printers, the AJ-740 can be kept running around the clock with very little maintenance
and fine tuning. Automated maintenance eliminates the need for daily manual cleanings while keeping heads,
caps and wipers performing optimally. To support unattended printing, the AJ-740 features a high capacity ink
delivery system and advanced media handling and take-up system supporting up to 220 lb. rolls.
The AdvancedJET AJ-740 is backed by Roland’s Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty covering two full years of
parts and labor. The Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty is the industry’s longest and most reliable bundled
service and support contract. Roland also offers its Passport Customer Care Program which includes extended
warranties, on-site service, Internet and telephone technical support, electronic newsletters, online user forums
and training through Roland University workshops.
Roland AdvancedJET AJ-740 Features:
- 74"-wide printer utilizes AJ-1000 grand-format engine for high productivity and profitability
- Produces billboards, banners, backlits, fleet and vehicle graphics, and point of purchase displays at a
maximum print speed of up to 872 sqft./hr.
- Offers print resolutions of up to 720x720 dpi
- Automated maintenance system requires minimal operator intervention, lowering operational costs
- EcoXtreme ink delivers extended three-year outdoor durability
- Easy to attach and detach optional mesh printing unit available
- Handles media rolls weighing up to 220 lbs.
- Powerful Roland VersaWorks RIP software included
- New Max Impact preset produces vivid outdoor signs with richer color contrast
- Roland Color system provides color charts and chips for spot color matching and improved communication
- Supports a wide selection of media
- Variable data printing for easy, custom prints featuring variable text and graphics
- Backed by Roland’s Two-Year Trouble-Free Warranty
Advanced EcoXtreme ink was formulated exclusively for the AdvancedJET series to deliver outstanding color
density, wider color gamut and rugged durability. Available in 1 liter cartridges in 6 colors (CMYK+LcLm),
EcoXtreme ink produces vibrant images even in high-speed production modes. EcoXtreme is particularly well
suited for volume banner production, offering exceptional bonding with uncoated banner substrates, enhanced
scratch resistance and alcohol resistance.
Powerful Roland VersaWorks RIP Software Included
Exclusively developed for Roland inkjets, Roland VersaWorks RIP offers advanced features including a new
Max Impact color management preset, the Roland Color Matching System for spot color matching and variable
data printing for easy, custom prints with variable data. The Max Impact preset produces deeper, more vivid
blues and reds, the fundamental colors for outdoor graphics, while preserving the overall color balance required
for beautiful, photorealistic images. VersaWorks also includes more than 150 ICC profiles for reliable results
every time on the widest range of media solutions in the industry. The Roland@NET automated update feature
ensures ongoing access to the latest VersaWorks version and profiles available. Built on an Adobe Postscript
engine, VersaWorks is compatible with Windows® XP Professional, 2000 and Windows Vista.
The AdvancedJET AJ-740 is priced at $54,995. The optional MU-740 mesh printing unit is priced at $2,995.
Roland’s 104" AdvancedJET AJ-1000 is priced at $69,995. Leasing options are available on all Roland products.